Prep Squads Await Annual Spring Showcase

By  //  May 17, 2012

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(Images By Brian Curl)

BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Seems hard to believe, but prep football spring games are almost here.

Patrick Brush of the Melbourne Bulldogs practices kicking field goals during a spring football practice at Melbourne High School. (Image by Brian Curl)

Starting Saturday and running through next Friday night up and down the Space Coast, Brevard’s varsity football programs will be able to see how effective spring drills have been in live game competition.

Spring games do not count in the standings and typically include at least a quarter devoted to JV players, but from an evaluation standpoint, spring games provide valuable insight for prep coaches.

And these games also give fans a glimpse of what they might see more of come fall.

Area teams opened practice May 1 and the spring games mark the end of spring drills.

Merritt Island Christian has not scheduled a spring game this year.

Alex Ponce of the MCC Hustlers runs an offensive line play during a spring football practice at Melbourne Central Catholic High School. (Image by Brian Curl)

Here’s a schedule of this year’s spring games:


6 p.m. Miami Doral at Melbourne Central Catholic


7 p.m. Florida Air Academy at Kissimmee Gateway


6 p.m. Holy Trinity at John Carroll

6:30 p.m. Titusville at Space Coast

7 p.m. Rockledge at Martin County

7 p.m. Satellite at Eau Gallie

7 p.m. Dr. Phillips at Cocoa

7 p.m. Astronaut at Melbourne

7 p.m. Cocoa Beach at Heritage

7 p.m. Palm Beach Seminole at Palm Bay

7 p.m. Merritt Island at Bayside