PALM BAY — D’Andre Edwards fought his way through a group of Sebastian River defenders and into the end zone as time was running out on another tough Bayside High loss.
The 12-play drive showed that the Bears were still fighting for every yard despite the Sharks dominating the first half and cruising to a 39-9 win on Friday night.
“We got some other guys some reps and worked on a few new plays, scored on a new goal line play we hadn’t really worked on much so kudos to our offensive coordinator for drawing up that goalline package,” Bayside High football coach Mike Nahl said.
The first half was all Sebastian River as they scored 32 points before a 39-yard field goal by Bayside’s Troy Sessoms with 1:08 left in the first half.
“Our defensive coordinator got after the defense about tackling, wrapping up,” Nahl said of the halftime speech. “We were in position to make a lot of plays, just didn’t finish tackles.”
Jalan Norris finished with three touchdowns and 85 yards for Sebastian River, who improved to 4-1 overall and 3-0 in District 14-6A.
But as lopsided as the final score was, Nahl was upbeat about the way his team bounced back.
“We are still on a learning curve, we changed the defense a couple of weeks back and they are doing great with it but the only errors are on tackling still. So just have to be better,” Nahl said.
Edwards finished with 60 yards and the touchdown in the game
The Bears are still looking for their first win of the season and will try to get it on the road next Friday, traveling to Okeechobee for another district game.
Sebastian River 39, Bayside 9
Sebastian River 12 20 0 7 — 39
Bayside 0 3 0 6 — 9
HOW THEY SCORED
SR — Jalan Norris 1 run (kick blocked), 6:48.
SR — Anthony Parks 15 run (run failed), 2:53.
SR — Jalan Norris 9 run (Andres Magana kick) 9:39.
SR — Durrell Simmons 53 Interception return (kick blocked), 8:18.
SR —Jalan Norris 16 run (Andres Magana kick), 4:18.
B — Troy Sessoms 39 FG, 1:08.
SR —Ray Mothershead 7 run (Andres Magana kick), 11:49.
B — D’Andre Edwards 4 run (kick failed), :25.
Rushing: SR — Jalan Norris 8-85, 3TD, Danuel Oscar 6-57, Anthony Parks 7-49, Durrell Simmons 2-42, Ray Mothershead 2-8, Mavric Pelletier 1-7; B — D’Andre Edwards 12-60, TD, Derrin Chandler 2-55, Sheridon Archer 3-29, Joel Dorjuste 8-12, Johnny Pret 1-2, Jordan McIlvain 1-(-11), Patric McNally 4-(-21). Passing: SR — Mavric Pelletier 6-12-1 96 yards; B — Patric McNally 7-21-2 67. Receiving: SR — Matthew Richard Fling 1-31, Ray Mothershead 2-30, Jeremy Cummings 1-20, Zac Jackson 1-16, Anthony Parks 1-(-1); B — John Saint-Vil 2-28, Troy Hilton 2-13, Joel Dorjuste 1-12, Jaylon Malcom 1-9, D’Andre Edwards 1-5.
Records: Sebastian River (4-1), Bayside (0-7).