Thursday, May 24, 2018
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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

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