Prep Football Results & Highlights
By Space Coast Daily // October 13, 2012
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Week 7 of the 2012 prep football season was played Friday evening with a slate of eight games. Check back often as we constantly update you on each game with scores and highlights from our game correspondents.
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FRIDAY, Oct. 12 PREP GAMES
MELBOURNE 35, VIERA 7
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – It took approximately 20 minutes to turn the lights back on after a power outage forced Melbourne and Viera to warm up on a dark field. It took less than that for Melbourne to take control of Friday’s game in an eventual 35-7 romp.
“It kind of went the way we planned it,” said Melbourne coach Todd Wilson, whose squad improved to 4-3 overall in the non-district football game. “I didn’t know how we would respond. . . . You’ve just got to go out and play. You can’t worry about things (lights out). Some games just start like that.”
When the game started after a 10-minute delay, the Bulldogs quickly silenced the Senior Night crowd. Cooper Christiano capped a 13-play, 75-yard drive with a 5-yard scoring run as he sprinted to the left and dived into the end zone for a touchdown. Pat Brush kicked the extra point to give Melbourne a 7-0 advantage with approximately 5 minutes, 30 seconds remaining in the first quarter.
“Our offensive line blocked well,” Wilson said. “We came on and got off the ball well. That’s the first time we’ve scored on our first drive this year. It was a nice start.’
Melbourne sacked Viera quarterback Cody Dentmon for a 3-yard loss on third down and took over at its own 45-yard line after a 31-yard punt by Jacob Kutcher.
After an incomplete pass on first down, Christiano ran up the middle for 9 yards to the Viera 46. On the next play, Christiano ran to the right and then cut to the left for a 46-yard scoring run. Brush converted the PAT as the Bulldogs extended their lead to 14-0 with approximately 2 minutes to play in the first quarter.
“Cooper is getting better,” Wilson said. “He will be a good football player if he puts on weight. He needs to get stronger.”
Christiano, who rushed for 79 yards on nine carries in the first half, finished with 113 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries. Melbourne totaled 283 yards on 45 carries. The number could have been larger if not for a 33-yard loss on an errant snap on an attempted second-half punt.
Melbourne, which scored touchdowns on each of its three possessions to begin the game, extended its lead to 21-0 as Sterling Munich sprinted to the left for a 15-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter. Brush kicked the extra point to cap the eight-play, 62-yard scoring drive.
After Kutcher’s 27-yard punt, Melbourne began the drive at its own 38. Bryson Hill ran to the left on first down and broke one tackle as he cut to the left for a 19-yard gain. Ricky Rivera ran the ball three consecutive times for gains of 4, 4 and 2 yards. Two plays later, a personal foul penalty assessed against Viera moved the ball to the Hawks’ 15 to set up Munich’s touchdown run.
Dentmon’s 10-yard pass to Marquis McClain, a quarterback keeper by Dentmon on third-and-1 for a 5-yard gain and Dentmon’s 16-yard pass to Jalen Jackson on first down helped the Hawks advance to the Bulldogs’ 41 on the ensuing possession. But Dentmon was sacked on third down for a 9-yard loss as the Hawks were forced to punt.
Melbourne squandered an opportunity to score for the fourth consecutive possession when it lost a fumble at the Viera 37. But it stopped Viera on downs and nearly blocked Kutcher’s 30-yard punt.
On first down, Parker Kempfer found Munich open on the left side for a 70-yard touchdown pass. Brush kicked the fourth of his five successful five PATs to give Melbourne a commanding 28-0 halftime lead.
“We threw the ball better than we have,” Wilson said. “Coming into the game, we had scored just once on a pass.”
Kempfer completed 3 of 7 passes for 91 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for 72 yards and one touchdown on nine carries.
Viera failed to take advantage of Melbourne’s bad snap on a punt attempt for a 33-yard loss to give the Hawks the ball at the Bulldogs’ 17. Dentmon completed a 5-yard pass to Cameron Milks on third down for a first down at the Melbourne 7. Dentmon ran to the left for 4 yards, but Jackson was stopped for no gain on a run up the middle and gained just 2 yards on a third-down run up the middle.
Viera called timeout, and Jackson fumbled the ball on fourth down as Melbourne regained possession. One play later, Melbourne lost the ball on a fumble as Viera took over at the Bulldogs’ 14.
Dentmon ran to the left for 6 yards and, two plays later, Jackson ran 1 yard for a first down at the Melbourne 4 on the final play of the third quarter. Jackson then ran 4 yards to the left for a 4-yard touchdown on the first play of the fourth quarter. Kutcher kicked the extra point to slice Melbourne’s lead to 28-7 with 11:55 to play in the fourth quarter.
Munich recovered an onside kick by Viera at the Melbourne 45. One play later, Munich ran to the left for a 15-yard gain to the Viera 38. Christiano then ran for a 20-yard gain to the Viera 14 on second down.
