Three postponed high school football games were played in Brevard County on Monday, all Week 6 district games that had been scheduled for Friday but were moved in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Two came 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 games, while the Scorpions dropped to 3-3 and 0-2.
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Trailing by a field goal late in the third quarter, the Bears capitalized on a fumble caused by defender Brock Eden deep in Satellite territory. The recovery gave Bayside first-and-goal at the 10, and after a change of quarter and end of the field, David Francis scored on 2-yard fourth-and-goal run.
Bayside intercepted near midfield just moments later but couldn't move the ball and turned it over on downs at its own 42. The Bears defense forced a punt from there, and the offense took over after Satellite downed it at the 1-yard-line. Bayside's offensive line managed to get the team a first down with 1:47 to play, and the Bears ran out the clock for the win.
Bayside hosts Viera on Friday in a Week 7 non-district game. Satellite hosts Seabreeze.
Merritt Island 14, Eau Gallie 13
MELBOURNE The Commodores and Mustangs went to overtime in a District 10-3S contest in Melbourne, and the Mustangs managed a win with a stop on a 2-point conversion try.
The Commodores took an early lead when Robert Stafford returned the kickoff for a touchdown on the very first play of the game.
With 4:36 left in the first quarter, Merritt Island defensive back Byron Johnson picked off Mari Crooms' pass and ran the ball 20 yards to tie the game at 7.
For the remainder of regulation, each side's defense stood strong and did not allow another point to be scored, pushing the game into overtime.
Merritt Island got the ball first in overtime. On the second play of the drive, Luke Knight ran the ball in for a touchdown, followed by an extra point made by Gunnar Trout.
When Eau Gallie got the ball, Alvarez Baker scored a rushing touchdown to put the score at 14-13. The Commodores attempted to go for the win with a 2-point conversion, but Merritt Island's defense was able to make a stand and keep Eau Gallie out of the end zone.
Merritt Island improved to 3-2 overall with the district opening win. Eau Gallie lost for the first time after a 5-0 start and dropped to 1-1 in 10-3S.
Eau Gallie visits Flagler Palm Coast on Friday for its Week 7 game, and Merritt Island will play at Eustis on Thursday.
Titusville 40, Space Coast 0
TITUSVILLE Both teams had trouble with turnovers at times, but Titusville's Xavian Taylor provided a big difference for the Terriers, who won the US 1 Cup.
Taylor scored on runs of 15, 17 and 13 yards, all within a stretch of 2:01 that ran from late in the second quarter to just 14 seconds into the second half. That gave the Terriers a lead of 25-0 at 11:46 of the third quarter.
Josiah Allen started the scoring with a fake handoff and 25-yard keeper at 6:28 of the second, and he connected with Daryl Bryant for a 49-yard passing touchdown at 8:32 of the fourth. When Allen scored on a 1-yard keeper at 7:48 following a Vipers turnover, it started the running clock that eventually ended the game.
Titusville, which hosts Port Orange Atlantic on Friday, improved to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in District 12-2S, while Space Coast dropped to 1-4 and 0-1 before visiting Palatka next.
Father Lopez 54, MCC 7
The visiting Green Wave had too much Jackson Oldham in this District 4-1S meeting.
Oldham scored on runs of 56, 20 and 9 yards, scored four times on 2-point conversions and returned a free kick 56 yards for another touchdown for Father Lopez.
The Hustlers got a second-quarter touchdown by Alex Westfield on a 29-yard passing play from Caden Kelley and fell to 1-5 overall, 1-1 in 4S. Father Lopez improved to 3-2 and 1-0, having outscored its last two opponents by a margin of 95-7.
Eastland Christian 18, Calvary Chapel 13
The Eagles fell to 0-5 with a loss in Orlando on Monday. They host Davenport Four Corners on Thursday.
This article originally appeared on Florida Today: Week 6 Brevard high school football roundup: Hurricane Ian makeup games