By Donny Rieber from 321Sportscast FB Page August 31 2019
With the threat of Hurricane Dorian looming, it was business as usual Friday night for most high school football teams in Brevard County, and there were some excellent games on the gridiron.
EAU GALLIE 13 HERNANDO 7
Hernando gave Eau Gallie a run for their money in a game that was broadcast right here on #321Sportscast. The Commodores needed a late one-yard run from Jordan Blackmon, to break a 7-7 tie with 1:47 left.
Blackmon had a run earlier in the drive that set the touchdown up. He lost his helmet on the play, and put a jolt into his team, firing the sideline up.
Eau Gallie could have put this one away much earlier but had a couple of touchdowns taken off the board, due to penalty in the first quarter.
Congratulations to The Carlsen’s Trophy Shop Player of the Game, Jayden Campbell who played lights out, especially when four-star recruit Dink Jackson left the game in the first quarter with an injury.
With the win, the Commodores improved to 2-0. Hernando drops to 0-2.
EAU GALLIE VS SPACE COAST NEXT
HERITAGE 32 HARMONY 14
In the second 321Sportscast game of the night, Heritage got their first win of the season with a 32-14 triumph over Harmony.
The two teams were tied at seven after the first quarter, but Heritage got a 29-yard scoring scamper from Chatayvion Perry, and a 19-yard run from Devin Alves and the Panthers went up 20-7.
Keaghan Black’s 61-yard pass to Joe Smith with 1:27 left in the half cut the deficit to 20-14 at the break. It was Black’s second big ball of the half. He hooked up with Kenneth Torres at the end of the first quarter, for 71 yards.
Rontavius Farmer had touchdowns of eight yards and one yard in the fourth quarter to salt this one away for the Panthers. Harmony falls to 0-2 with the loss.
Tay Farmer was also awarded the Carlsen’s Trophy Shop Player of the Game for outstanding performance in the Panthers win.
MELBOURNE 37 SPACE COAST 19
Bulldogs running back Antonio Wright showed why he and not some other notable runners may just be the best ball carrier in Brevard County Tonight.
Melbourne visited Space Coast and the Bulldogs got four touchdowns from Antonio Wright, as they rolled to a 37-19 win. Wright, who had runs of 45 yards, 16 yards, 60 yards, and 44 yards was a scoring machine. The 44-yard run came with no time left on the clock in the third quarter.
Each team is now 1-1 on the young season. Heritage visits First Coast next week.
Melbourne will visit Bayside next week while Space Coast takes on Eau Gallie
HOLY TRINITY 12 SEFFNER CHRISTIAN 7
Holy Trinity’s Kevin Chandler had himself a game against Seffner Christian. Chandler was on the receiving end of a 25-yard touchdown from Jaleon Hudgins in the first quarter, and he returned a fumble 42 yards for a score in the third quarter.
Those were all the points the Tigers needed, as they won the game 12-7. Holy Trinity is now 2-0, while Seffner Christian falls to 0-2.
Holy Trinity travels to Orangewood Christian next week
ST. JOSEPHS 41 COCOA BEACH 0
Cocoa Beach had another tough week, falling to St. Joseph’s Academy 41-0. Aaron Roberson had three touchdown runs in the first half for St. Joseph’s. The win gives SJA a 2-0 start to the season, while Cocoa Beach is now 0-2.
Ladarius Tennison had two of his three touchdown runs in the first quarter Friday night, leading Rockledge (2-0) to a 34-20 win over Lincoln out of Tallahassee. The Raiders defense also got into the act with a 51-yard interception return with 9:20 left in the game.
Cocoa Beach will travel to face Warner Christian next.
HOOVER (ALA) 37 COCOA 23
The game of the night took place in Milton Georgia, with the Cocoa Tigers taking on the Hoover Buccaneers.
It was a battle of perennial powerhouses, that lived up to the hype early, before the Buccaneers got on a roll, and went on to a 37-23 victory. The biggest loss for Cocoa may not have been on the scoreboard on this night, as starting left tackle, and Florida commit Richie Leonard left the game late with an undisclosed leg injury.
The Tigers led early, 10-6 at the end of one, thanks to a touchdown pass from DJ Arroyo to Lakota Wojciechowski, and a 39-yard field goal from Nicholas King with 39 seconds left in the first quarter.
Hoover would take the lead with 9:54 left in the second quarter, thanks to an eight-yard run by Anthony Hayes. They scored again just over a minute later, making it 20-10. Hayes second touchdown run of the night made it 27-10, capping the fourth straight scoring drive for Hoover. A field goal just before halftime made it 30-10.
The Buccaneers added a touchdown in the third quarter to go up 37-10. Amarion Gaines seven-yard run made it a 37-17 game with 6:35 left in the game. The final Cocoa score came when Penn State commit Caziah Holmes ran it in from 46 yards out, with 1:28 to go.
The loss dropped Cocoa to 1-1, while Hoover improves to 2-0.
Cocoa will host Osceola next week.