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Preseason football: Wharton 24, Bloomingdale 6

VALRICO — Wharton's early offensive power proved to be too much for Bloomingdale.

Early touchdown runs for the Wildcats propelled them to a 14-0 lead. Jonathon Mayhem broke off a 57-yard touchdown to start the scoring; that was followed by an 81-yard from rush by David Larry.

"We got some good runs and our quarterbacks were effective early," Wharton coach David Mitchell said. "The guys did a good job of bringing the stuff we worked on in practice to life in a game tonight."

After a Bloomingdale touchdown on a 35-yard run by Eugene Baker, Wharton got another score before halftime, a 54-yarder from Ryan Hatter to Marvin Murray.

The second half was an offensive stalemate. The only points came from a Wharton field goal after they got the ball on the Bloomingdale 10-yard-line following a botched punt snap that the Bulls recovered to prevent another touchdown.

With just more than two and a half minutes left, the game was called because of lightning in the area.

By David Rice, Times Correspondent

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Preseason football: Wharton 24, Bloomingdale 6 08/27/10 [Last modified: Saturday, August 28, 2010 12:37am]
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