Brevard County 2020 High School Football Schedules Released, 7-Game Season to Start Sept. 25

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Only in-county games will be scheduled with no more than 50 students on each team

WATCH: The Friday Night Locker Room’s Steve Wilson and Orville Susong talk about the return of high school sports in Brevard County this fall. For Varsity and Junior Varsity (JV) football, the district will be divided into two divisions which will include crosstown rivals. You can see the full varsity schedule below.

ABOVE VIDEO: Brevard High School Sports Update – BPS’ Board Member Matt Susin provides an exclusive update on Space Coast Daily TV about prep sports on the Space Coast. “We are excited for our kids to regain some form of normalcy with a return to athletics this fall,” said Susin.

BPS Moves to Stage 2 Voluntary Athletic Conditioning on Aug. 24

The Space Coast Daily – Friday Night Locker team will once again bring you the best, most experienced and authoritative live play-by-play Brevard County prep football coverage.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard Public Schools announced its plans to return to athletics this month with the health and safety of its student-athletes and staff top of mind.

BPS’ Fall Sports Plan outlines the steps the District is taking to move from Stage 1 to Stage 2 voluntary athletic conditioning, beginning the week of August 24, with Stage 3/Full FHSAA Practice to start end of the month or early September for varsity football, volleyball and other fall sports and first games/matches beginning mid-September.

For Varsity and Junior Varsity (JV) football, the district will be divided into two divisions which will include crosstown rivals. You can see the full varsity schedule below.

Each school will play each team in their division following a seven-game schedule to be provided by the District. Only in-county games will be scheduled with no more than 50 students on each team, per FHSAA recommendations.

The Space Coast Daily – Friday Night Locker team will once again bring you the best, most experienced and authoritative live play-by-play Brevard County prep football coverage.

This year marks the fourth decade of high school sports coverage for the principals of Space Coast Daily and the Friday Night Locker Room – brought to you this year by Erdman Automotive and Health First.

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.

“One of the most memorable moments during those years was when we broadcast the Palm Bay – Dillard 2000 state championship game back to Brevard live 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 20th 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.

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LEFT TO RIGHT: Giles Malone, Matt O’Hern, Tom Palermo, Jim Palermo, Jeff Carr (holding scissors) and Debbie Bissland cut the ribbon during the opening of the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame at Eastern Florida State College. Space Coast Daily founded the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame in 2011, and since then, has inducted more than 180 of Brevard’s most outstanding athletes, coaches, sports personalities and more. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE INDUCTEES.

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, Ron Lighthall, Juan Rodriguez, Jerry Durney, Rhett Lighthall, Daryl Durand, Gavin Keith, Jordan Rocco, Michael Malone, Brian Dillon, Matt O’Hern, Tom Palermo and Giles Malone – along with area prep football experts – will anchor a comprehensive schedule of play-by-play broadcasts this season.

The Space Coast Daily – Friday Night Locker Room principals and broadcast team have more than 100 years of combined 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!

SEE THE FULL 2020 PREP FOOTBALL SCHEDULE:

DIVISON 1

■ BAYSIDE BEARS
• Week 1: 25-Sep @ Viera
• Week 2: 2-Oct vs Eau Gallie
• Week 3: 9-Oct vs Rockledge
• Week 4: 16-Oct @ Cocoa
• Week 5: 23-Oct vs Melbourne
• Week 6: 30-Oct @ Palm Bay
• Week 7: 6-Nov vs Heritage

■ COCOA TIGERS
• Week 1: 25-Sep @ Heritage
• Week 2: 2-Oct vs Palm Bay
• Week 3: 9-Oct @ Melbourne
• Week 4: 16-Oct vs Bayside
• Week 5: 23-Oct vs Viera
• Week 6: 30-Oct @ Eau Gallie
• Week 7: 6-Nov @ Rockledge

■ EAU GALLIE COMMODORES
• Week 1: 25-Sep vs Melbourne
• Week 2: 2-Oct @ Bayside
• Week 3: 9-Oct @ Heritage
• Week 4: 16-Oct vs Palm Bay
• Week 5: 23-Oct @ Rockledge
• Week 6: 30-Oct vs Cocoa
• Week: 7 6-Nov vs Viera

■ HERITAGE PANTHERS
• Week 1: 25-Sep vs Cocoa
• Week 2: 2-Oct vs Viera
• Week 3: 9-Oct vs Eau Gallie
• Week 4: 16-Oct @ Rockledge
• Week 5: 23-Oct @ Palm Bay
• Week 6: 30-Oct vs Melbourne
• Week 7: 6-Nov @ Bayside

■ MELBOURNE BULLDOGS
• Week 1: 25-Sep @ Eau Gallie
• Week 2: 2-Oct vs Rockledge
• Week 3: 9-Oct vs Cocoa
• Week 4: 16-Oct vs Viera
• Week 5: 23-Oct @ Bayside
• Week 6: 30-Oct @ Heritage
• Week 7: 6-Nov @ Palm Bay

■ PALM BAY PIRATES
• Week 1: 25-Sep vs Rockledge
• Week 2: 2-Oct @ Cocoa
• Week 3: 9-Oct @ Viera
• Week 4: 16-Oct @ Eau Gallie
• Week 5: 23-Oct vs Heritage
• Week 6: 30-Oct vs Bayside
• Week 7: 6-Nov vs Melbourne

