SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Brevard County High School Football Kickoff Classic Recap, Sneak Peak Into Week 1
By Alan Zlotorzynski, Assistant Editor // August 21, 2017
Satellite QB Noah Mumme Player of the week
SPACE COAST DAILY SPORTS: Alan Zlotorzynski of Space Coast Daily recaps the weekend in local high school football takes a peak ahead to next week and touches on college and the NFL as well as youth football.
ABOVE VIDEO: The Space Coast Daily – Friday Night Locker Room team of Zach Clark and Alan Zlotorzynski with coverage of Cocoa Beach and Holy Trinity on Space Coast Daily Friday.
ABOVE VIDEO: The Space Coast Daily High School Football Kickoff Show.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA— Each Sunday on Space Coast Daily we will look back at Friday’s high school football action and give you a few takes on some of the Brevard County teams and some stats to know heading into next week’s action.
The season unofficially kicked off on Friday night as 16 of the 17 Brevard County teams were in action.
The Space Coast Vipers will have to wait until the season opener as their opponent, the John Carroll Rams from Fort Pierce, called in sick so to speak.
KICKOFF CLASSIC RECAPS, RESULTS:
COCOA 42, CLEARWATER 7
ABOVE VIDEO: Willie Gaines lined up everywhere for Cocoa. He was on the kickoff team, nearly returned one for a touchdown, played running back, took a direct snap at QB and scored a touchdown.
Head coach John Wilkinson answered the starting QB question on Friday as Bradley Cantrell got the nod and looked impressive. Willie Gaines lined up everywhere for Cocoa. He was on the kickoff team, nearly returning one for a touchdown, played running back, took a direct snap at QB and scored a touchdown.
NEXT UP: The Tigers travel to Jacksonville to play Trinity Christina in a rematch of the Tigers epic overtime win last year on ESPN2 at Cocoa. Space Coast Daily will broadcast the game live back to Brevard County.
VERO BEACH 42, VIERA 30
The Hawks beat themselves as they turned the football over six times. While head coach Kevin Mays won’t admit this, but Viera should feel good about the effort turned in vs the Class 8A Fighting Indians. Vero Beach will could potentially have 10 Division I commits and haven’t lost a regular season game since Fort Pierce Central beat them 27-21 on Oct. 4, 2013.
NEXT UP: The Hawks will travel to play the upstart Rockledge Raiders, who haven’t beaten Viera since 2012 and have lost by a combined score of 160-21 during the four-game losing streak.
ROCKLEDGE 42, MELBOURNE 6
ABOVE VIDEO: Jashaun Corbin and Jalen Mitchell of the Rockledge Raiders talk with FNLR’s Orville Susong after the Raiders 42-6 win over Melbourne.
Everyone wondered how Jashaun Corbin would do in his Rockledge debut. The Florida State commit didn’t take long to electrify the Raiders faithful as he returned the opening kickoff 82 yards for a TD. How’s that for an entrance?
NEXT UP: The Raiders will host Viera next Friday, a game that can heard on Space Coast Daily. The Bulldogs start with three straight road games and play Titusville next Friday night.
MELBOURNE CENTRAL CATHOLIC 35, CARDINAL GIBBONS 33
MCC sent a very clear message with this win, they are state title contenders. They beat a Cardinal Gibbons team that returns 35 lettermen and 15 starters on both sides of the ball. Even more impressive is how they won.
On offense, the Hustler’s big three were huge. QB Joaquin Collazo completed 63 percent of his passes for 225 yards and three touchdowns, two of them to Wake Forrest commit Lorenzo Hardy to give MCC the lead on each. Hardy had six catches for 105 yards. South Carolina commit, running back LaVonte Valentine, rushed for 135 yards on 31 carries and scored twice.
NEXT UP: MCC won’t have long to think about their impressive win on Friday as they will travel to Georgia to play the 10-time state champion Buford Wolves. Since 2004, Buford owns a record of 177-14.
ABOVE VIDEO: MCC sent a very clear message with this win, they are state title contenders. They beat a Cardinal Gibbons team that returns 35 lettermen and 15 starters on both sides of the ball.
