2012 Brevard County Passing League Enters Final Week
By Frank Ochoa-Gonzales // July 18, 2012
Cocoa Tigers 4-0 In Week 6
BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – It may be hard to believe, but following Monday night’s 2012 Brevard County Passing League games at Merritt Island High School, just one week remains on the schedule for the annual prep summer showcase.
Prep teams participating this season have included Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Florida Air Academy, Heritage, Merritt Island, Rockledge, Satellite, Space Coast, Titusville and Viera.
Rules are basic, with one point awarded for a first down or a defensive stop on downs. An interception is three points and a touchdown is six points.
Teams have the option of going for one point after a TD or two points, with one point awarded if they attempt a point-after from the 3-yard-line or 2 points if they try it from the 10-yard-line.
Each game is 20 minutes in length with a running clock with a three-minute break between games.
All games are played on a 40-yard field. First down markers are set at the 20-yard-line with regular end zones. Teams have four downs to score and play is dead if the ball touches the ground, including mishandled snaps.
There is a 40-seond “good faith” clock between plays and defensive teams are not allowed to tackle opponents or rush the quarterback. In the event of a tie, the ball will be placed on the 10-yard line and teams will have one-play series to score on alternate possessions until a winner is decided.
Most prep football teams who participate use the summer league to test out new offensive game plans or to just work on timing or playing together in a low-stress environment.
The 2012 Brevard County Passing League season concludes Monday with games at Titusville High School.
Here are results from Week 6 games:
Cocoa 23, Merritt Island 15
Cocoa Beach 13, Space Coast 8
Cocoa 20, Cocoa Beach 5
Merritt Island 13, Titusville 12
Space Coast BYE
Cocoa Beach 18, Titusville 8
Cocoa 21, Space Coast 7
Merritt Island BYE
Titusville 25, Space Coast 7
Merritt Island 18, Cocoa Beach 15
Merritt Island 36, Space Coast 1
Cocoa 29, Titusville 8
Cocoa Beach BYE
Week 6 Standings
Merritt Island 3-1
Cocoa Beach 2-2
Space Coast 0-4
Cocoa 8-0 1.000
Bayside 5-1 .833
Heritage 8-3 .727
Merritt Island 13-5 .722
Cocoa Beach 11-6 .647
Florida Air 11-8-1 .579
Rockledge 7-5-1 .538
Titusville 6-13 .316
Viera 4-12 .250
Space Coast 3-18-1 .136
Satellite 0-3 .000
Astronaut 0-4 .000