Monday, October 13, 2008
Gallon's big night spurs Apopka past Wekiva
Written by Woody Wommack
APOPKA — Wekiva may be a Central Florida program on the rise, but the Mustangs aren’t quite ready to compete with crosstown rival Apopka just yet. The Blue Darters, who are ranked No. 2 in the Sentinel Super 16, ran by Wekiva 65-28 on Friday night.
The Mustangs hung tough with Apopka until midway through the third quarter.
Apopka (5-1, 2-0 in Class 6A, District 4) jumped out to a 29-7 lead before the Mustangs (2-3, 1-1) came back to cut the lead to 29-21 after an 80-yard touchdown pass from Adam Thomas to Kawayne Hunter.
But every time it looked like Wekiva would come all the way back, Jeremy Gallon had an answer. The senior quarterback finished the game with 311 yards rushing and five touchdowns on 20 carries. He was also 3-of-7 passing for 48 yards and another touchdown.
Gallon had a number of highlight-reel plays, including a first-quarter TD run that saw him run from one sideline and back again before crossing the line of scrimmage and taking it 16 yards for the score.
Wekiva was led by running back James Owens, who carried 26 times for 166 yards and one touchdown. Hunter caught three passes for 106 yards and two touchdowns.
After the game, the Blue Darters were awarded the inaugural Mayor’s Cup, which will be handed out every year to the winning team of every Apopka-Wekiva football game.
Apopka 65, Wekiva 28
FIRST — A: Safety; A: Gallon 16 run (Catron kick); W: Owens 6 run (Magee kick); A: Gallon 48 run (Catron kick). SECOND — A: Davis 15 run (Catron kick); A: Gallon 15 run (kick failed); W: Hunter 20 pass from Arnheim (Magee kick). THIRD — W: Hunter 80 pass from Thomas (Magee kick); A: Gallon 63 run (Catron kick); A: Scott 37 pass from Gallon (Gallon run); A: Gallon 47 run (Catron kick). FOURTH — W: Randle 1 run (Magee kick); A: Smith 47 run (Catron kick); A: Felder 2 run (Catron kick).
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