It was evident early on in Palm Bay’s 30-6 victory against Port St. Lucie on Friday night that the Pirates’ defense would be tough to beat. The offense, though, took a little longer to get going.
In fact, the Pirates’ defense allowed a total of 64 offensive yards while collecting 11 tackles for loss and dialed up several vicious hits.
The offense caught up in the second half, led by running backs Sekai Lindsey and Stephon Williams. With a 9-0 halftime lead, Williams scored on runs of 19 and 10 in the third quarter while Lindsey added a 31-yarder in the fourth quarter to put the game away.
KEY PLAYERS: Sekai Lindsey led all runners with 104 yards on 14 carries, and scored the game’s first TD on a 21-yard run late in the first quarter. Meanwhile, Stephon Williams finished with 43 yards on five carries and two scores.
THEY SAID IT: “We’re getting a little better every rep we take,” said Palm Bay coach Dan Burke. “Overall, I thought the guys played well, but we have a long way to go.”
WHAT’S NEXT: Palm Bay vs. Heritage. Port St. Lucie vs. Treasure Coast.
RECORDS: Palm Bay 1-0, Port St. Lucie 0-1.