Three postponed high school football games were played in Brevard County on Monday, all Week 6 district games that were scheduled for Friday but were postponed in the wake of Hurricane Jan. Two games went down to the final minute, including one that went to overtime.
Bayside 7, satellite 3
SATELLITE BEACH Key plays at critical moments made the difference for the visiting Bayside High football team Monday in a District 10-3S contest at Satellite.
The Bears improved to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in district play, while the Scorpions dropped to 3-3 and 0-2.
Check back Tuesday night for Space Coast in Titusville.
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Trailing by a field goal late in the third quarter, the Bears capitalized on a fumble by quarterback Brock Eden deep in Satellite territory. The fumble gave Bayside a first-and-goal at the 10, and after a quarter-and-end change, David Francis scored on a 2-yard fourth-and-goal.
Bayside got an interception near midfield moments later, but couldn’t move the ball and turned it over for a punt at its own 42. The Bears’ defense kicked the punt away and the offense took over after Satellite downed it at the 1-yard line. Bayside’s offensive line managed to get the team’s first down with 1:47 to play and the Bears ran out the clock for the win.
Bayside hosts Vieira on Friday in a Week 7 non-district game. The companion receives Seabreeze.
Merritt Island 14, O’Galley 13
The Commodores and Mustangs went to overtime in the District 10-3S contest in Melbourne, with the Mustangs holding on for a 2-point conversion attempt.
The Commodores grabbed the lead when Robert Stafford returned the kickoff for a touchdown on the first play of the game.
With 4:36 left in the first quarter, Merritt Island quarterback Byron Johnson picked off a Marie Krums pass and ran the ball 20 yards to tie the score at 7.
By the end of the regular period, each side’s defense held strong and prevented another point, sending the game into overtime.
Merritt Island got the ball first in overtime. On the second play of the drive, Luke Knight ran the ball for a touchdown, followed by Gunnar Trout’s extra point.
When Eu Galli got the ball, Alvarez Baker made it 14-13 with a rushing touchdown. The Commodores tried to win with a 2-point conversion, but Merritt Island’s defense was able to hold on and keep Eau Gallie out of the end zone.
Merritt Island improved to 3-2 overall with the win in its district opener. Eau Gallie lost for the first time since a 5-0 start and fell to 1-1 in 10-3S.
Eau Gallie visits Flagler Palm Coast on Friday for a Week 7 game, while Merritt Island plays at Eustis on Thursday.
Father Lopez 54, MCC 7
The visiting Green Wave had too much Jackson Oldham in this District 4-1S meet.
Oldham scored on runs of 56, 20 and 9 yards, scored four times on a 2-point conversion and returned a free kick 56 yards for another touchdown to Father Lopez.
The Hustlers got a second-quarter touchdown from Alex Westfield on a 29-yard pass play from Caden Kelly to fall to 1-5 overall, 1-1 in 4S. Father Lopez improved to 3-2 and 1-0, outscoring his last two opponents by a combined 95-7.