Winter Park shuts out Cypress Creek
October 6, 2009Cypress Creek High School
By Chris Boyle Staff reporter
October 3, 2009
Not even a bye week could cool down the still unbeaten Winter Park Wildcats, the No. 3 team in the Sentinel\\\'s Super 16.
Zee Ware torched the host Bears for 164 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns while the defense forced three turnovers in a 46-0 win at Cypress Creek.
"When things get tough, the coaches know they can hand the ball off to Patrick and I," Ware said.
Ware and fellow running backs Patrick Mputu and Dominique Rouse controlled the clock and gained huge yardage. As a team, the Wildcats ran for 203 yards and four touchdowns.
"I pushed the kids and told them that what happened two weeks ago against Boone is long over and in the past," Coach Tim Shifflet said. .
Despite gaining just 47 yards in the first half, the Bears kept the game close through the majority of the first half. The defensive line produced four sacks in the first half and turned away another pair of Wildcat scoring opportunities.
The momentum changed for good just four minutes after halftime. Seconds after Ware scored his second touchdown of the game, Maliq Techeira fumbled the ensuing kickoff. One play later, Mputu punched it in from 12 yards out, putting Winter Park up by 32.
Winter Park 46, Cypress Creek 0
FIRST - WP: Jimenez 35 pass from Richardson (Chomic run). SECOND - WP: Ware 36 run (Rowlinson kick); WP: Rowlinson 26 FG. THIRD - WP: Ware 28 run (Rowlinson kick), WP: Mputu 12 run (Rowlinson kick), WP: Rouse 2 run (Rowlinson kick). FOURTH - WP: King 2 punt block (Rowlinson kick).