HOLIDAY - Wesley Chapel used a dominating rushing performance to rout the Anclote Sharks 39-7 on Friday night at Sharks Stadium.
Tailback Jon Mahan carried the ball 21 times for 223 yards and three touchdowns. Davon Henry chipped in for the Wildcats with 98 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown. Wesley Chapel rushed for 406 yards on the night.
After being held to a three-and-out on their opening posession, Mahan wasted little time getting the Wildcats on the board. He took a sweep 75 yards down the sideline for a touchdown and a 6-0 lead. Then after holding Anclote to a three-and-out, the Wildcats marched 67 yards on eight plays and Henry scored from 10 yards out to push the score to 12-0 at the end of the first quarter.
Mahan added his second touchdown of the night on a 20-yard run before quarterback Keegan Tanner found Chris Pierre-Charles on a 15-yard touchdown pass and then ran for a 13-yard touchdown of his own.
Anclote was led by workhorse fullback, Kris Aratchiysky, who rushed for 51 yards on 16 carries, including the Sharks' only score on a 3-yard run.
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