VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

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Seabreeze too much for Titusvill

BY ANDREAS BUTLER
DAYTONA TIMES

Seabreeze donned black helmets on homecoming and routed Titusville high 59-14 at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach this past week.

Fired up Seabreeze players run onto the field for the game against Titusville. (PHOTOS BY Andreas Butler/Daytona Times)

“We’ve bounced back after two tough losses with two big wins. Hopefully we are moving towards how good we can be. We still got work to do. We did well despite all the distractions with homecoming,” said March Beach, Seabreeze’s head coach.

The game also was a homecoming for Titusville head coach Andy Price, who coached Warner for 13 seasons and led them to three straight title games.

“It’s felt fine being back, but I wanted to look better. We tried to run the ball and keep their offense off the field, but it didn’t work. I do like the fact that we didn’t quit,” said Price.

Trevaughn Rodriguez ran for 156 yards with two touchdowns while Charles Nelson ran for 105 yards with a touchdown and had a 26-yard receiving score for Seabreeze.

Seabreeze started the game with a bang when Justin Sampson returned the opening kickoff 77 yards for a score to lead 7-0.

“We expected a squib or short kick. That was a good start. We started with a bang two weeks in a row,” added Beach.

Connor Blair’s six yard touchdown pass to Jalen Hinson put Seabreeze up 14-0 in the opening quarter.

The Sandcrabs led 17-0 after Jordan Patch’s 37-yard field goal in the first quarter.

Seabreeze’s Tre Rodriguez (1) gets up after being tackled by Titusville defenders. Rodriguez ran for 156 yards and helped Seabreeze roll up 428 yards in their 59-14 homecoming win.

Blair threw a 38 yard bomb to Anthony Campanella to put Seabreeze up 24-0 in the second quarter.

Titusville scored on a 34-yard touchdown run from Myles Waters making it 24-7 in the second quarter.

The Terrriors wouldn’t score again until Josh Wayner threw a 55-yard touchdown pass to Tommy Cobb in the fourth quarter.

Blair finished with 67 yards passing with two touchdowns for the Sandcrabs.

Alex Martins ran for 86 yards to pace Titusville.

“Alex is just a sophomore. He can be a very good player. He had a good night. We have three running backs all dealing with injuries,” added Price.

Football roundup
Mainland was held to 143 total yards in a 20-0 loss to Sanford Seminole. Ronnie Moore had 164 total yards with three touchdowns and Newk Tillman threw for 277 for Seminole. Quinton Powell had two sacks with a fumble recovery for Mainland. The Buccaneers were 0-for-10 on third downs.

Shane Peludat threw for 203 yards with three touchdowns while Mike Colubiale had nine catches for 109 yards with two scores to led Spruce Creek to a 38-6 win over Deltona. Mark Stanford threw for 94 yards and ran for 21 with a score while Josh Franklin had 90 receiving yards for the Deltona Wolves. Josh Bennett added a touchdown run and Eugene McGirt a 77 yard touchdown catch for the Hawks.

Justin Bryant ran for 165 yards with four touchdowns to lead Father Lopez to an 81-0 route over Jacksonville Duval Charter. Boogie Mills added 103 yards rushing with three scores and Joe Boden ran for 86 yards with two scores for the Green Wave.

Other scores
Orlando Dr. Phillips-35, DeLand-18; Warner-56, Pine Ridge-0; Vero Beach St Edwards-47, Calvary-0; Trinity-28, Melbourne Holy Trinity-7; Ponte Verde-28, Flagler Palm Coast-17; Tampa Town-20, Halifax-7.

This week’s top games
Mainland (2-2, 0-0) at New Smyrna (4-0, 1-0): New Smyrna Beach is rested while Mainland is coming off a loss. It’s a big game in the area and district 9-6A. The Barracudas have been great.

Mainland has been up and down. This could be one of the best games all season.

Warner (4-1, 2-0) at Trinity (3-1, 2-0): Two of the area’s small schools battle it out. Warner has more talent and depth but Trinity’s Marquion Lane, a DeLand transfer, can light it up.

Flagler Palm Coast (3-2, 1-0) at Spruce Creek (2-3, 0-1): Two of the area’s largest schools square off in a district 1-8A matchup so both want a win. This should be a competitive game.

Deltona (0-5, 0-1) at Pine Ridge (0-5, 0-1): It’s the battle of Deltona as two schools are literally down the street from one another. It’s also a district 9-6A matchup. Both teams badly need a win.

Prep Sports Seven Football
1. New Smyrna (4-0), 2. Warner (4-1), 3. Atlantic (3-1), 4. Mainland (2-2), 5.University (3-1), 6. Flagler Palm Coast (3-2), tie 7. Trinity (3-1), Seabreeze (3-2). Others: Taylor (3-2), DeLand (2-3), Spruce Creek (2-3).

Previous ranking
1. New Smyrna, 2. Flagler Palm Coast, 3.Mainland, 4. Warner, 5. Atlantic, 6. University, 7. Trinity.

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