Two plays later, Kempfer eluded several defenders as he ran to the left for a 17-yard touchdown. Brush added the extra point as Melbourne extended its lead to 35-7 with 8:40 remaining in the game.
Hill rushed for 62 yards on eight carries, and Munich added 41 yards on five carries.
Jackson led the Hawks (0-6) with 70 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries. Dentmon completed 10 of 20 passes for 67 yards.
Viera will resume play in Class 7A, District 12 with a home game against Port St. Lucie (1-5) next week. Both teams are 0-1 in the district. Melbourne, which is 0-2 in Class 6A, District 13, will have a week off before it faces Heritage (6-0, 1-0) on the road in a pivotal district clash.
– Jeff Navin
BAYSIDE 34, SEA BREEZE 30
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Bayside High School played host to an electric homecoming atmosphere Friday night against the visiting Seabreeze Sandcrabs.
The “Game of the week” lived up to the billing as Bayside won a thrilling home skirmish to the tune of 34-30.
Highly touted Bears quarterback Luscious McKay once again put on a show as the dual threat signal caller threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more. Two of McKay’s tosses landed in the arms of his favorite target, Darien Andre.
Seabreeze did not shy away however, they led the contest at half 20-12 behind a very strong performance by their quarterback Connor Blair.
He would throw for three touchdowns as well, but it was his interception on the team’s final drive that sealed the fate of the visiting Sandcrabs.
McKay will lead his now 3-3 Bears into battle next week against the upstart (7-0) cross town rival Heritage Panthers.
The Sandcrabs who now find themselves at 4-3, will return home to face an unbeaten New Smyrna Beach squad.
– Kenny Jones
MAINLAND 20, PALM BAY 14 (OT)
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Daytona Mainland football team (3-3) knew on their trip down I-95 to Palm Bay High School (3-3), facing the Pirates at Pirates Stadium would be no easy task especially after beating the Pirates 13-0 last year in Daytona.
Also, the Buccaneers had lost their last three road games. The trip back up I-95 had to be more soothing.
After playing to a 14-14 tie, the visitors scored on the first play in overtime when Buccaneer quarterback Cameron Hadley tossed a 20-yard touchdown pass to Stephen Bostic for what proved to be the winning score.
The game could have been named the “Leroy Berry and Cameron Hadley Show.”
The Pirates started fast as Leroy Berry looked like a one-man-wrecking crew carrying the ball the first 10 plays gaining over 65 yards and ending the drive with a 25 yard electrifying run for a touchdown.
Berry took a pitch from quarterback Brian Fallace around the right side, juked a linebacker and put another move on a defensive back.
A Moses Gonzales PAT was good for a 7-0 lead before the Mainland offense got on the field.
The Buccaneers had a surprise of their own in elusive quarterback in Cameron Hadley. The talented senior used his speed and quickness to keep the Pirate defense out of sync in the first half.
Hadley gave the Pirates all they wanted although they did not get on the scoreboard.
Palm Bay led at intermission 7-0 despite having problems containing Hadley.
However, Hadley led a drive in the third quarter and ending it handing off to Steven Bostick who plowed his way in for a score with 3.30 remaining in the third quarter.
A 40 yard Hadley to Jamal Hughes was the play-of-the-quarter and set up the Bostick touchdown.
Both teams traded touchdowns in the fourth making it 14-14 as time ran out.
Leroy Berry ran like a freight train for the Pirates while Mainland countered with Hadley’s running, passing, punt returns and option runs.
After Hadley and the Buccaneers scored in overtime, the Pirates got their chance and started on the 25 yard line and had a fourth and goal from the five-yard line, but could not get it in the end zone. The game ended on the one-yard line.
“We played as tough as we could and my offensive line did a great job opening up holes,” Berry said.
Buccaneer coach Scott Wilson praised the Pirates.
“Palm Bay has a good team and great coach whom I really respect,” Wilson said. “We were lucky to get the win.”
Palm Bay travels to Eau Gallie for a Thursday night game this coming week.
– Bill Kelly
HARMONY 36, MCC 35
HARMONY, FLORIDA – Harmony won just its second game of the year by edging Melbourne Central Catholic 26-25 in a wild game here Friday night.
MCC’s started strong, scoring on a 5-yard run by Alex LaFlore, but missed the PAT.
Harmony tied it a on an 80-yard TD pass by Tristan Reeves, but their PAT failed leaving the score 6-6
Harmony stormed back, scoring twice on a short run and a 32-yard pass reception and added a 2-point conversion.
MCC rallied as Brandon Ziarno passed to Alex Pounce for a 13-yard TD and the Hustlers tacked on a two-point conversion.
The Hustlers came back again as Will Erdman dashed across the goal line opn na 65-yard interception return and MCC once miore added a two-point conversion,.
Harmony’s Forrest Osborne ran in a 60-yard score, but MCC’s Ziarno found Max Erdman on an 11-yard TD strike. This time, the Hustlers’ two-pouint conversion try failed.
