PREP FOOTBALL WEEK 3 RESULTS AND FINAL SCORES
By SpaceCoastDaily.com Sports Staff // September 15, 2012
BREVARD COUNTY PREP FOOTBALL LIVE COVERAGE – WEEK 3
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MELBOURNE AT ROCKLEDGE
Two pretty good teams in a collossal matchup. Bulldogs continue to play solid defense and scored a lot of points last week. Rockledge was rained out and still smarting from a Week 1 loss to Palm Bay. As Swami sees it, this game will go down to the wire. But Swami sees the color blue emerging as victorious. ROCKLEDGE By 1
ROCKLEDGE 28, MELBOURNE 7 [FINAL]
– Al Johnson
UNIVERSITY AT COCOA
The Tigers will not remain 0-1 for long. Expect lots of yardage generated by Tarean Folston on the ground against a defense suspect against the run. Swami also sees Jalen Knowles blossoming at quarterback for Cocoa and starting to click with his speedy receivers. COCOA By 10
UNIVERSITY 49, COCOA 3 [FINAL]
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HARMONY AT HERITAGE
Ajay Ulmer has sprinkled his magical coaching dust over the Panthers. And suddenly Heritage’s ground game is magnificent. The defense is not too shabby either. This won’t even be close as Heritage advances to 3-0 on the year. HERITAGE By 18
HERITAGE 45, HAMONY 0 [FINAL]
– Jamie Madyda
ASTRONAUT AT BAYSIDE
No way these two teams are without a victory between them. There will be enough talent on display in this game that even Howard Stern may sit up and take notice. But getting down to specifics, The outcome of this game will be decided by the Astronaut defense. If the War Eagles are able to contain Bayside quarterback Lucious Jackson, they will win. If not, it will be a long night for Astronaut coach Randy Hallock. ASTRONAUT By 3
ASTRO 16, BAYSIDE 15 [FINAL]
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – From a statistical standpoint, Astronaut had no business beating Bayside 16-15 Friday night in a non-district football game.
The play of the War Eagles’ special teams truly had to be special, and Astronaut’s defense blanked Bayside in the second half to come away with an improbable victory.
“We told the defense that they would have to keep us in every game, especially early,” said Astronaut coach Randy Hallock, whose squad improved to 1-1. “On special teams, we thought we could block a punt and we did it. We thought we could get a pooch kick, but we didn’t get that. We saw some things we thought we could do. That’s (Bayside) a heck of a good football team. Physically, we were outmatched physically.”
Tyler Sparling’s 18-yard field goal with 3 minutes, 4 seconds to play in the game gave Astronaut a 16-15 lead, which it would not relinquish. The drive was set up when Bayside’s Jarrett Baron, under pressure, shanked a 14-yard punt to give Astronaut the ball at its own 39-yard line. Early in the third quarter, the War Eagles had blocked a punt by Baron. Undoubtedly, it still was on his mind.
“We saw something in the way they (Bayside) blocked up front,” Hallock said. “We thought we had an advantage if we could get our guys off the ends. We blocked one and caused one short one because of that.”
Bayside was whistled for an offside penalty on third-down-and-3 from the Astronaut 48, and Lucious McKay’s pass on the left side fell just off the fingertips of Kory Schick on the ensuing play as the Bears were forced to punt.
On first down from its own 39, Astronaut’s Jamal Loyd ran up the middle for 5 yards. Third-string quarterback Tez Keels then found Steven Williams open on the left side for a 13-yard gain. A 15-yard penalty assessed against the Bears for a late hit on the play pushed the ball to the Bayside 28. Two plays later on third-and-13, Keels, under heavy pressure, lofted a pass to Loyd on the left sideline. Loyd broke one tackle as he cut to the right for a 26-yard gain to the Bayside 5.
Keels, who normally plays wide receiver and strong safety, started the second half at quarterback after second-string quarterback Montel Montgomery was ineffective in the first half. James Lowder, the usual starting quarterback, did not play Friday. Keels led the War Eagles in rushing with 44 yards on nine carries. He also completed 3 of 5 passes for 43 yards. Astronaut finished the game with 94 yards of total offense.
After Loyd was pushed back on a run up the middle for a 1-yard loss, the left-handed Keels ran to the left for a 4-yard gain to the Bayside 2. Keels then was halted at the Bayside 1 on a quarterback keeper as he tried to power up the middle behind his center.