PALM BAY 48, PEMBROOKE PINES 0
Picking up right where they left off last regular season and despite the loss of several key defensive players, the Pirates pitched another shutout on Friday. They also played Dan Burke football, running at will on their opponent. Sophomore Mike Alves Jr. scored three touchdowns from one, 37 and 94 yards to cap an impressive evening in which the Pirates were up 37-0 after the first quarter, forcing the running clock of the new season.
NEXT UP: The Pirates will be heavily tested on defense as they play Sebastian River, who returns nine offensive starters. New Palm Bay QB Ken McKay may be able to take advantage of a Sharks defense that returns just two starters from last year’s 11-2 squad.
SATELLITE 53, KEY WEST 50
Senior quarterback and state pole vault champion Noah Mumme stole the show at Florida mile marker zero on Friday night. Mumme accounted for 436 of the Scorpions 464 yards. Noah completed 81 percent of his passes, going 29 for 36, for 315 yards and four TDs – while also rushing for 121-yards and two more scores. Mumme set the Scorps school single game record for consecutive completions, going 12-12 on his first dozen passes on the night.
NEXT UP: The Scorpions will open with three straight at home, hosting the Eau Gallie Commodores on Friday night.
MERRITT ISLAND 24, EAU GALLIE 14
With many holes to fills, the inexperienced Mustangs will need to use every phase of the game until they find their mid-season rhythm, and that’s just what they did against Eau Gallie. Merritt Island scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams.
NEXT UP: The Mustangs head to Disney’s Wide World of Sports to face the Avon Eagles, a town about 20 miles west of Cleveland, Ohio. Since 2010, the Eagles are 76- 11 under head coach Mike Elder. The Commodores will be on the road for their first two games and face the Satellite Scorpions on Friday.
HOLY TRINITY 28, COCOA BEACH 7
Two players that shine on the hardwood for head coach Steve Henderson, did so on the gridiron for Tigers head football coach Nate Hooks on Friday. QB Preston Milo and WR / Athlete Tyler Forde looked unstoppable. Milo scored the Tigers first two TD’s on QB keepers and then hooked up with Forde for a 13-yard TD strike.
For Cocoa Beach, Winter Park transfer, Cole Mitchell stood out. Mitchell is a big strong young man who breaks tackles and makes plays on both sides of the ball. He scored the Minutemen’s lone TD and lined up just about everywhere, including QB.
NEXT UP: The Minutemen will take on Orangewood Christian in Maitland, Florida on Friday, while the Tigers kickoff the 2017 season at home against Trinity Prep. Since 2009, the Tigers are 5-1 against the Saints.
TITUSVILLE 17, SEABREEZE 14
Titusville scored 11 fourth quarter points to come from behind to beat Seabreeze, as Sophomore Deandrea “Beast Mode” Jackson pulled Titusville to within two points on a 15-yard touchdown run, and QB Chris Squires added the conversion run to tie the contest. A 19-yard field goal by Alex Griggs with a little over a minute to play propelled the Terriers to victory.
NEXT UP: Titusville will host Melbourne on Friday night.
Jupiter Christian 49, Merritt Island Christian 0
Harmony 41, Bayside 0
Centennial 14, Astronaut 7
SPACE COAST DAILY / FRIDAY NIGHT LOCKER ROOM PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
ABOVE VIDEO: Noah Mumme’s junior year highlights on HUDL. On Friday, the senior quarterback and state pole vault champion stole the show at Florida mile marker zero. Mumme accounted for 436 of the Scorpions 464 yards in their 53-50 win.
Satellite Scorpions QB Noah Mumme Amasses 464 Yards of Total Offense
Head Coach Ted Kimmey: We were down by at least 2 scores multiple times in the game and managed to get back in the game each time. Including being down two scores with four minutes left in the game.
We scored 20 points in the fourth quarter, QB Noah Mumme led us to scoring twice in the final four minutes, and a game-winning drive with only 59 seconds left on the clock.
Noah completed 81 percent of his passes, going 29 for 36, for 315 yards and four TDs – while also rushing for 121-yards and two more scores. He also set the school single game record for consecutive completions, going 12-12 on his first 12 throws. Of our 464 total yards of offense, Noah accounted for 436 of them. A truly remarkable performance.
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