WESLEY CHAPEL — Wesley Chapel wanted to send its upperclassmen away with a victory on senior night. Instead, Zephyrhills notched its first win of the season, 14-7 in overtime Friday.
The Bulldogs' scored at the end of the first quarter as senior linebacker Anthony Viernes lofted a 36-yard touchdown to sophomore Adrian Sanchez.
It took Wesley Chapel until the fourth quarter to put points on the board. The Wildcats used a heavy dose of junior running back Jon Mahan to help Keegan Tanner punch his way into the end zone on a 1-yard touchdown run to tie it.
The Wildcats (2-6, 1-4) had one last shot to score in regulation. Mahan, who rushed 24 times for 119 yards, put the Wildcats in field goal position, but Terrence Campbell missed it wide left to force overtime.
The Bulldogs (1-6, 1-4) got the ball first and on fourth and 1, Jamal Roberts sneaked his way in for the score, making it 14-7 Zephyrhills.
Wesley Chapel came out running in overtime, but on fourth and 1 Tanner's pass was incomplete thanks to hard hit on the receiver by Chris Reaves.
"I'm just happy to get a win," Viernes said. "It's been a long season."