Sparling converted the 18-yard field goal on the next play as Astronaut claimed a 16-15 advantage.
“Our assistants wanted to go for it,” Hallock said. “But, I knew what I wanted to do. I even thought about taking a delay of game (penalty) to give him (Sparling) more room. I have no second thoughts on that.”
Hallock also was delighted with the leadership shown by Keels in the second half.
“He (Keels) gave us a spark – a big spark offensively,” Hallock said. “We had a backup center in there and he (Keels) was third on the ladder at quarterback. I have to give credit to our offensive assistants for finding a counter to what they do. It was awfully hard early on.”
Bayside’s Scott Willis and Reggie Benjamin collided on the kickoff after the Sparling’s field goal as the Bears began their final drive at their own 14 with 2:55 remaining. McKay ran up the middle for a 23-yard gain on first down, but he was sacked on two of the next three plays. His fourth-down run led to a fumbled pitch as he was about to be tackled, and Astronaut was able to whittle the final 57 seconds off the clock as it took a knee on two consecutive plays to end the game.
With 8 minutes to play in the third quarter, Astronaut’s Tyler Whalen stripped the ball from Bayside’s William Harrell without the ball ever falling to the ground. Two plays later on third-down-and-14 from the Bears’ 29, Keels ran past several defenders for a 6-yard gain. Then, under heavy pressure once again, Keels avoided a sack as he ran to the left for a 16-yard gain to the Bayside 7.
Keels ran to the left for a 2-yard gain on first down, but a delay-of-game penalty on second down sent the War Eagles back to the Bayside 10. Keel then broke three tackles as he avoided a sack and ran to the left for a 10-yard scoring run with 4:51 to play in the third quarter.
“Bayside was real physical,” said Keels, a junior. “I was lucky enough to break some tackles. My fullback and running back made the right blocks and I was able to get to the outside.”
Dontae Carn was stopped on the two-point conversion run and Bayside declined a penalty on the play as the Bears clung to a 15-13 lead.
Astronaut took a 7-0 lead with 5:24 to play in the first quarter as Baron couldn’t field a bad snap on a punt attempt. J.T. Hassell recovered the fumble at the Bayside 11 and powered in for a touchdown. Sparling kicked the extra point.
Bayside, which fell to 0-3, drove 44 yards on nine plays to take an 8-7 lead on McKay’s 2-yard scoring run. He then ran for the two-point conversion with 7:02 remaining in the second quarter. McKay, who finished the game with 71 yards rushing on 20 carries, gained 27 yards on five carries during the drive.
Roger Bush, who rushed for 64 yards on 15 carries before leaving the game with an injury early in the third quarter, gained 16 yards on three carries during that early scoring drive. The Bears finished with 168 yards rushing on 55 carries. McKay completed 4 of 8 passes for 42 yards and one interception.
Baron’s 32-yard punt was fumbled by Astronaut as the Bears took possession at the War Eagles’ 25 with 5:01 to play in the second quarter. Bush ran up the middle for 3 yards, and McKay ran to the right for 8 yards and a first down at the Astronaut 14. McKay’s 12-yard run to the left on first down set up Harrell’s 2-yard scoring run to the right on the next play. Initially, Bayside chose to go for the two points before a penalty pushed them back 5 yards. Baron then kicked the extra point to make it 15-7 with 3:59 to play in the second quarter.
Ruggery Miclisse intercepted a pass by Montgomery as Bayside took over at the Astronaut 43 with 3:10 to play in the first half. But after recording one first down on Bush’s 4-yard run to the 31, a 5-yard penalty sent Bayside back to the Astronaut 36. One play later, Carn intercepted McKay’s pass in a crowd at the center of the field with 1:06 remaining in the second quarter.
Bayside will host Eau Gallie next Friday in its Class 6A, District 13 opener. Astronaut will host Space Coast in its Class 5A, District 13 opener.
