LECANTO — Wesley Chapel High committed five turnovers and gave up 108 yards in penalties in its loss to host Lecanto.
Wesley Chapel is now 0-2, while Lecanto improved to 2-0.
An interception by Nicolai Kortendick at the Panthers’ 25-yard line ended a possible Wesley Chapel scoring threat.
Lecanto running back Dmitry Growdon rushed for 98 yards on 15 carries and scored the team’s lone touchdown in the second quarter.
Wesley Chapel was only able to manage 90 yards total offense in the game.
Wesley Chapel scored when Eric Bennett intercepted a pass and ran 44 yards for a score with 6:35 left in the first quarter. The extra-point attempt was blocked.
Growdon scored on a 6-yard run. He set up the score with a 29-yard run. Lecanto kicker Luis Leiva kicked the extra point at 7:51 in the second quarter.
Leiva booted a 24-yard field goal with 13 seconds left in the half to give Lecanto a 10-6 lead.
Wesley Chapel returns to action on Friday on the road at Pasco. Lecanto is at home on Friday against Crystal River.
Wesley Chapel 6 0 0 0 — 6
Lecanto 0 10 0 0 — 10
W-Bennett 44 interception return (kick blocked)
L- Growdon 6 run (Leiva kick)
L- FG Leiva 24