Football preview: Wesley Chapel — Aug. 12

Wesley Chapel

At a glance

Coach: Anthony Egan, seventh season

Class: 3, District 7 (Suburban)

Last season: 6-4

Key players: DB/WR Desmond Ghabbour, So.; ATH Tre Hill, Jr.; RB/OLB Jaylahn Lewis, Jr.; QB/LB Dylan McGinnis, Sr.; OL Evan Miller, Jr.; LB/FB Josh Poleon, Sr.; RB/LB Mason Quinn, Sr.


Aug. 18 vs. The Villages, 7 (preseason)

Aug. 26 at Sunlake, 7:30

Sept. 2 at Wiregrass Ranch, 7:30

Sept. 9 at Gulf, 7:30

Sept. 16 vs. Land O’ Lakes, 7:30

Sept. 23 Bye

Sept. 30 vs. Zephyrhills, 7:30

Oct. 7 at Tohopekaliga, 7

Oct. 14 at Cypress Creek, 7:30

Oct. 21 vs. Lecanto, 7:30

Oct. 28 vs. Pasco, 7:30

Nov. 4 vs. Mitchell, 7:30


Wesley Chapel has not had a losing season since Anthony Egan took over the program in 2016. To keep that streak going, the Wildcats will be counting on a younger lineup to make their mark and speed up the rebuilding process. On offense, Wesley Chapel’s leading passer, top two leading rushers and top three leading receivers from last season all graduated. To compensate, the Wildcats will rely on a ball control attack, led by running backs Tre Hill, Jaylahn Lewis, Dylan McGinnis and Mason Quinn. The top returner on defense is Josh Poleon, who had a team-leading 94 tackles and six sacks a year ago.