■ ROCKLEDGE RAIDERS
• Week 1: 25-Sep vs Palm Bay
• Week 2: 2-Oct @ Melbourne
• Week 3: 9-Oct @ Bayside
• Week 4: 16-Oct vs Heritage
• Week 5: 23-Oct vs Eau Gallie
• Week 6: 30-Oct @ Viera
• Week 7: 6-Nov vs Cocoa

■ VIERA HAWKS
• Week 1: 25-Sep vs Bayside
• Week 2: 2-Oct @ Heritage
• Week 3: 9-Oct vs Palm Bay
• Week 4: 16-Oct @ Melbourne
• Week 5: 23-Oct vs Cocoa
• Week 6: 30-Oct vs Rockledge
• Week 7: 6-Nov @ Eau Gallie

DIVISON 2

■ ASTRONAUT WAR EAGLES
• Week 1: 25-Sep @ Space Coast
• Week 2: 2-Oct vs Cocoa Beach
• Week 3: 9-Oct vs Titusville
• Week 4: 16-Oct @ Holy Trinity
• Week 5: 23-Oct @ MCC
• Week 6: 30-Oct vs Merritt Island
• Week 7: 6-Nov vs Satellite

■ COCOA BEACH MINUTEMEN
• Week 1: 25-Sep vs Satellite
• Week 2: 2-Oct @ Astronaut
• Week 3: 9-Oct vs MCC
• Week 4: 16-Oct @ Merritt Island
• Week 5: 23-Oct vs Space Coast
• Week 6: 30-Oct vs Holy Trinity
• Week 7: 6-Nov @ Titusville

■ HOLY TRINITY TIGERS
• Week 1: 25-Sep @ MCC
• Week 2: 2-Oct vs Merritt Island
• Week 3: 9-Oct @ Satellite
• Week 4: 16-Oct vs Astronaut
• Week 5: 23-Oct @ Titusville
• Week 6: 30-Oct @ Cocoa Beach
• Week 7: 6-Nov vs Space Coast

■ MCC HUSTLERS
• Week 1: 25-Sep vs Holy Trinity
• Week 2: 2-Oct @ Space Coast
• Week 3: 9-Oct @ Cocoa Beach
• Week 4: 16-Oct @ Titusville
• Week 5: 23-Oct vs Astronaut
• Week 6: 30-Oct @ Satellite
• Week 7: 6-Nov vs Merritt Island

■ MERRITT ISLAND MUSTANGS
• Week 1: 25-Sep @ Titusville
• Week 2: 2-Oct @ Holy Trinity
• Week 3: 9-Oct vs Space Coast
• Week 4: 16-Oct vs Cocoa Beach
• Week 5: 23-Oct vs Satellite
• Week 6: 30-Oct @ Astronaut
• Week 7: 6-Nov @ MCC

■ SATELLITE SCORPIONS
• Week 1: 25-Sep @ Cocoa Beach
• Week 2: 2-Oct vs Titusville
• Week 3: 9-Oct vs Holy Trinity
• Week 4: 16-Oct vs Space Coast
• Week 5: 23-Oct @ Merritt Island
• Week 6: 30-Oct vs MCC
• Week 7: 6-Nov @ Astronaut

■ TITUSVILLE TERRIERS
• Week 1: 25-Sep vs Merritt Island
• Week 2: 2-Oct @ Satellite
• Week 3: 9-Oct @ Astronaut
• Week 4: 16-Oct vs MCC
• Week 5: 23-Oct vs Holy Trinity
• Week 6: 30-Oct @ Space Coast
• Week 7: 6-Nov vs Cocoa Beach

Highlights of BPS’ Fall Sports Plan include:

■ Varsity and JV Volleyball will follow the same guidelines as football, with a 12-game schedule to be provided by Athletic Directors, per FHSAA games per week limit.
■ Varsity golf, swimming and diving, cross-county and bowling will be divided into two divisions based on geographic location. Players will follow a 4-5 match in-county schedule, along with the Cape Coast Conference Championship matches.
■ Travel has been minimized for all sports.
■ All fall sports are able to complete a season and qualify for FHSAA State Series.

“We are excited for our kids to regain some form of normalcy with a return to athletics this fall,” said District 4 school board member Matt Susin.

“We are excited for our kids to regain some form of normalcy with a return to athletics this fall,” said District 4 school board member Matt Susin.

“The mental health benefits of getting back to play are immensely important during these challenging times. For many of our students, sports are the one thing that gives them that sense of pride and self-worth, along with the many life lessons learned through social interaction and working as a team.”

BPS’s Fall Sports Plan takes prudent steps in protecting staff and students through screening procedures, the use of face coverings when social distancing cannot be achieved, expectations when on the sidelines and benches, as well as locker room etiquette.

BPS’ Fall Sports Plan outlines the steps the District is taking to move from Stage 1 to Stage 2 voluntary athletic conditioning, beginning the week of August 24, with Stage 3/Full FHSAA Practice to start at the end of the month or early September for varsity football, volleyball and other fall sports and first games/matches beginning mid-September. (SCD image)

These guidelines align fully with the health and safety measures detailed in the District’s Reopening Plan.

As the next steps, BPS Athletic Directors will meet on August 26th to discuss and determine sport-specific guidelines will be based on FHSAA recommendations and will present those guidelines to schools prior to Stage 3/full FHSAA practice scheduled to begin August 31-September 12.

The FHSAA’s Board of Directors voted last Friday to allow member schools to begin fall sports as of August 24 and to require all coaches view a “COVID-19 for Coaches and Administrators” course produced by the National Federation of State High School Associations.

Eau Gallie Cheerleaders cheer on their Commodores in the final game of the 2017 football season for Eau Gallie. (SCD image)

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