– Jeff Navin
PALM BAY AT OSCECOLA
Pirates will be raring to go after falling about a yard short Monday night at home against Fort Pierce Central. Cowboys are formidable, but never bet against Palm Bay coach Dan Burke not having his team prepared in a short week. OSCEOLA By 1
OSCEOLA 14, PALM BAY 7 [FINAL]
– Stan Palmer
MONTEVERDE ACADEMY AT MCC
The Eagles are a dominant team in basketball, but can they play outdoors in a game that requires shoulder pads? Swami says no and likes the Hustlers to grab another big win behind sensational but young quarterback Brandon Ziarno. MCC By 8
BRANDON ZIARNO HIT WILL ERDMAN WITH A 53-YARD TD STRIKE – MAX ERDMAN’S PAT WAS GOOD.
QB BRANDON ZIARNO HIT ALEX PONCE WITH A 45-YARD SCORING STRIKE.
MCC 28, MONTEVERDE 0. [AT THE HALF]
MAX ERDMAN SCORES ON A 48-YARD TD RUN – PAT IS GOOD. MCC 35, MONTEVERDE 0. [THIRD QUARTER]
MIKE PELLICK RETURNS A 75-YARD INTERCEPTION FOR A HUSTLER TD.
MCC 41, MONTEVERDE 0 [FINAL]
– Bill Kelley
VICTORY CHRISTIAN AT FLORIDA AIR ACADEMY
The Falcons are tough at home and Victory Christian is 0-2 so far. The Storm feature star running back Sa’Vaughn Bond and fullback Chris Nelson. Swami expects a low-scoring, grind-it out game with Florida Air having the advantage playing at home. FLORIDA AIR By 5
STEPHEN RALPH SCORED ON A 14-YARD TD pass – PAT IS GOOD. FAA LEADS 7-0.
FAA 13, VICTORY 7. [AT THE HALF]
ALEX BOUIE RUNS FOR A FAA TD. FAA 20, VICTORY 7 [THIRD QUARTER]
RYAN RIEMER SCORES ON A 72-YARD PUNT RETURN – PAT IS GOOD. FAA 27, VICTORY 7. [FOURTH QUARTER]
HUNTER HOTCHKIS RUNS FOR A TD FOR VICTORY. FAA 27, VICTORY 13. [FOURTH QUARTER]
ROBINSON TO CHRIS SINGH ON A 50-YARD TD RECEPTION. FAA 34, VICTORY 20. [FOURTH QUARTER]
FAA 48, VICTORY 26. [FINAL]
– Heidi Riemer
VIERA AT SATELLITE
The Hawks can’t catch a break yet in 2012 and this will not be their week either. The Scorpions are determined and with a bye week to get ready, Coach Andrew Disney will have the scrappy Scorps offense fired up. Of course, when all else fails, Satellite can rely on its tough “in your face” defensive prowess. SATELLITE By 16
CALEBE MCDANIEL HITS RYAN FERLAND WITH A 28-YARD TD PASS – PAT IS GOOD. VIERA LEADS 7-0.
QB COLE SCHELL SCORES ON A 7-YARD RUN – PAT IS GOOD. VIERA 7, SATELLITE 7.
24-YARD FG BY THE SCORP’S LOGAN WILLAMS.
SATELLITE 10, VIERA 7. [AT THE HALF]
SCORP QB COLE SCHELL SCORES ON A 14-YARD RUN – PAT IS GOOD. SATELLITE 17, VIERA 7 [THIRD QUARTER]
SCORP SCORE 2 POINTS ON A SAFETY – JALEN JACKSON. SATELLITE 19, VIERA 7 [FOURTH QUARTER]
SATELLITE 19, VIERA 7 [FINAL]
– Robert Hughes
MARTIN COUNTY AT EAU GALLIE
Will the real Commodores please stand up? Swami thinks they will against Martin County and make this a whale of a game. Expect Eau Gallie to call upon Torrance Brown to deliver the goods and help to provide another win for the Commodores. UPSET SPECIAL EAU GALLIE By 7
MARTIN COUNTY 10, EAU GALLIE 6 [FINAL]
– Steven Block
HOLY TRINITY AT MASTER’S ACADEMY
The Eagles have a proven performer in junior linebacker Wade Connett and will feature a slashing running game using junior Seth Kearney. Swami like Holy Trinity chances though and expects the Tigers to remain unbeaten even if the game is in Oveido. HOLY TRINITY By 20
GAME POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, SEPT. 15 AT 11:30 A.M.
