The contest came together in a rush with the possible approach of Tropical Storm Norberto.


Once on the field last Thursday night, the Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School football team rushed all over Franklin County.


The game was the first of three round-robin game will complete the regular season schedule for the four lowest-ranked teams in the Sunshine State Conference North Florida League.


Wewahitchka (3-5) will host Holmes County Friday night (weather permitting) and will travel to Liberty County to finish the season.


Temporarily playing the role of generous host, the Gators allowed Franklin County to reach the scoreboard first with a 47-yard first-quarter touchdown pass.


The extra point kick was no good and that was it for the Seahawks.


Wewahitchka dominated behind a balanced rushing attack.


Zay McDaniel paced the Gators with 127 yards on 16 carries and Alex Williams also went over the century mark with 109 yards on 16 carries.


Tyreeq Thomas contributed 66 yards on just eight carries and Keegan Calhoun added another 41 yards on just three carries.


Wewahitchka passed one time for 15 yards.


Williams put Wewahitchka ahead to stay early in the second quarter on a 7-yard run and two-point conversion made it 8-6.


Before halftime arrived, McDaniel sprinted 56 yards for a touchdown, though the run on the conversion failed and it was 14-8 entering the locker room.


Williams and McDaniel duplicated the order of touchdowns in the third quarter, Williams scoring from 32 yards and McDaniel from 6 yards, two-point conversions good after both scores.


Calhoun went 36 yards for a touchdown to round out the scoring in the fourth quarter, the two-point conversion failing.


The Gators finished with 346 total yards to Franklin County’s 103,