Offense not a problem for prolific Wildcats

Published November 15, 2006

VALRICO - Wharton scored early and often and shut out Bloomingdale 6-0 in the Class 5A, District 8 opener for both teams Tuesday.

The Wildcats (3-1) scored in the opening minute when Ryan Asare-Bediako sneaked a ball around the right post to beat Bulls goalkeeper Alex Keim.

Two minutes later, David Stovall scored the first of his three goals and the rout was on.

"Those two have a lot of freedom," Wharton coach Scott Ware said. "They also have a lot of skill and speed. They're just a great combination."

Jordan Griffith added a goal in the 36th minute as the Wildcats took a commanding 3-0 lead into the half.

Once again, Wharton opened a half with a goal in the opening minute.

After a Bloomingdale (0-1-1) turnover in its own zone, Will Hunt fired a ball past Keim before Stovall added his last two goals to finish the scoring with a hat trick.

Keim was peppered all game as Wharton fired 16 shots.

The Bulls offense mustered just 11 shots.

"We came out and executed our game plan very well," Ware said. "We played a full 80 minutes."