MERRITT ISLAND AT EAST RIDGE
Quarterback Nic Smith continues to improve under the careful mentoring of Mustangs coach Jeff McLean. Merritt Island’s defense will have to guard against sleeepwalking though against East Ridge. MERRITT ISLAND By 16
MERRITT ISLAND 57, EAST RIDGE 13. [FINAL]
– Anthony Moran
SPACE COAST AT COCOA BEACH
AFTER THROWING TWO EARLY PICKS, COCOA BEACH QB DAVID DESSENT THREW AN 11-YARD TD TO TIE THE GAME AT 7-7. DESSENT IS NOW THE MINUTEMEN’S MOST PROLIFIC PASSER IN SCHOOL HISTORY.
DESSENT HITS MATT RILEY WITH A 55-YARD TD PASS. COCOA BEACH 21, SPACE COAST 7. [FIRST QUARTER]
DESSENT HITS ANTOINE GRIFFIN WITH TD PASS – 2-POINT CONVERSION IS GOOD. COCOA BEACH 29, SPACE COAST 7.
SPACE COAST’S OMAR FULTON SCORES ON A TD RUN. COCOA BEACH 29, SPACE COAST 14.
COCOA BEACH 36, SPACE COAT 14 [AT THE HALF]
DESSENT HITS JAMAAL EVEILLARD WITH 72-YARD TD PASS – 2-POINT CONVERSION IS GOOD. COCOA BEACH 43, SPACE COAST 14. [FOURTH QUARTER]
SERGEY POROSHIN RETURNS A FUMBLE 42 YARDS FOR A COCOA BEACH TD. COCOA BEACH 50, SPACE COAST 14. [FOURTH QUARTER]
SPACE COAST’S KYLE YANCY SCORES ON TD RECEPTION. COCOA BEACH 50, SPACE COAST 21. [FOURTH QUARTER]
DESSENT HITS BOONE LEWIS WITH 21-YARD TD PASS – CONVERSION IS GOOD. COCOA BEACH 63, SPACE COAST 21. [FOURTH QUARTER]
DESSENT HITS BOONE LEWIS WITH TD PASS – CONVERSION IS GOOD. COCOA BEACH 70, SPACE COAST 21. [FOURTH QUARTER]
GAME NOTE: DAVID DESSENT THROWS SEVEN TOUCH DOWN PASSES
COCOA BEACH 70, SPACE COAST 21 [FINAL]
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Minutemen quarterback David Dessent threw interceptions on his team’s first two plays from scrimmage against the visiting Space Coast Vipers, however, from the time Cocoa Beach started its third drive until the end of the game, he played flawlessly in leading the Minutemen to a 70-21 home win on Friday night.
Not only did Dessent throw a litany of touchdowns from a variety of downs and distances, but he also became the leading passer in Cocoa Beach football history on the same night his #1 option wide receiver Boone Lewis became the team’s all-time leading receiver.
“The kind of defense they were playing they forced you to throw the football,” Cocoa Beach head coach Tony Piccalo said after the enormous win. “We’re pretty OK throwing and catching it.”
It wasn’t just the aerial attack that burned Space Coast. Special teams showed itself to be the Achilles heel for the Vipers on Friday night.
Three fumbled kickoffs and next to no punt or kick return coverage proved to be the eventual undoing of a Vipers team that seemingly could never string more than one positive play together to extend their drives.
With six minutes remaining in the 3rd quarter, the refs signaled up to the timekeeper to begin the running clock sequence that commenced and continued throughout the remainder of the game. The game moved faster from that point on, but it didn’t stop the Minutemen who went on to score two more touchdowns after the running clock began.
One bright spot for the Vipers was running back Omar Fulton. He ran in two touchdowns. One was the opening score of the game and seemed at the time to set a tone.
While the coach of the Minutemen was excited about the win, he was also quick to point out he was ready to move on and is looking forward to his team’s next game as well as focusing on playoff aspirations.
Next up for the Minutemen is a trip to Fernandina Beach, a game that Piccalo knows is crucial.
“We wanted to be sure we were ready for next week, huge game going into Fernandina Beach,” he said. “We are going to head up there for that game a day early, it’s that big of a game for us. In the long run our goal is to make it to the playoffs.”
– Kenny Jones
MERRITT ISLAND CHRISTIAN AT LANDMARK CHRISTIAN
LANDMARK 53, MERRITT ISLAND CHRISTIAN 7 [FINAL]
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