WATCH REPLAY: Merritt Island Christian Hosts Melbourne Central Catholic in Prep JV Football Action
By Space Coast Daily // September 19, 2019
THE SPACE COAST DAILY – FRIDAY NIGHT LOCKER ROOM TEAM IS BREVARD'S #1 SPORTS SOURCE
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Melbourne Central Catholic High School takes on Merritt Island Christian School in junior varsity football action. Space Coast Daily’s Chris Bonanno has the call.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Space Coast Daily – Friday Night Locker team brings you the very best Brevard County sports coverage and has a great prep football JV game Thursday evening as the Merritt Island Christian Cougars host the Melbourne Central Catholic Hustlers.
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This is the third decade of high school sports coverage for the principals of Space Coast Daily and the Friday Night Locker Room – brought you again this year by Erdman Automotive.
In 1997, Dr. Jim Palermo, now Editor-in-Chief of Space Coast Daily, and Tom Palermo, now Space Coast Daily president and publisher, called the first-ever Brevard County high school football game on the radio.
From 1997 through 2000, the Palermo brothers called high school football action on WMEL and below is a clipping promoting the broadcasts out of the August 26, 1999 edition of Space Coast Press newspaper, which was owned and published by Tom Palermo. Gannett purchased the Press from Palermo in July 2000.
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“One of the most memorable moments during those years was when we broadcast the Palm Bay – Dillard 2000 state championship game back to Brevard from the Swamp in Gainesville,” said Jim Palermo.
Dan Burke’s Palm Bay Pirates defeated Dillard 10-6 to win the 6A title that year.
The Palermo’s turned over the reins of the broadcasts to the Friday Night Locker Room team beginning in 2001.
Since then, the Friday Night Locker Room hasn’t missed a beat as Steve Wilson and Orville Susong begin their 19th full season broadcasting prep sports on the Space Coast.
In 2012, Space Coast Daily and the Friday Night Locker Room forged a partnership to bring Brevard County one-of-a-kind comprehensive cutting edge multimedia youth and high school sports coverage, including football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, track and field, wrestling, bowling and more.
Ever the innovators, the Space Coast Daily – Friday Night Locker Room team provided Space Coast sports fans the first web live streams and Facebook Live play-by-play action, and are dedicated to being the preeminent purveyor of multimedia sports coverage on the Space Coast for many years to come.
Space Coast Daily excels across all mediums, including social media, the web, print and grassroots events, such as the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame, which Space Coast Daily founded in 2011.
This year’s coverage on Space Coast Daily TV will feature a dynamic broadcaster lineup.
Space Coast Sports Hall of Famers Steve Wilson and Orville Susong of the Friday Night Locker Room will once again bring you all the live action from the broadcast booth.
In addition, Zach Clark, Chris Bonanno, Jordan Rocco and Matt O’Hern will anchor play-by-play broadcasts this season.
The Space Coast Daily – Friday Night Locker Room principals and broadcast team have more than 100 years experience covering youth and high school sports in Brevard County.
Don’t miss these Live sports broadcasts, featuring cutting edge coverage on Space Coast Daily TV, along with player interviews, replays, highlights, pre-game and post-game analysis and much more!