WATCH REPLAY: Rivalry Weekend Results: Week 11 In Brevard County High School Football
By Space Coast Daily // November 4, 2017
Playoffs Start Next Week
COCOA 17 @ ROCKLEDGE 20 – 2/OT
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Cocoa vs Rockledge Replay. (Part 1)
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Cocoa vs Rockledge Replay. (Part 2)
BREVARD COUNTY • MCLARTY STADIUM • ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA – The 2017 Bar-B-Que Bowl might be the most exciting game in its history as the Rockledge Raiders scorched the Cocoa Tigers Friday night 20-17 in double overtime, dealing the No. 1 Class 4A team in Florida their first loss to a Brevard County foe in nine years.
After a torrid defensive battle, the Raiders won the game on a Ladarius Tennison touchdown, after Cocoa kicker Alex Petruzzello booted a 14-yard field goal during the second overtime period.
The Tigers (8-1) and head coach John Wilkinson, were winners of 18-straight games going into this contest, looking to finish the regular season undefeated and secure the No. 1 seed in Class 4A with a win.
The Rockledge Raiders, now 6-3 on the season, are peaking at the right time with the playoff starting next week.
The Florida High School Athletic Association will announce the 2017 playoff brackets on Sunday – be sure to stay tuned to Space Coast Daily as we report live who’s in and who’s out.
The Raiders were battle tested early on in the 2017 season after starting the season 1-3 on the year. The combined opponents record for the teams Rockledge has lost to is 23-1 between three teams. (Viera, Osceola, Clearwater CC)
Since the 1-3 start, Rockledge has rolled to four-straight wins and outscoring their last four opponents by a combined score of 186-27. Averaging 46.5 points a game on offense and only giving up nearly 7 points a game has made this Rockledge team a contender in Class 5A. Having clinched the Class 5A District 14 title already, Rockledge could earn major bragging rights if they could defeat Cocoa Friday night.
Rockledge is led by their dynamic offense trio in senior all-purpose back, Jashaun Corbin, junior running back Jalen Mitchell and senior wide receiver Antoine Green.
Corbin, Florida State commit, has been lightning since taking snaps at QB against Clearwater Central Catholic (10/6) and added a new wrinkle for the Raiders offense that is giving defense’s fits these last four games. Also, Florida State commit, WR Antoine Green, has shown the ability to be a matchup issue for cornerbacks on the defense. Green, 6-foot-3 and 190-pounds, has presented defenses mismatches on the outside.
The last time Cocoa lost a game in Brevard County to another Brevard County team came back in 2008 when the Tigers traveled to Merritt Island and fell to the Mustangs 15-14.
Space Coast Daily’s Zach Clark and Graham McGowan provided the play-by-play on Space Coast Daily TV.
SATELLITE 50 @ COCOA BEACH 10
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Watch live Friday Night Locker Room play-by-play video coverage as the Cocoa Beach Minutemen host the Satellite Beach Scorpions in a battle for bragging rights in the annual Beach Bowl. Orville Susong, Steve Wilson and Sam Martello are on the call.
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Satellite Scorpions travel north on A1-A to take on their longtime rival Cocoa Beach Minutemen tonight in the annual Beach Bowl on Space Coast Daily TV, broadcasted by Friday Night Locker Room’s Steve Wilson, Orville Susong and Sam Martello.
The Scorpions (6-2) enter the Beach Bowl tonight looking to put some finishes touches on what has been a special season for Satellite. After a 3-7 record for Satellite last year, first-year head coach Ted Kimmey took over this season and has changed the culture around Satellite football in only one year on the job.
Satellite is led by senior quarterback Noah Mumme, who who has racked up over 2,100 (2,111) passing yards and 24 touchdowns through the air. The leading passer in Satellite history can also get the job done on the ground as well as Mumme has managed to tally 730 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns on the 2017 season.
Outscoring their opponents 384-192 on the year, the Scorpions and head coach Kimmey will look to cap off a remarkable season against their bitter rival Cocoa Beach.
Satellite won last year’s contest versus Cocoa Beach 32-31.
The stakes do not get much higher for the Cocoa Beach Minutemen Friday night. Cocoa Beach must win to have any chance at advancing to the postseason. Currently sitting in fifth place in Class 4A Region 3, the Minutemen are sitting at a 32.38 point average, while Lake Placid sits barely in front of Cocoa Beach in the last qualifying spot for the playoffs at a 32.50 point average. Lake Placid defeated Cocoa Beach last week 35-6.
With the stakes at an all-time high for Cocoa Beach’s postseason hopes, the final game of the 2017 regular season wraps up with their longtime rival visiting Minutemen stadium on Senior Night.
The Minutemen have had a good season themselves. With a 5-3 record on the year and winning three of their last four games, should Cocoa Beach win, they could finish with their best season since 2012 when the Minutemen finished 8-3.
Cocoa Beach is led by their senior running back Cole Mitchell who has accounted for 887 yards on the ground and 14 touchdowns in 2017. Averaging over 7-yards a carry, Mitchell and the Minutemen offense can be hard to stop once they get rolling.
FNLR’s Steve Wilson, Orville Susong and Sam Martello will provide play-by-play coverage on Space Coast Daily TV. Pregame set for 6:30 p.m.
FORT PIERCE CENTRAL 6 @ MCC 50
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If the season ended last week, the Hustlers would have overcome the new FHSS playoff point system and qualifed for the post season. However, the season didn’t end and all MCC can do is win tonight at home against Fort Pierce Central and hope the new wacky structure works in their favor when the brackets are announced on Sunday.
The Hustlers are currently fourth in Class 3A, Region 2 with an average of 37.38 points per game.
They are just ahead of Trinity Prep (36.75) who plays the Space Coast Vipers tonight. The system and MCC’s plight to this point of the season has been well documented here on Space Coast Daily.
The Hustlers are led by several dynamic playmakers on both sides of the football.
22 seniors will be honored tonight including quarterback Joaquin Colazzo, who has 1,050 passing yards and 14 tuchdowns. His totals come in just five games as the southpaw missed four contests with an injured hand.
head coach Stacey Sizemore’s team is well balanced, as LaAnthony Valentine and Lorenzo Hardy have combined to rush for nearly 1,400 yards and 16 touchdowns. Hardy has arguably been MCC’s MVP this season as he also has 482 receiving yards and eight more touchdowns through the air.
On defense, Joel Morris and Jaden Gonzales have combined for almost 160 tackles while Georgia Tech committ Lorenzo is tied for the county lead with six interceptions, one of them 105 yards.
Fort Pierce Central would love to be a spoiler and upset MCC but they enter the contest just 2-5 and are coming off two consecutive losses. The Huslers three losses have come to three teams who have combined to lose three games this games. Those teams, Buford, Georgia Fort Hill, South Carolina and Bishop Moore have combined to win 10 state championships since 2007.
Not much can be done at this point, the FHSAA won’t change the sytem so the best thing for the Hustlers to do and to borrow the words of the former late great Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis, “Just Win Baby” and the rest will take care of itself.
Space Coast Daily’s Alan Zlotorzynski will provide the play-by-play on Space Coast Daily TV. Pregame starts at 6:35 p.m.
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