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321Sportscast Friday Night Lights – Week 9

By: Donny Rieber

Posted on 321Sportscast FB Page on October 25, 2019

Viera 44, Melbourne 7

In what was billed as the biggest game of the season thus far in Brevard County, the Viera Hawks scored early and often in a big win over the Bulldogs. With the victory, the Hawks take home their sixth district title.

Jerimiah Housey had a touchdown in the first quarter and a 10-yard touchdown run to spur a 26-point outburst in the second quarter that put this game away. Housey also had an interception in that second quarter.

Jared Spragins had the only Melbourne touchdown of the night, catching a six-yard pass from Justin Popovich. Jalen Clark’s 68-yard reception set that Bulldogs touchdown up.

Cooper Davis made the defensive play of the night late in the third when he picked off the pitch-back of what was supposed to be a double pass, and he turned it into a pick-6, making it 32-7. Davis was one of two 321 Sportscast Carlsen’s Trophy Shop Players of the Game. The other was offensive lineman Andrew Hart. Congratulations to both guys.

Davis Malinger caught a 22-yard touchdown from Bryce Norton and not long after that, there was a monsoon that came through that lasted about 10 minutes and had our guys from 321Sportscast in awe of just how hard it came down. Juju Barfield returned a fumble nine yards for the final score in the rain.

Melbourne (7-2) will look to bounce back against Eau Gallie next week, and Viera (6-2) will head to Vero Beach, who just won their 61st consecutive game on Friday, setting a new state record.

Cocoa 58, Holy Trinity 0

In our second 321 Sportscast game of the week, the Cocoa made it look easy, in the battle of the Tigers.

Amarion Gaines had three touchdowns in this one, including a 67-yard kickoff return to start the scoring. He also had two 10-yard runs. Ja’quez Hicks had a 65-yard pick-6, all in the first quarter. It was 37-0 after 12 minutes of play.

Cocoa quarterback DJ Arroyo ran one in and had a touchdown pass in this one. Cedrick Hawkins capped the scoring with a 95-yard interception return with 1:40 to go in the game.

MCC 17, Cambridge Christian 10

In a huge upset, the Melbourne Central Catholic Hustlers (3-5) took down Cambridge Christian, thanks to 14 fourth-quarter points.

The two teams were tied at three at the half before Cambridge took a 10-3 lead after three quarters. The Hustlers got a 55-yard punt return in the fourth quarter, but missed the extra point, and still trailed 10-9. That is until MCC took the lead on a six-yard run with 2:42 left in regulation. The 2-point conversion was good, and with that, MCC handed the Lancers just their second loss of the season.

 Eau Gallie 29, Merritt Island 6

Brady Denaburg had two first-quarter field goals, including a 50-yarder to get Eau Gallie (8-1) going in this one.

Quarterback Cade Ross had two touchdown passes to Jayden Campbell in the second quarter, and he found Kameron Blevins and Dink Jackson with passes of 22, and 31 yards in the third quarter, giving the Commodores QB a four-touchdown night.

With the loss, Merritt Island falls to 4-4.

Satellite 21, Space Coast 20 (OT)

Space Coast took a 7-0 lead in this one, and that held until the fourth quarter. Satellite got rushing TD’s from Jaime Steffen and J.D. Arnold in the fourth quarter.

Space Coast regained the lead with DeAndre Jackson scoring his second touchdown of the game in OT, only to see Arnold score his second of the night. The extra-point was good, and Satellite improved to 6-3.

Port Orange Atlantic 24, Palm Bay 6

LaAnthony Valentine had a 55-yard touchdown run just before halftime, but the Pirates didn’t have many answers for the Sharks in this one. Torrey Gaines scored two touchdowns for Port Orange, including a 65-yard kickoff return. The Sharks improved to 6-3, while the Pirates drop to 1-7.

Lake Gibson 33, Bayside 3

The Lake Gibson Braves (9-0) used a 20-point third quarter to put the Bears away. Braves QB Logan Hackett had three touchdown passes in this one, while Bayside (3-6) got a field goal from Jesse Krauss in the second quarter for their only points.

Heritage 28, Astronaut 7

Things started well for Astronaut with a Jaiden Dollard 85-yard kickoff return, but that was all the War Eagles could muster.

Tay Farmer had a three-yard run in the second quarter and that was backed up by a Devin Alves 42-yard run to give Heritage a 12-7 first-quarter lead. Farmer would score again in the third on a 46-yard run and ran the 2-point conversion. Nate Ettiene scored late in the fourth, on a 38-yard run.

Father Lopez 42, Titusville 6

Terry Miller’s pick-6 got the Terriers going in the right direction about four minutes into the game, but from there, Isiaha Shirley scored twice and running back Eddie Whippe had a three-touchdown night.

The loss dropped the Terriers to 1-7.

Trinity Prep 53, Cocoa Beach 0

Trinity Prep quarterback Luke Cohn had five touchdown passes, including three in a 32-point second quarter. Cocoa Beach is now 2-7 this season.