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By Space Coast Daily // September 8, 2012
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HOLY TRINITY 7 ORANGEWOOD CHRISTIAN 0
Solid defense lifts Tigers past Orangewood.
– Rick Thornton
HILLSBOROUGH @ COCOA
Game is postponed. No make up game date given yet.
Rain just too hard so two hour drive from Tampa was a tough one.
– Cathy Jones
Bright House Sports Network Game of the Week: TUNE IN TO CHANNEL 47
COCOA BEACH @ VIERA
Game postponed until Monday night at 6 p.m.
– Friday Night Locker Room
BOCA RATON CHRISTIAN @ MERRITT ISLAND CHRISTIAN
Boca Raton Christian 14, MIC 6.
The game was shortened as a result of rain and lightning.
– Friday Night Locker Room
JACKSONVILLE EPISCOPAL @ ASTRONAUT
Game has been postponed. No make-up date has been set.
– Peter Smith
ST. CLOUD @ ROCKLEDGE:
Game cancelled and rescheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11
– Kenny Jones
MELBOURNE 27, SPACE COAST 0
– Robert Hughes
PALM BAY 12, FORT PIERCE CENTRAL 0 (Game Suspended Q2)
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Palm Bay will try to maintain its momentum against Class 7A football powerhouse Fort Pierce Central when the two teams resume play at 6 p.m. Monday at Palm Bay High School.
The Pirates forged a 12-0 lead midway through the second quarter before lightning strikes in the area forced a delay of 1 hour, 32 minutes before the coaches and referees decided to postpone the game until Monday.
“Coach (Dan) Burke and I were in favor of waiting it out,” Central coach Josh Shaffer said. “Individual safety was more important.”
Leroy Berry ran to the left and broke one tackle as he cut to the middle for a 4-yard touchdown run with 6:48 remaining in the second quarter to give Palm Bay a 12-0 advantage. Caleb Alves just missed grabbing a two-point conversion pass from quarterback Brian Fallace.
Palm Bay had taken possession at the Central 37-yard line when Sekai Lindsey intercepted a pass by quarterback Sam Vaughn.
Pass interference was called on Fallace’s pass to Alves on first down, moving the ball to the Central 22.
Bashad Parrish ran to the left for 4 yards, and Berry followed with a 12-yard run to the left and a cut to the middle for a first down at the 6. Brandon Moon ran 2 yards to the right on first down to set up Berry’s scoring run on second down.
Central’s J.J. Stevens fielded the ensuing kickoff by Derylton Hill at his 8-yard line and cut to the right sideline for a 35-yard return to the Central 43. A flag was thrown on the play, but the referees did not officially announce the penalty as the warning alarms sounded to curtail play due to lightning strikes in the area.
The Pirates (1-0) took advantage of a costly turnover by the Cobras (1-0) in the first quarter to score their first touchdown. James Gilbert’s 33-yard punt was fumbled by Roody Cleriser at the Central 12, and Le’troy Wolters recovered the ball at the Central 10 with 6:04 to play in the first quarter.
Berry, who rushed for 57 yards on 12 carries during Friday’s abbreviated action, ran 3 yards to the right on first down. Pass interference was called on Fallace’s pass down the right sideline on second down, and the Pirates were given a first down at the Central 5.
B.J. Ross ran up the middle for 4 yards on first down, and Parrish followed with a 1-yard scoring run on the ensuing play to give the Pirates a 6-0 lead. A bad snap on the point-after attempt forced an errant pass, which fell short of the end zone.
“Palm Bay was very physical,”‘ Shaffer said. “We had self-inflicted mistakes. You can’t play a great team and kill yourself like that. We’ve got to understand that against Palm Bay.”
Central, which lost 13-10 to eventual Class 7A state champion Bradenton Manatee in the state quarterfinals last year, edged Palm Bay 17-14 in overtime last year in Fort Pierce. That game was delayed for two hours because of lightning.
– Jeff Navin
TITUSVILLE @ HERITAGE
The two teams played for 2:02 of the first quarter before a nearby lightning strike resulted in teams being called off the field.
Heavy rains then ensued and the game was called off and rescheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at Heritage High School.
– Ed Pierce
EAU GALLIE @ JENSEN BEACH
Eau Gallie 14 Jensen Beach 17 is the Final Score
38 yard field goal beats EG as time expires
– Chuck Murphy
BAYSIDE @ FIRST COAST
First Coast 17, Bayside 3 is the Final Score
Tommy Miller reporting
MERRITT ISLAND @ HARMONY
Postponed by lightning and thunderstorms until 4 p.m. Saturday.
– Anthony Palermo
MELBOURNE CENTRAL CATHOLIC 28, TRINITY PREP 7
Visiting Hustlers play a complete game and defeat Trinity Prep.
– Al Jenkins
MATANZAS 26, FLORIDA AIR 14
FAA ‘s Josh Denton scored a TD.
– Heidi Reimer