Ayron Rodriguez ran for 86 yards and two touchdowns, and Jaden Machules passed for 151 yards and another score Friday to guide host Winter Park past East Ridge 42-6 in a Class 8A, Region 2 play-in game.
Winter Park (8-1), which missed out on the football playoffs last year, will host last year’s 8A state runner-up, Apopka (5-3) next Friday night.
Winter Park is No. 7 in the Sentinel Super 16 area rankings. Apopka, which had a bye this week, is No. 13.
Winter Park coach Tim Shifflet challenged his starters after last week’s win against Olympia.