Week 4 offered another exciting night of football on the space coast. Two of the teams ranked in the Brevard Sports Network Super 7 clashed on our network when Bayside took on Cocoa. The Tigers were coming off a Covid-19 bye week and they showed no signs of rust in a romp over the Bears.
#1 Cocoa 53, #7 Bayside 8
Cocoa got the offense going early when quarterback DJ Arroyo found Davis Mallinger for a 50-yard connection and a 6-0 lead on the first play of the night. A Rontavious Farmer 25-yard run with just over a minute left in the quarter gave the Tigers a 14-0 lead.
Another Farmer touchdown would make it 20-0 in the second quarter and Arroyo and Malinger would connect again from 15-yards out, and it was 26-0 going into the half.
The third quarter saw Bayside get the ball to start, but Cocoa’s Day Day White was big on defense and made one of the best hits on a Bayside offensive player that you will see all year.
The ensuing Bears punt was returned for a touchdown by Cedrick Hawkins, who rumbled 35 yards and put the Tigers up 33-0. Arroyo would find O.J. Ross from 10 yards out and it was 40-0
The Bears (0-4) got on the board with an exciting 95-yard kick return from Justus Durant. That was followed by a Logan Brabham to Donnie Cullen 2-point conversion. It was the first points Cocoa has allowed this season.
The fourth quarter was played with a running clock and the only touchdown came when Arroyo found Donovan Giles from five yards out.
Cocoa (3-0) hosts Viera next week at 7:00 p.m.
#2 Rockledge 54, Heritage 7
Rockledge (4-0) showed why they are number two in the Super 7 as they continued their offensive dominance in a 54-7 rout of the Panthers.
Rockledge scored three touchdowns in the first quarter on runs from Raheim Sanders (49 yards), and Avery Smith (30 yards), with a Phineas Allen touchdown pass to Rian Black capping things off.
Allen used his legs to go 92 yards and put the Raiders up 28-0 with less than six minutes to go in the second quarter. That was followed by a 70-yard run by Jalen Housey, making it 35-0. Housey would also catch a touchdown later in the third. An Anthony Bridgewater seven-yard run was the icing on the cake.
The only Heritage score in the game was an impressive 65-yard pass from quarterback JosephTenta to Angel Hernandez.
Rockledge takes on Viera on October 30, while Heritage (0-4) travels to Palm Bay next week.
#5 Astronaut 63, Holy Trinity 24
Abreon Torres has lit up the scoreboards wherever he’s played this year. He did that again Friday with a six-touchdown performance against Holy Trinity (2-2). The senior ball carrier now has 17 touchdowns on the young season.
The War Eagles (4-0) scored three touchdowns in each of the first three quarters. Torres had runs of 1, and 45 yards in the first quarter, and runs of 20 yards, 73 yards, and 21 yards in the second stanza. He would get one more one-yard score in the third.
Holy Trinity quarterback Davin Wydner continued his impressive season on the loss. He had a 45-yard touchdown pass to Day Day Farmer and a two-yard run.
The War Eagles will take on Melbourne Central Catholic next week, while Holy Trinity goes against Titusville.
#6 Satellite 37, Space Coast 0
Gabe White scored twice for the Satellite Scorpions (4-0), scoring on a 65-yard jaunt and a two-yard scamper. Eddie Combs scored on a 70-yard kickoff return and added another with a three-yard reception from quarterback Gage Malkin, who had two TD passes on this night.
The Scorpions visit Merritt Island next week and Space Coast (0-3) goes against Cocoa Beach.
Merritt Island 54, Cocoa Beach 0
After a week off last week, the Merritt Island Mustangs (3-0) didn’t miss a beat this week. They rolled to a 54-0 win over the Minutemen.
Mustangs quarterback/kicker Brady Denaburg had another good night with touchdown passes of 10 and eight yards to go along with a 52-yard field goal. It was his second field goal of 50-plus yards this season for Denaburg. He also had six extra points.
Running back Deshaun Stewart did his part for Merritt Island tonight with scoring runs of 38 and 18 yards.
MCC 41, Titusville 6
DeAndre Pearson-Blake scored four more touchdowns Friday night helping the Hustlers improve to 3-1 this season with a big win over Titusville (0-4).
Pearson-Blake had runs of 87, 22, and 25, and 51 yards. Scoot Brown did his part again as well, scoring from five yards and three yards out.
Palm Bay and Eau Gallie were not able to play on Friday due to Covid-19 affecting the Commodores. The campus has been closed through October 25, with no decision made on next week’s contest. We wish all of the players and coaches well and look forward to the team returning to the field.