Week 8: Brevard high school football game previews

Week 8: Brevard high school football game previews

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Week 8: Brevard high school football game previews

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Trinity Prep (4-3, 0-2) at Melbourne Central Catholic (6-0, 1-0)

6 p.m.

Last week: The Hustlers won at Montverde, 42-0, while Trinity Prep beat Highlands Christian, 45-9.

Notes: Class 3A, District 3 game. MCC, which debuted at No. 5 in the state 3A poll this week, beat the Saints last year, 28-7, and won the three before that as well. The Hustlers have scored at least 31 points in every game.

Astronaut (2-4, 0-2) at Palm Bay (5-1, 2-0)

7 p.m.

Last week: Both teams were off.

Notes: Class 5A, District 12 game. Last year, the Pirates beat the War Eagles, 29-0. Astronaut won at home the year before, 15-13, the last time Palm Bay lost to a Brevard opponent before this year’s Heritage game. War Eagles have lost four straight.

Cocoa (5-1, 1-0) at Space Coast (5-1, 2-0)

7 p.m.

Last week: The Tigers crushed Seabreeze, 62-21, while the Vipers cruised at Poinciana, 63-38.

Notes: Class 4A, District 5 game. Tigers, third in 4A, have won five in a row, and their scoring has increased with each win (14-31-47-55-62). Teams last played in 2010 in Port St. John, Tigers winning, 24-7. Cocoa is 6-0 against the Vipers, who got 4A poll votes this week.

Melbourne (4-2, 1-0) at Viera (6-1, 1-1)

7 p.m.

Last week: The Bulldogs won at Bayside, 28-7, and the Hawks came from behind to beat Port Orange Atlantic, 17-16.

Notes: Class 7A, District 12 game. Melbourne defeated the Hawks last year, 35-7, and lead the series, 6-0. This is Viera’s last regular-season home game and Melbourne’s last regular-season road game. The Bulldogs have not given up more than 14 in a game this year.

Merritt Island (6-0, 2-0) at Titusville (4-2, 0-2)

7 p.m.

Last week: Both teams were off.

Notes: Class 5A, District 12 game. The Terriers haven’t scored against the Mustangs since 2010 (Merritt Island, 38-6). Titusville last beat the Mustangs in 2003 (38-35), losing the nine since. Merritt Island remained fifth in the 5A state poll this week.

Rockledge (1-5, 1-1) at Satellite (3-3, 1-1)

7 p.m.

Last week: Rockledge lost at Treasure Coast, 17-14, while the Scorpions were off.

Notes: Class 5A, District 12 game. The Raiders won last year, 20-7. The Scorps last won in 2010 at McLarty Stadium, 20-9. Satellite’s last four games have been within a touchdown either way. Rockledge led in the third quarter last week.

Port St. Lucie (2-3, 2-1) at Bayside (5-1, 3-0)

7 p.m.

Last week: The Bears lost at home to Melbourne, 28-7. The Jaguars defeated Okeechobee, 24-8.

Notes: Class 6A, District 14 game. The Jaguars have losses to Palm Bay (30-6) and Heritage (51-7). Prior to last week, the Bears had scored at least 21 points every time out. Bayside is playing the last of three straight at home.

Martin County (2-4, 0-1) at Eau Gallie (4-2, 1-1)

7 p.m.

Last week: The Commodores won at Viera, 23-14. The Tigers were off.

Notes: Class 7A, District 12 game. The Commodores lost to Martin County 10-6 last season. The Tigers haven’t scored more than 14 points since their opener, a 29-27 win at South Fork.

Ocala Christian (2-4) at Merritt Island Christian (1-6)

7 p.m.

Last week: The Cougars picked up a win by forfeit when Calvary Christian canceled the rest of its season. The Crusaders won at Seven Rivers Christian, 46-0.

Notes: Ocala Christian is playing its fifth road game in seven weeks. The Crusaders have won two in a row. MIC has two remaining games before facing a Sunshine State Conference opponent to be named on Nov. 8.

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