Despite running more plays and outrushing the visitors from Tallahassee, the Wewahitchka Gators fell 50-20 last Friday to Maclay High School.
After opening the regular season with a road win at Munroe, the Gators have dropped two in a row at home.
Wewahitchka hosts North Bay Haven 7 p.m. CT Friday.
Against Maclay, the Gators ran 65 plays and rushed for 363 yards, but Maclay was all about the pass and big plays.
Maclay passed for 307 and produced four scoring plays of at least 44 yards, three in the air.
After Wewahitchka took a 12-7 lead after the first quarter, Maclay scored the next 36 points before the Gators scored a fourth-quarter touchdown.
Tyreeq Thomas led the young and building-on-the-fly Gators with 143 rushing yards and a touchdown on 25 carries.
Alex Williams added 124 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries, including a 67-yard first-quarter touchdown jaunt that opened the game’s scoring.
Zay McDaniel added 67 yards on 12 carries and caught a pass from Williams to convert a two-point conversion.
The Gators averaged 6.4 per rushing attempt.
But as it has plagued them all season since their two-year starting quarterback moved to another state, the Gators could not muster any offense in the air.