Update: Week 2 Highlights Overtime Games In Youth Football
By Ed Pierce // August 28, 2012
Palm Bay Goes 5-1 Against Visiting South Beach
BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – The West Melbourne Senior division Cowboys and the Bayside Bears Pee Wees remain undefeated after two weeks of play in the Brevard County Youth Football and Cheerleading Association, but getting there wasn’t easy.
West Melbourne (2-0) went into overtime against the Titusville Terriers (1-1) before escaping with hard-fought 20-19 victory.
The Cowboys lead the South Conference Senior division standings over Palm Bay (1-0) while four squads (Melbourne, Sebastian, South Beach and Bayside are tied with records of 1-1 through the first two games.
The Bayside Bears (2-0) also had quite a battle with Merritt Island’s Pee Wees division Mustangs before Ra’Heim Sanders scored in overtime to give the Bears a thrilling 25-19 win over the Mustangs (0-2).
The visiting Port St. John Rockets Pee Wees squad evened their record at 1-1 by knocking off the Melbourne Bulldawgs 19-6 on Saturday. The Bulldawgs (0-2) are playing all home games this year at Eau Gallie High School this season instead of at Crane Field.
First place is the South Conference Pee Wees standings is a three-way tie between Bayside (2-0), West Melbourne (2-0) and South Beach (2-0). The Sebastian Sharks are 0-1, while Melbourne and the Palm Bay Pirates are now 0-2.
In the North Conference Junior Rookies division, the two teams leading in the standings both racked up shutout victories Saturday.
The Rockledge Raiders Rookies beat Sebastian 27-0, while the Suntree/Viera Lightning Rookies grounded the Port St. John Rockets 31-0. With the wins, Suntree/Viera and Rockledge improved to 2-0 and tied for first place in the North ahead of Merritt Island (1-1) and Port St. John (0-2).
The Palm Bay Pirates enjoyed an especially good week by taking five of six tackle games played at Melbourne Central Catholic High School. Palm Bay claimed wins over the Seahawks in Rookies, Mighty Mites, Bantams, Juniors and Seniors division games. The only South Beach win over Palm Bay was a 27-13 triumph in the Pee Wees division.
The South Conference Mighty Mites division race is shaping up to be a good one with three squads (Melbourne, Palm Bay and West Melbourne) tied at 2-0 in first place, followed by Bayside at 1-1, while Sebastian and South Beach are 0-1.
One game that was rained out Saturday will be made up at 7 p.m. Wednesday night when the Suntree/Viera Lightning meet the Titusville Mighty Mites at Viera Regional patrk.
All Brevard County Youth Football and Cheerleading Associations teams will take the Labor Day Weekend off and will resume play with Week 3 games Sept. 8.