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Football: Wesley Chapel 25, Ridgewood 9

Published Oct. 4, 2014

WESLEY CHAPEL — It was another rain-soaked evening under the Friday Night lights in Pasco County with Wesley Chapel looking to snag its first win of the season on Homecoming night. It didn't take long for the Wildcats to take the early lead. On the first drive of the night on a fourth and 4, quarterback Austin Sessums connected with Natanael Rodriguez on a 59-yard catch down the middle.

Key drives: The drive of the night belonged to Ridgewood, but it started with the Rams' defense. With Wesley Chapel on the Rams' 2-yard line on fourth down, the defense stuffed the Wildcats. Ridgewood then drove the ball 99 yards on 14 plays, capped by a 17-yard rush by Glass Wilson to even the score at 6.

Play of the game: After a bad snap by the Rams on fourth down — with just six seconds left in the first half — the Wildcats took over on Ridgewood's 21-yard line. One play later, Sessums connected with Jordan Goodloe on a nice seam route up the middle for the score. After the failed two-point conversion, Wesley Chapel took the momentum into the locker room with the 12-6 lead.

Star of the game: Goodloe's defensive play and touchdown in the first half led the Wildcats to their first victory of the season for coach Tico Hernandez.

Tim Porson, Times correspondent