Viera 52, Melbourne 16
At Viera High, the Hawks had to fight off an early Melbourne challenge but pulled away in the second half. Travis Jones caught touchdown passes from Tim Demorat of 80 and 55 yards.
Melbourne’s Nick Nescio threw a pair of his own touchdown passes, but after his 24-yarder to Cory Vincitore cut the Viera lead to 21-16 late in the second quarter, the Hawks took over. Viera scored 31 unanswered points from there.
It was the District 6-7A opener for both teams. The Hawks now share the district lead at 1-0 with Martin County, which defeated South Fork, 24-21. Viera improved to 4-2 overall.
Carl Kotala, for FLORIDA TODAY
Week 6: Viera 52, Melbourne 16
Merritt Island 44, Satellite 8
In Satellite Beach, Sean Diggs scored three touchdowns on the ground in a big District 14-5A win for the Mustangs, who have won three games in a row after starting 1-2.
In a game delayed 2 1/2 hours by lightning, Diggs scored on runs of 1, 33 and 2 yards, the last coming after a punt snap went high, late in the second period. Deben Peterson also scored on a 58-yard run, while Mason Denaburg kicked a pair of field goals and added his own 4-yard run.
Merritt Island and Satellite both head into their bye weeks.
– John Janokaitis, for FLORIDA TODAY
Week 6: Merritt Island 44, Satellite 8
Palm Bay 39, Titusville 6
The Pirates and Terriers were close at halftime in a crucial 14-5A game, but Palm Bay, the No. 5 team in Class 5A, took control after intermission. Midway through the third period, a 3-yard Ken McKay touchdown and a 50-yarder by B.J. Daniels made it 26-6.
In the fourth, McKay added a 48-yard score on the ground, and Stuart Brown connected with Dez Arthur on a 6-yard touchdown pass.
The game was delayed more than two hours by weather.
– Chris Bonanno, FLORIDA TODAY
Week 6: Palm Bay 39, Titusville 6
Eau Gallie 68, Bayside 21
Photo gallery: Football: Eau Gallie at Bayside, week 6
The Commodores scored 48 points in the second and third quarters to pull away from the Bears at Bayside.
Eau Gallie, which will host Holy Trinity in a non-district game next week, improved to 1-1 in District 14-6A play and 3-2 overall.
– Rebekah Duntz, for FLORIDA TODAY
Week 6: Eau Gallie 62, Bayside 21
Okeechobee 7, Heritage 6
The Panthers clung to a 6-0 lead through most of this game, but a late Brahmans touchdown dropped Heritage to 1-1 in District 14-6A. A blocked extra point attempt made the difference in the final score.
Nathan Etienne caught a 32-yard pass from Matt Allaire for the only Panthers touchdown, which came in the first quarter.
Okeechobbe scored in the final minute, and their extra point propelled them to victory.
Week 6: Okeechobee 7, Heritage 6
Rockledge at Space Coast, postponed
The Raiders-Vipers game was postponed due to lightning. The two District 14-5A teams will meet on Monday at 7 p.m.
Holy Trinity 61, Deltona Trinity Christian 38
Ninth-grader La Anthony Valentine had a big night in a Tigers blowout of a non-district opponent. Valentine opened the game with at 25-yard scoring run and went on to add touchdown runs of 15, 32 and 89 yards.
Jashaun Corbin made his own splash, running for a 45-yard touchdown midway through the second period.
Holy Trinity improved to 3-1 and will play at Eau Gallie next week.
– Brendan McCarthy, for FLORIDA TODAY
Week 6: Holy Trinity 61, Trinity Christian 38
Jones 55, Astronaut 22
Astronaut led this game 2-0 after one quarter but gave up 48 points between the second and third quarters as Jones rolled.
Quadry Jones threw for four TD passes for the Fightin’ Tigers.
Despite the large number of points, Astronaut;s offense had some bright moments, including the safety and a 10-yard INT return for a TD.
– John Shipley, for FLORIDA TODAY
Orlando Faith Christian 41, Merritt Island Christian 7
The Cougars dropped to 0-4 and will return home to play Halifax Academy of Ormond Beach for homecoming next week.
Tim Whatley scored the lone MIC touchdown on a 15-yard pass from Alec Armstrong.
The team showed heart, scoring its only touchdown while trailing 41-0.
Week 6: Faith Christian 41, Merritt Island Christian 7
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