321 Sportscast Friday Night Lights Playoffs (Week 1)

321SPORTSCAST: ASTRONAUT & MCC VICTORIOUS, ROCKLEDGE, VIERA, EAU GALLIE & MELBOURNE ALL FALL IN FIRST ROUND:
Posted on 321Sportscast FB Page on November 9, 2019
#BrevardCounty witnessed an unusual night of first-round playoff action as an Astronaut and MCC would be the only winners while the Rockledge Raiders, Viera Hawks, Eau Gallie Commodores, and Melbourne Bulldogs were beaten by a combined score of 183 to 35 by teams from the west coast of Florida.
Astronaut and MCC won their games by a combined 65-24 and will play another week as the War Eagles and Hustlers won big road games.
Astronaut defeated Keystone Heights 34-14 while MCC took out Frostproof, 30-8.
The War Eagles will face idle Cocoa next week while MCC travels to face Lakeland Christian.
The Holy Trinity Tigers, who like Cocoa had a round one bye, will host First Academy, who defeated Winter Park Trinity Prep, 50-6.
By: Donny Rieber Jr and Alan Zlotorzynski
The playoffs are underway in Brevard County and Friday night saw some great playoff action, along with the Heroes Bowl between Satellite and Discovery. The game was broadcast on 321Sportscast, with the Scorpions winning 28-20.
Gunnar Greenwald had a one-handed grab to get the Scorpions on the board late in the first quarter. Discovery would take an 8-7 lead with 9:32 left in the half, but JD Arnold would get Satellite back in front 13-8, with a 35-yard touchdown run with a minute left in the half.
Garrett Tantius put the Scorps up 19-8 with a 72-yard interception return. Gage Malkin ran the 2-point conversion in and that made it 21-8. Danny Colby’s 6-yard run in the fourth quarter made it 28-8.
Discovery scored twice in the fourth quarter, including the final touchdown of the game with 30 seconds left. It was not enough, as Satellite held on. The Scorpions finished the season 7-4.
Tampa Bay Tech 52, Viera 13
In Class A Region 2, Viera and Tampa Bay Tech squared off on 321Sportscast. The Titans made it look easy against the No. 3 Hawks, as they scored 42 points in the second quarter. Viera had just four first downs in this game.
You had a feeling that it was going to be a long night in Viera when Davis Mallinger had an 85-yard kickoff return called back early in the game.
With his team down 31-0, Viera quarterback Bryce Norton got the Hawks first touchdown of the night with a 38-yard run with 5:17 left in the half.
Cooper Davis caught a three-yard touchdown from Norton with 1:40 left in the half, making it a 38-13 game at the break.
Late in the third quarter, Tampa Bay Tech had one of their players injured. The running clock was stopped for the injury, but with the severity of the injury, the player was taken off the field and the clock continued to run without the ball being snapped again. Viera’s season ends at 6-4.
Armwood 57, Melbourne 0
No. 8 Melbourne got their Class A Region 2 playoff run started against No. 1 Armwood and the Bulldogs took it on the chin.
Charles Montgomery had touchdown runs of 61, 14, and 4 yards in the first half, leading Armwood to a 36-0 lead at the break. Armwood moves to 10-1, while the Bulldogs finish 7-4.
Chamberlain 25, Rockledge 13
The upset of the night came with No. 8 Chamberlain beating top-ranked, undefeated Rockledge in Class 5 A Region 3.
The Chiefs took a 12-0 lead into the fourth quarter thanks to two touchdown runs by Anthony Guzman in the second and third quarters.
James Ash would give them an 18-0 lead early in the fourth with a one-yard run with 10 minutes left in regulation. Avery Smith’s five-yard run got Rockledge on the board with 7:33 left, but Chamberlain answered three minutes later. Michael Alves scored late for Rockledge with a five-yard run.
The Raiders finished 2019 with an 8-1 record.
MCC 30, Frostproof 8
The Hustlers came into this game with a 3-6 record, but they proved they belonged with a big win over No. 4 Frostproof in Class 3 A Region 2.
MCC led 7-2 at the half and they would score with 2:00 left in the third when Mekhi Love found Jacobe McGriff from 35 yards out. After Frostproof scored to make it 14-8 to start the fourth quarter, the Hustlers scored 16 straight points to put this game away.
MCC will next play Jackson Trinity Christian next week.
Tampa Jesuit 45, Eau Gallie 9
In the other Class 5 A Region 3 game, the fifth-ranked Commodores went down 6-0 before Cade Ross and Jayden Campbell hooked up on a 42-yard pass, giving them a 7-6 lead. A field goal by Sean Deavers made it 9-7, as the first quarter was winding down.
The No. 4 Tigers scored the only touchdown of the third quarter and proceeded to run off 31 second-half points.
Astronaut 34, Keystone Heights 14
The No. 5 War Eagles got a big win over fourth-ranked Indians in Class 4 A Region 2.
Tony Caito got Astronaut on the board with a touchdown run. Abreon Torres scored the first of two touchdowns to make it 14-6, and Jaiden Dollard scored the first of two second-quarter touchdowns, making it 20-6.
After Keystone Heights made it 20-13, Dollard stuck again, making it a 27-13 game. Torres would score the final touchdown of the game in the third quarter.
The War Eagles will now take on No. 1 Cocoa next week on 321Sportscast.