Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Preseason football: Wesley Chapel 28, Fivay 6

WESLEY CHAPEL — It did not take long for Wesley Chapel to take control of this one. At halftime, Wesley Chapel's defense and running attack held a 18-0 lead. The Wesley Chapel defense smothered Fivay with timely sacks, and two forced fumbles and recoveries which set up two of their three first-half touchdowns.

Drive of the game: The Wildcats defense came up huge on Fivay's second drive. The Falcons held the ball for nearly six minutes, when it looked like they would tie the score or take the lead. But a fumbled pitch to the Falcons running back was recovered by Tre McKitty of Wesley Chapel. The Wildcats took full advantage and extended their lead to 12-0.

Play of the game: The big play came on Wesley Chapel's first play from scrimmage when Jordan Thompson took the ball to the left side, got some blocks from his line and took it 54 yards to the house to give the Wildcats the early 6-0 lead, and never let up.

Stars of the game: Wesley Chapel's varsity squad only played the first three quarters, but that didn't stop Jordan Thompson from taking advantage of the little playing time he had, racking up 99 yards on the ground on 10 carries with one touchdown.

After going 0-for-3 on extra points, all coming up short, Wesley Chapel kicker Chase Oknefski not only made the fourth extra point, but he also connected on a 40-yard field goal at the start of the fourth quarter.

Tim Porson, Times correspondent

Preseason football: Wesley Chapel 28, Fivay 6 08/22/14 [Last modified: Friday, August 22, 2014 10:10pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Peter Budaj, Lightning lose to Devils in shootout; Nikita Kucherov scores

    Lightning Strikes

    NEWARK, N.J. — For Peter Budaj, Tuesday's season debut had a shaky start.

    The Lightning’s Vladislav Namestnikov, right, battles Damon Severson for the puck.
  2. Lightning's Steve Yzerman enjoying Nikita Kucherov's scoring run

    Lightning Strikes

    NEWARK, N.J. — If anyone knows what it is like to be as hot as Nikita Kucherov is right now, it's Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman.

    Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov, of Russia, celebrates after scoring a goal on the New Jersey Devils during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
  3. Bucs journal: Offense needs to get off to a faster start

    Bucs

    TAMPA — The past two games have seen the Bucs offense muster furious rallies in the fourth quarter of losses, with 229 yards against the Patriots and a franchise-record 27 points against the Cardinals.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter walks the field before an NFL game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.
  4. NFL players, owners hold 'constructive' talks on issues

    Bucs

    NEW YORK — NFL players and owners met Tuesday to discuss social issues, a session Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross called "constructive" and Colts defensive back Darius Butler termed "positive."

    A coalition of advocacy groups 'take a knee' outside of a hotel where members the quarterly NFL league meetings are being held on Tuesday in New York City.  Owners, players and commissioner Roger Goodell are all expected to attend. The activists spoke of having solidarity with athletes and coaches around the country who have also kneeled in protest of racial injustice, especially in policing.
 [Getty Images]
  5. Lightning's Steve Yzerman: Nikita Kucherov 'wants to be great'

    Blogs

    If anyone knows what it is like to be as hot as Nikita Kucherov is right now, it's Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman.

    Nikita Kucherov joined Steve Yzerman, Mario Lemieux and Keith Tkachuk as the only players in the last 30 years to score a goal in each of his team's first six games.