Apopka HS Football – Week 2: Apopka Bounces Back

story from the Orlando Sentinel

Sophomore quarterback Demetri Burch put on quite a display Friday night.

Burch led Apopka to a 56-7 victory over Lake Brantley in the 40th annual meeting between the two rivals. He did it with his feet, rushing for 97 yards and two touchdowns, and with his arm, completing 5-of-7 passes for 135 yards and a touchdown.

Burch didn’t play in the second half, giving way to sophomore Taden Blaise.

“He is going to be a great player,” Apopka coach Rick Darlington said about Burch. “We know he can run the ball well. Tonight he was making some good reads on the read-option play and he threw the ball well. He will continue to grow and mature.”

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Apopka's Demetri Burch (8) runs for a first down while Lake Brantley's Charles Herig sets up for the stop during a high school football game between Apopka and Lake Brantley on Friday, Sept. 05, 2014 in Apopka, Fla.. (Photo/Reinhold Matay) ORG XMIT: OTK

Apopka’s Demetri Burch (8) runs for a first down while Lake Brantley’s Charles Herig sets up for the stop during a high school football game between Apopka and Lake Brantley on Friday, Sept. 05, 2014 in Apopka, Fla.. (Photo/Reinhold Matay) ORG XMIT: OTK

Both teams watch the coin toss during a high school football game between Apopka and Lake Brantley on Friday, Sept. 05, 2014 in Apopka, Fla.. (Photo/Reinhold Matay) ORG XMIT: OTK

Both teams watch the coin toss during a high school football game between Apopka and Lake Brantley on Friday, Sept. 05, 2014 in Apopka, Fla.. (Photo/Reinhold Matay) ORG XMIT: OTK

Apopka's Dakari campbell (6) runs during a high school football game between Apopka and Lake Brantley on Friday, Sept. 05, 2014 in Apopka, Fla.. (Photo/Reinhold Matay) ORG XMIT: OTK

Apopka’s Dakari campbell (6) runs during a high school football game between Apopka and Lake Brantley on Friday, Sept. 05, 2014 in Apopka, Fla.. (Photo/Reinhold Matay) ORG XMIT: OTK

Apopka's Deshawn Massey (2) and Chandler Cox celebrate a touchdown during a high school football game between Apopka and Lake Brantley on Friday, Sept. 05, 2014 in Apopka, Fla.. (Photo/Reinhold Matay) ORG XMIT: OTK

Apopka’s Deshawn Massey (2) and Chandler Cox celebrate a touchdown during a high school football game between Apopka and Lake Brantley on Friday, Sept. 05, 2014 in Apopka, Fla.. (Photo/Reinhold Matay) ORG XMIT: OTK

Apopka's captains (left to right) Tyler L'Heureux, Jason Toussaint, Jacob Melbourne and Ben bas com take the field during a high school football game between Apopka and Lake Brantley on Friday, Sept. 05, 2014 in Apopka, Fla.. (Photo/Reinhold Matay) ORG XMIT: OTK

Apopka’s captains (left to right) Tyler L’Heureux, Jason Toussaint, Jacob Melbourne and Ben bas com take the field during a high school football game between Apopka and Lake Brantley on Friday, Sept. 05, 2014 in Apopka, Fla.. (Photo/Reinhold Matay) ORG XMIT: OTK

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