By: Donny Rieber
Appeared on 321 Sportscast FB Page on September 28, 2109
It’s hard to believe six weeks of this high school football season are in the books. Friday night saw some of the usual powerhouses step up, including the Cocoa Tigers, who moved to 3-1 with a 27-20 victory over Glades Central.
Caziah Holmes wowed the crowd both at the stadium and watching on 321Sportscast, as he had over 200 yards rushing and scored two touchdowns. He rushed for 42 of the Tigers 55 yards on their first scoring drive and had a 78-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Dada White had a touchdown and played a heck of a game defensively. The Tigers did turn the ball over four times, helping Glades Central stay in the game, but Cocoa was able to withstand a late rally and move to 4-1 overall.
Our other 321Sportscast game of the week was the Beach Bowl, between Satellite and Cocoa Beach. This was a special teams’ bonanza for the Scorpions, who won 57-0. Parker Jones had two punt returns for touchdowns in the third quarter, and a kick return touchdown in the fourth quarter. The Scorpions also scored on a blocked punt in the end zone earlier in the contest.
Space Coast 37, Titusville 0
Corey Anderson had four touchdown runs for Space Coast (3-2) in this one. He was good from 11 yards out, 19 yards, and eight yards, before capping it off with a five-yard run in the third. Xavier Lewis scored from 20 yards out later in the quarter.
With the loss, the Terriers fall to 1-3.
Rockledge 41, Port Orange Atlantic 0
The Raiders (5-0) rolled to a big victory over Atlantic on Friday. Elias Allen had a 10-yard touchdown pass and a five-yard run. Ladarius Tennison had a 36-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
This was the first loss of the season for Port Orange Atlantic.
There was a 45-minute delay in the third quarter to tend to an injured Rockledge player.
Miami Christian 20, Merritt Island 10
Miami Christian outlasted Merritt Island, coming away with a 10-point win. Dominic Shields had a touchdown for the Mustangs off a blocked punt. With the loss, the Mustangs fall to 3-2.
Trenton 36, Holy Trinity 27
Jalon Hudgins and Kevin Chandler hooked up for two touchdowns in the loss. The second touchdown was a 56-yard connection at the end of the second half, giving Holy Trinity an 18-13 lead at the break.
Chandler had a 62-yard touchdown run in the fourth, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Trenton’s 16-point third quarter.
Viera 45, Harmony 7
Jeremiah Housey had one touchdown receiving and another rushing, and Davis Mallinger had a 50-yard scamper in the Hawks 28-point fourth quarter. Viera improves to 2-2, while Harmony dropped to 1-4.
Melbourne 32, Tohopekaliga 27
In what was a back-and-forth affair, the Bulldogs had a blocked punt for a touchdown in the third quarter, and a touchdown run in the fourth quarter to earn their fifth victory of the season.
Eau Gallie 31, Palm Bay 7
The Pirates took an early 7-0 lead when LaAnthony Valentine caught a 29-yard pass from Tyler Hayes, but the Commodores defense went to work from there, keeping Palm Bay off the board the rest of the way.
Jamari Nelson, Dink Jackson, Jayden Campbell, and Kameron Blevins all had touchdowns for Eau Gallie. Quarterback Cade Ross had two touchdown passes. Palm Bay is now 1-3, and the Commodores improve to 4-1.
Cardinal Newman 21, MCC 14
Cardinal Newman (3-1) used a 14-point second quarter to beat the MCC Hustlers by seven. Chris D’Or had three touchdowns to help Cardinal Newman hang on for the win.
MCC quarterback Mekhi Love had two touchdown passes to Tevin Brown in the loss. The Hustlers are now 1-3 this season.
Auburndale 38, Bayside 24
The Bears (2-3) scored 16 points in the fourth quarter but it wasn’t enough, as Auburndale got the 14-point victory.
Auburndale led 24-8 at the half, with the only Bayside touchdown coming on a Logan Brabham to Cameron Gerst three-yard score. Gino Abruzzese’s three-yard run made it 24-16 early in the third, but Auburndale scored two touchdowns in three minutes to pull away.
Lake Gibson 35, Heritage 13
The Panthers (2-3) hung with state-ranked Lake Gibson, leading 13-7 at the half. Tay Farmer scored both touchdowns in the first half for Heritage with a 13-yard run in the first quarter and a 92-yard return of a fumble.
Lake Gibson answered with two touchdowns in each quarter of the second half, to nail down the victory and improve to 5-0 on the year.