Winter Park maintained its perfect record with a 28-22 road win against Class 8A, District 3 rival Timber Creek on Friday night.
The Wildcats (5-0, 1-0) took the lead 7-3 in the first quarter when quarterback Cameron Legree dodged two defenders in the backfield and flipped a short pass to Tyrone Davis, who weaved his way to the end zone to complete a 34-yard play.
The victory gave Winter Park a 7-6 lead in a series that kicked off in 2005.
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In a battle of unbeatens, No. 7 Winter Park dominated the second half to halt Evans’ early-season momentum with a 35-0 victory at Showalter Field.
Tyrone Davis sparked Winter Park (4-0) with 68 rushing yards and a touchdown in the opening half, propelling the Wildcats to a 7-0 lead at intermission.
Tyrone Davis ran for 109 yards and two scores against Evans Friday night. (Max Fay/Orlando Sentinel)"Our defense played with tremendous effort tonight," said Winter Park head coach Tim Shifflet. "Evans has a good football team and I'm really proud of how we held their offense in check."
The go-ahead score came with 6:23 in the second quarter when Davis broke free for a 31-yard touchdown. Davis' score was setup by a 40-yard interception return from Winter Park senior Michael Lopez.
Winter Park defensive back Michael Lopez intercepts a pass from Evans quarterback Deandre Moody in the second quarter of the Wildcats win Friday night. (Max Fay/Orlando Sentinel)"I don't know if it was the hurricane, or what it was, but we didn't play well in the first half," Shifflet said. "We had a gut-check moment at halftime and I'm proud of the way we responded."
Coming out of halftime, Lopez continued to be the difference. Following his second interception, Winter Park's offense drove 51 yards on eight plays to increase its lead to 15-0.
Wildcats quarterback Cameron LeGree capped the drive with a 1-yard score.
Winter Park would add second-half scores from Davis, Cullen Honohan and sophomore Marcus Clarke to put the contest out of reach.
"Our defensive effort has been there all year and we have to keep making plays on that side of the ball," Shifflet said. "Overall, I'm very proud of our effort tonight."
Updated: After the game being postponed Friday night due to lightning, the game was rescheduled for Saturday morning, and our Winter Park Wildcats took at the Lions early in the first half. Go Cats!
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Nathan Hendrix, Orlando Sentinel Correspondent
The Winter Park (1-0) at Oviedo (0-1) game is scheduled to resume at 10 a.m. this morning.
Winter Park, ranked No. 9 in the Super 16, led 7-6 in the first quarter when the game was halted due to lightning with 9:03 remaining in the first quarter.
Oviedo went ahead early when linebacker Antione Ferguson scooped up a Wildcats fumble and returned it 22 yards for a touchdown. The PAT failed.
Winter Park quarterback Cameron Legree tied the score with a 14-yard keeper and the kick was good for the lead going into today.