Pity the foe that messes with the Apopka offense.
There's a new all-time single regular season points leader in the state of Florida, and it hails from the Orlando area. Apopka High (Apopka, Fla.) set a new state record for points in a season during it's most recent victory, a 45-17 whitewash of Olympia High (Orlando, Fla.). The Blue Darters' final touchdown and extra point pushed their season total to 529 points, one more than the previous state record of 528 set by Trinity Christian School (Jacksonville, Fla.) in 1999.
There's still time for Apopka to add to its record total, too. While it won't adjust the final number that sits in the state record book, there's every indication that the Blue Darters could go deep in the state tournament and keep racking up big points; they're currently 9-1 and their offense makes it awfully hard for opponents to keep up.
While Apopka entered the season thinking that anything was possible, coach Rick Darlington told the Orlando Sentinel that the new record was still a surprise because of a series of unfortunate injures that have befallen the Sunshine State powerhouse.
"This is a surprise for us since we have had some injuries on offense," Apopka coach Rick Darlington told the Sentinel. "But we won the game and clinched the district. We have a home game to start the playoffs, so that is what was most important out of tonight."
Hear that Florida? Some squad is going to need to score an awful lot of points or do what no one else has -- slow down that offense -- to keep the Blue Darters from a state crown.
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