By: Donny Rieber
Originally appeared on 321Sportscast FB page on October 5, 2019
There were a lot of good football games on the Space Coast Friday night, with two games broadcast right here on #321Sportscast.
No.3 Viera 25, DeLand 20
After DeLand (3-2) took a 7-3 lead with 5:48 to go in the second quarter Johnny Eaton got the lead back for the Hawks with a 73-yard pick-6, to make it 9-7 with 53 seconds to go in the half.
Viera took advantage of DeLand penalties on the first drive of the second half, going on a 12-play drive that ate up 6:17 of the third quarter and resulted in a field goal. Jamari Lyons would then get the Hawks second pick-6 of the day, bringing it back 11 yards to make it 19-7.
DeLand made it 19-14 with less than a minute left in the third quarter, but Viera answered early in the fourth after Bryce Norton found Jarvelle Francis, who made some people miss, picking up 35 yards on 3rd-and-16. Norton ran it in on the next play, giving the Hawks a 25-14 lead.
DeLand scored with 4:40 left in the game and missed the two-point conversion. Viera was able to run it out from there.
Viera, now 3-2 will travel to face Tohopekaliga in district play.
No.6 Melbourne 21, Satellite 10
Justin Popovich found Michael Petit for a 60-yard touchdown with 15 seconds left in the second half to give the Bulldogs a 7-3 lead. They would get two Antonio Wright touchdown runs in the third quarter and lead 21-3.
Popovich would be on the wrong end of a pick-6 as Valin Vigliotti brought it back, closing the gap to 21-10. That’s how it would end, as the Bulldogs moved to 6-1, while the Scorpions fall to 4-2.
The Scorpions will travel to face Orangewood Christian while Melbourne will host St.Cloud.
No.2 Cocoa 36, Mainland 22
The Tigers (5-1) were locked in a back-and-forth affair for much of the night with Mainland out of Daytona. Jmarlyae Robinson caught two touchdowns from D.J. Arroyo, and O.J. Ross had a 15-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter and an eight-yard run in the fourth quarter to put the game away.
Caziah Holmes had one touchdown run of nine yards in the second quarter, his only touchdown of the night.
The Tigers, 5-1 have a bye next week and travel to face Venice on October 18
Fort Pierce Westwood 28, Palm Bay 24
Palm Bay (1-4) led 16-0 after one quarter, thanks to a seven-yard run by Markelle McKay and an 11-yard run by Mathew Blackmon. They would lead 24-7 after LaAnthony Valentine took it in from nine yards out. They would watch that evaporate in the fourth, as Fort Pierce Westwood scored 21 unanswered points to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
The Pirates are now 1-4 and will host Harmony.
No.5 Eau Gallie 34, Bayside 20
Cade Ross had two touchdown passes in this one including a 27 yarder to Dink Johnson in the first quarter and a 74-yarder to Jayden Campbell in the fourth quarter, giving Eau Gallie a 27-20 lead with 9:42 left in the fourth. Campbell also had a rushing touchdown in this one, leading the Commodores to the win, and a 5-1 record.
Bayside quarterback Logan Brabham had a 20-yard touchdown pass to Chase Smith in the second quarter, and Gino Abuzzesse’s 15-yard run tied the game at 20 with 10:25 to go, before Ross and Campbell hooked up for their big score.
The Commodores will host Atlantic while Bayside drops to 2-4 and will travel to face Heritage.
Holy Trinity 42, Lake Highland Prep 0
Holy Trinity quarterback Jalon Hudgins had three touchdown passes, two of those to Kevin Chandler. The defense did their part, recovering two fumbles for touchdowns in the third quarter as the Tigers rolled. With the win, they improved to 4-3 on the season.
The Tigers will host Coral Springs Charter next week.
Celebration 46, Titusville 7
It was a rough night for the Terriers, who saw the Celebration Storm score 34 first-half points, en route to a 39-point victory. Austin Gardner’s 18-yard pass to Noah Daniels accounted for the only Titusville points of the night. The Terriers are now 1-4 on the year and will host Cypress Creek next.
Bolles 48, MCC 6
The Bolles Bulldogs showed why they are one of the best teams in the state on Friday, holding the Hustlers to one touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Ben Netting had three touchdown passes, helping to boost Bolles record to 5-1. MCC is now 1-4
MCC has a Bye next week before hosting Satellite
Sebastian River 16, Astronaut 14
Astronaut led this one 6-0 at the half on an Abeon Torres 27-yard run, but the two teams each scored eight points in the third before the Sharks got the only points of the fourth quarter to get the come-from-behind victory. Astronaut is now 2-3, and Sebastian River is 3-2.
The War Eagles will host Space Coast.
Trinity Christian 42, Cocoa Beach 21
The Minutemen found themselves down 20-0 in this game, before getting on the board with 1:26 left in the first half. They would get their second touchdown as time expired in the half, closing the gap to 20-14.
Unfortunately, it wouldn’t be enough, as Trinity Christian used two third-quarter touchdowns to put this one away.
Cocoa Beach falls to 0-5 and plays Monday at Warner Christian.