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Week 4 Brevard County high school football roundup

By Brian McCallum and Chasite Banks, Florida Today,


Eau Gallie, Merritt Island and Titusville improved to 4-0 on Friday night, with the Commodores and Terriers getting district wins.

Week 4 saw a 50-yard field goal by Titusville's Dean Roberts, and Viera broke a losing streak that started before Halloween of 2021.

Here is a complete roundup of the week's Brevard County high school football:

Eau Gallie 35, Satellite 7

MELBOURNE — The Commodores stopped the two-game Scorps winning streak and stayed unbeaten themselves, joining Rockledge at the top of District 10-3A with a 1-0 start.

Scoring summaries: Brevard high school football for Week 4

Four big plays got Eau Gallie rolling in the first half. Mekhi Biggs caught a scoring pass for 25 yards from Mari Crooms, who also rushed for a 30-yard score. Crooms threw another touchdown pass to T. J. Robinson of 55 yards, and Tay Welch scored on the ground from 70 yards out.

The Commodores visit Cocoa in Week 5, and the Scorps, now 2-2 overall, play at Astronaut.

Titusville 16, Palm Bay 10

The Terriers built a two-score lead and then held on to open District 12-2S competition on the road.

Dean Roberts kicked a 50-yard field goal with 7:55 to play in the third period to give Titusville a 16-0 lead before the Pirates (2-2 overall) started a comeback. Luis Martinez connected for a 36-yard field goal in the final minutes of the quarter, and Deuel Fider Jr. recovered a Terriers fumble and ran 80 yards for a touchdown with 4:59 to play in the game.

The Terriers scored first on a 9-yard Nate Lopez run, and Jamarion Stephens added a 4-yarder, both coming in the opening quarter.

Titusville hosts Fleming Island in Week 5, and Palm Bay plays at Ft. Pierce Central.

Rockledge 21, Bayside 0

In Rockledge, the Raiders captured their second win in a row and won their District 10-3S opener at McLarty Stadium in a game shortened by an injury to a Bayside player.

Rockledge, now 2-2 overall, got rushing touchdowns from Jaylen Heyward for 20 yards, Jaelyn Bradley for 9 and JaMarcus Giscombe from 20 yards out, all before halftime.

The Raiders start a two-game road trip now, playing next at Kissimmee Osceola for Week 5.

Merritt Island 33, Holy Trinity 0

The Mustangs remained perfect as Chris Kelley and Kaseem Ross each rushed for a pair of touchdowns at home.

Chase Karpovich also kicked a pair of field goals — 34 and 32 yards — as the Mustangs picked up a non-district victory. Holy Trinity dropped to 3-1.

Merritt Island plays at Heritage next week, and the Tigers visit Father Lopez in Daytona Beach for their District 4-1S opener.

Viera 53, MCC 7

Viera broke a 15-game on-field losing streak Friday, winning for the first time since Oct. 22, 2021.

Chase Cromartie threw four touchdown passes and rushed for another. Bruce Tucker caught two of them, including a 40-yarder in the third quarter that gave the Hawks (1-3) a 30-7 lead.

Eric Nelson and Zack Pillow also caught touchdown passes, but it may have been the advantage in the trenches that made the difference for Viera this week.

"Right after the first drive in the first quarter, they were very tired," Hawks center Finn Goldinger said. "That just played throughout the whole game, coming off the ball slow. We were driving them back, and we were just creating big holes for (Ryan) Boobar to run through."

Boobar scored on a 6-yard run in the third, and Nelson added a ground touchdown with a 22-yarder with 2:40 remaining in the game.

MCC's touchdown came on a 76-yard passing play from Joseph Allen to Ramel Hernandez to tie the game at 7 in the opening minutes. It was the second loss in a row for the team after starting with a pair of wins.

The Hustlers host St. Joseph on Friday, and Viera travels to Baker County to face a team led by former Hawks head coach Kevin Mays.

Orange Park 28, Melbourne 13

The Bulldogs scored three times in the first half and then were held scoreless the rest of the game in Melbourne.

The home team's points included field goals of 44 and 34 yards by Trevor Causey.

Melbourne, now 0-4, visits Tohopekaliga for the District 11-4S opener in a week. Orange Park improved to 2-2.

New Smyrna Beach 8, Astronaut 2

In Titusville, the visiting Barracudas scored late to pull out its third win in three games.

The War Eagles led, 2-0 after three, having recorded a safety in the period. Astronaut hosts Satellite next.

Celebration 19, Space Coast 6

The Vipers lost on the road to fall to 0-4. They will host Cardinal Mooney next.

Week by week: 2023 Brevard HS football schedule

Thursday's results

Oviedo 42, Heritage 35

Lions quarterback Jackson Latour passed for 386 yards and four touchdowns while running for the team's fifth score on Thursday in Oviedo.

The Panthers, who had not allowed a point before their Week 4 game, dropped to 3-1 overall.

Merritt Island Christian 26, Calvary Chapel 20

The Cougars won the Sunshine State Athletic Conference 8-man football game.

Logan Wassmer scored twice on the ground for MIC, which trailed at halftime, 20-12.

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