Max ERdman scored again on a 23-yard field goal and with just 2 minutes left, Harmony struck big with a 50-yard TD pass.
MCC added a late 13-yard TD, but the two-point conversion for the win failed and Harnony walked away with a 36-35 win.
– Larry Brooks
FAA 65, ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN 0
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA –The Falcons of Florida Air Academy continued to play inspired football, drubbing St. John’s Lutheran 65-0 before an appreciative home crowd Friday night.
Quarterback Dwayne Robinson of FAA passed for two TDS and ran for two more scores as FAA dominated ever facet of the game.
FAA also saw Josh Denton return a fumble 20-yard for a TD and Denton later scored on a 35-yard run.
Steven Ralph had two interceptions that led to scores for the Falcons.
Tom Izuzuta kicked an 18-yard field goal and Alex Jasmin ran in a 25-yard fumble recovery for another score.
Chris Singh and Blaze Richardson also scored TDs for the Falcons.
– Heidi Riemer
SATELLITE 21, ARNOLD 0
BREVARD COUNTY • SATELLITE BEACH, FLORIDA – Satellite’s dependable defense came through again as the Scorpions struggled offensively before finally putting away Arnold High of Panama City Beach 21-0 behind two fourth-quarter touchdowns Friday night.
Early in the second quarter, after Grady Kable recovered an Arnold fumble at the Marlins’ 28 yard line, Brad Ydo found clear sailing off left tackle for a 22 yard scoring run that gave the home squad a 7-0 lead.
Arnold came right back on their next possession, however, and found themselves with a first-and-goal at the 4-yard line.
The Scorpions’ defense held for two plays, but it looked like the Marlins’ Anthony Nicholson was about to cross the goal-line when Satellite’s Matt Wynne made a big hit that caused a fumble and Ydo recovered at the 2-yard line.
The Scorpions’ offense hurt itself with penalties for the rest of the half and the entire third quarter, including two touchdowns that were called back.
But Satellite finally broke through early in the fourth quarter after a Kailer Arnold sack and a short punt gave the Scorpions good field position at the Marlins’ 42-yard line.
It looked like the Scorpions would stall there again, but quarterback Cole Schell broke tackle after tackle on a 35-yard touchdown keeper that finally gave Satellite some breathing room with a 14-0 lead with 8:53 to play.
J. R. Norman came through with the key sack on the next Arnold possession, and the ensuing Marlin punt put Satellite at the Marlins’ 35-yard line. After a Schell run and a penalty moved the ball to the 15, the Scorpions used a little trickery to put the game away late.
Quarterback Schell lateraled to running back Ydo, who found Calvin Smith in the end zone with a touchdown pass that, after Logan Williams’ third extra point, settled the score at 21-0 with 1:19 left in the game.
After the game, Satellite head coach Andrew Disney pointed out that he only had 28 players dressed for the game after he kept “some key players out” for disciplinary reasons. But in the end he was happy that his team got over “a lot of humps and adversity” to pull out the win.
He was particularly happy with the play of his quarterback, saying, “Cole really stepped up and started throwing the ball with some authority.”
And as Kable trotted past, he said, “That Grady Kable, he not only keeps us together on the field, he keeps us going emotionally on the sideline.”
MI CHRISTIAN 28, LEGACY CHRISTIAN 21
SEFFNER, FLORIDA – Coach David Nevad has got to be happy with his team’s efforts as the Cougars topped Legacy Christian by a touchdown.
The win even MIC’s record at 3-3 and was the third consecutive victory for the Cougars.
– Erik Worsley
ASTRONAUT 13, JENSEN BEACH 6
JENSEN BEACH, FLORIDA – The War Eagles turned in yet another stunning defensive performance in a 13-0 road win here over Jensen Beach on Friday night.
Brandon Wright ran for a 36-yard fourth-quarter TD for Astronaut as the War Eagles completed a come-from-behind victory.
Jensen Beach had scored first in the game on a 37-yard TD reception by Mikel Carter on a pass by quarterback Alex Ogle. The PAT was blocked and the Falcons had a 6-0 lead.
But on the ensuing kickoff after Carter’d touchdown, Steven Williams of the War Eagles dashed down the sidelines for an 80-yard score that tied the game.
The successful extra point kick gave Astronaut a 7-6 advantage that held up until Wright’s winning TD with three minutes remaining to play.,l made it 7-6.
Jensen Beach staged one last drive in the final minute that stalled at the Astronaut 28-yard line as the War Eagles shut down the Falcons’ running game and secured the win as a direct result of its solid defensive play.
– Irene Troutman
SATURDAY, OCT. 13 GAMES
COCOA 24, BERGEN CATHOLIC 14
THURSDAY, OCT. 11 RESULTS
EAU GALLIE 41, SPACE COAST 10
NEW SMYRNA BEACH 40, TITUSVILLE 0
ROCKLEDGE 42, ST. CLOUD 6