Sidelines: Seabreeze takes down Atlantic, wins third game in last four tries

Also in Sidelines: Cocoa runs over Mainland, and Bucs volleyball downs Seabreeze in five-set tilt

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Seabreeze running back Zach McNeely runs with the ball in a game against Flagler Palm Coast. Photo by Ray Boone
Seabreeze running back Zach McNeely runs with the ball in a game against Flagler Palm Coast. Photo by Ray Boone
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Sandcrabs capture third win in last four games

The last time Seabreeze took the field prior to its game against Atlantic, the outcome was not pretty. The Sandcrabs were shutout 36-0 by the Flagler Palm Coast Bulldogs, turning the ball over five times in the process.

The night of Friday, Oct. 6, was a different story, however, as the Sandcrabs (3-4) defeated the Sharks 41-12 at Spruce Creek High School. It was the Sandcrabs' highest scoring game of the year and their third win in the last four tries.

The first electric play of the game came after Seabreeze had already scored a touchdown. Leading 7-6 in the second quarter, the Sandcrabs' Isaac Mott returned a punt 62 yards for a touchdown.

Seabreeze scored the rest of its points in the second half.

Following a fumble recovery in the third quarter, Sandcrabs running back De'Shaun Hugee threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Devonta Phillips to give the Sandcrabs a 33-6 lead in the fourth quarter.

Seabreeze will take on New Smyrna Beach, which is coming off of a 21-14 loss to Matanzas, from the Sandcrabs' homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m.

One step forward, two steps back: Mainland trounced by Cocoa

Once a traditional powerhouse in football, the Buccaneers (2-3) have struggled to find any positives so far this season. After picking up its second win of the year against Deltona on Sept. 29, Mainland was routed 21-7 by Cocoa in a road game on the night of Friday, Oct. 6. It was the Buccaneers' third loss in the their last four games.

Mainland didn't score a touchdown until the fourth quarter when Buccaneers quarterback Richard Kamara hit Nathaniel Dell a touchdown pass with 1:20 left in the game. The score cut Cocoa's lead to 21-7. Mainland attempted an onside kick on the next play, but Cocoa recovered, allowing them to run out the clock without surrendering the ball.

The Buccaneers gave up 167 total rushing yards, 87 of which belong to Cocoa's senior back Javian Hawkins, who also scored all three of the Tigers' touchdowns.

Up next, the Buccaneers travel to Palm Coast to face 4-1 Matanzas at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13.

Bucs volleyball takes down Seabreeze in five-set thriller

Despite 15 kills, 15 services points and four aces from the Sandcrabs' Malinda Messner, Mainland downed Seabreeze 3-2 on the night of Thursday, Oct. 5, at Seabreeze High School.

Mainland won the first two sets 25-16 and 25-20, respectively. The Sandcrabs won the next two sets with back-to-back scores of 25-23 before dropping the final set handily 15-10.




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