WATCH: Prep Football Week 1 Playoff Schedule Announced, Merritt Island to Host Leesburg
By Space Coast Daily // November 8, 2021
postseason play begins friday
ABOVE VIDEO: Merritt Island Mustang’s head coach Hurlie Brown speaks with Space Coast Daily’s Jordan Rocco after clinching the first seed in the 5A Region 2 Playoffs and a 9-1 finish to the 2021 regular season. On Friday, the Mustangs (9-1) will host Leesburg (6-4) at the O-Dome in the first round of the playoffs.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County high school football enters the first week of the postseason play this Friday featuring some of the most highly anticipated matchups of the year.
2021 PREP FOOTBALL WEEK 1 PLAYOFF SCHEDULE
■ Class 2A Region 2
• Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy (9-1) vs. Orangewood Christian
■ Class 4A Region 2
• Cocoa Tigers (8-1) BYE WEEK
■ Class 5A Region 2
• Leesburg (6-4) at Merritt Island Mustangs (9-1)
• Rockledge Raider (8-2) at Seabreeze (7-4)
• Satellite Scorpions (8-2) at Tavares (9-1)
■ Class 6A Region 2
• Heritage Panthers (7-3) at Vanguard (10-0)
■ Class 7A Region 2
• Melbourne Bulldogs (8-2) vs. Seminole Ridge (8-2)
• Viera Hawks (5-4) at Martin County (8-0)
The Merritt Island Mustangs have clinched their first playoff berth since the 2018-2019 season where they lost in the first round to Cardinal Gibbons 49-14.
The Mustangs finished their season with a 9-1 record and defeated every Brevard County team they faced off against which includes Satellite, Rockledge, Melbourne, Astronaut, Titusville, Viera, and Bayside. They fell to the Cairo Syrupmakers 21-3 in week five, and ever since they have been on a five-game win streak.
The Mustangs’ offense was led by Senior Quarterback, Kicker, and Punter, Brady Denaburg who finished the 21-22 regular season with 2,167 passing yards and 17 touchdowns. Denaburg went 30 for 30 on extra-point attempts, and 15 of 18 on field-goal attempts.
ABOVE VIDEO: The Mustangs’ offense was led by Senior Quarterback, Kicker, and Punter, Brady Denaburg who finished the 21-22 regular season with 2,167 passing yards and 17 touchdowns. Denaburg went 30 for 30 on extra-point attempts, and 15 of 18 on field-goal attempts.
Senior Linebacker Maddox Moss led the Mustangs in tackles with 77 total tackles, 28 solo tackles, and 7 tackles for a loss of yards. Moss also had one interception, one fumble recovery, and one sack.
Senior Outside Linebacker Aaron Session led the Mustangs in sacks with six. Sessions also had 11 tackles for a loss of yards.
The Mustangs’ defense was a force to be reckoned with, only allowing a total of 77 points in ten games. The Mustangs will face off against the 6-4 Leesburg Yellow Jackets at home on Friday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m. Coach Hurlie Brown and the Mustangs’ 20 seniors have a State Championship or bust mentality.
ABOVE VIDEO: Senior Linebacker Maddox Moss led the Mustangs in tackles with 77 total tackles, 28 solo tackles, and 7 tackles for a loss of yards. Moss also had one interception, one fumble recovery, and one sack.
The Space Coast Daily – Friday Night Locker Room principals and the broadcast team have more than 100 years of experience covering youth and high school sports in Brevard County and this season’s coverage on Space Coast Daily TV will once again feature a dynamic broadcaster lineup.
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