Week six in Brevard County was chock full of good football, highlighted by the Cocoa Tigers’ visit to Eau Gallie, seen here on Brevard Sports Network. It was the only close game on the docket this week.
Cocoa 27, Eau Gallie 13
The Commodores (3-1) gave Cocoa all they had, but in the end, the Tigers’ defense proved to be too much. Senior defensive end Daniel Robinson sacked Eau Gallie quarterback Cade Ross three times in the first half and added a half-sack in the fourth quarter. The Tigers had eight sacks as a unit.
D.J. Arroyo got the scoring started when he found J’Mariyae Robinson for a 47-yard touchdown. Eau Gallie got within striking distance when Cocoa was called for pass interference on a fake punt, only to see Dada White punch the ball out deep in Tigers territory to kill the Eau Gallie Drive.
White was hurt in the fourth quarter of this one, but he was up and walking around on the sidelines at the end of the game.
Cocoa (6-0) missed a field goal and a kickoff return for a touchdown that was called back, keeping the Commodores in this one and with 26.6 left in the half, Eau Gallie’s Jordan Blackmon picked off an Arroyo pass and took it 100 yards to the house, tying the game at seven with 26.6 left in the half.
Davis Mallinger was on the receiving end of an Arroyo strike early in the third that was good for a 41-yard touchdown. It was the second diving catch of the night for Mallinger and made it 13-7.
A 12-yard punt by Eau Gallie set Cocoa up at the Commodores 25-yard line. Arroyo took advantage, finding Lakota Wojciechowski at the beginning of the fourth quarter, making it 20-7 Cocoa.
A one-yard run by Dink Jackson closed the gap to 20-13 before O.J. Ross put the game away with a 24-yard run.
Next week Cocoa and Rockledge square off in the 2020 edition of the famed Barbecue Bowl. You can see that right here on Brevard Sports Network.
Bayside 18. Palm Bay 7
All of Bayside’s scoring came in the first half in this one with the Bears keeping the Pirates winless in 2020.
Dontavious James got Bayside (2-4) on the board with a 60-yard interception return. The two-point attempt was good and it was 8-0. A 20-yard run by Justus Durant in the second quarter gave Bayside a 15-0 lead. They would add a field goal as time expired in the half to boost the lead to 18-0.
Palm Bay (0-5) scored 31 seconds into the fourth quarter on a 14-yard run by Keyshawn Spencer.
Melbourne 47, Heritage 0
Former Florida Tech Panthers coordinator Jayson Martin got his first win as the head coach of the Melbourne Bulldogs on Friday, beating the Heritage Panthers 47-0.
Running back Antonio Wright scored from one-yard out and added a 45-yard run in the second quarter. Quarterback Ty Englehart had a touchdown pass in this one, and Hunter Turner added two touchdown passes of his own.
Devarius Mitchell got in on the act as well, finding Chase Smith on a 75-yard connection in the second quarter.
Both teams are now 1-5
Holy Trinity 62, Cocoa Beach 0
Quarterback Davin Wydner had three touchdown passes and two runs to pay dirt, leading Holy Trinity to a big win over Cocoa Beach.
Wydner had a one-yard run to get the scoring started before finding Day Day Farmer from 23 yards out. He also had a 23-yard TD to James BlackStrain and a 28 yarder to Carlos Estranza.
Estranza also had a 23-yard interception return for a touchdown, and a five-yard scoring run to cap the scoring and put the finishing touches on his three-touchdown night.
Rockledge 41, Viera 18
Viera got on the board first in this one, only to see Rockledge reel off three straight touchdowns, and keep their undefeated record intact.
After CJ Simms found Caleb Osborn from 46 yards out to start the scoring, Avery Smith and Jeremiah Housey ran Rockledge into the lead with scampers of two and nine yards respectively.
Simms found Cohen Graham-Johnson to cut the deficit to 21-12. Sanders run midway through the third quarter, making it 27-12. That was followed by a five-yard run by Smith and Allen got the final Rockledge touchdown run.
Simms would keep the fight in his team, finding Zak Sedaros from two yards out. With the loss, Viera falls to 4-2.
Satellite 35, MCC 0
Gage Malkin had three touchdown passes in the Scorpions 35-0 win over Melbourne Central Catholic. Garrett Tantius added two touchdown runs as well.
Malkin found three different receivers Danny Colby, Eddie Combs, and Gunnar Greenwald, as Satellite moved to 6-0. The loss evened MCC’s record at 3-3.
Space Coast 28, Titusville 15
Merritt Island Christian 36, Masters Academy 14
Merritt Island Astronaut (Canceled – Covid-19)