Seabreeze played its fourth non-district game against DeLand on Friday, Sept. 23 at Daytona Stadium. The Sandcrabs fell 44-20 to the Bulldogs in a game plagued with turnovers and injuries.
“We start district play with Deltona. I feel like we are the best 0-4 team in the state. We are battle tested and will be ready to compete with everyone on our schedule and playoffs. All of our goals are reachable—repeat district champions, winning record, playoff run.”
PAT BROWN, Seabreeze head football coach
Seabreeze fell to 0-4 playing an early-season schedule loaded with Class 4S schools which have a student population between 1,896 and 3,226.
Seabreeze is a Class 3S school with about 1,400 students.
“We start district play with Deltona,” Seabreeze coach Pat Brown said. “I feel like we are the best 0-4 team in the state. We are battle tested and will be ready to compete with everyone on our schedule and playoffs. All of our goals are reachable — repeat district champions, winning record, playoff run.”
It was senior night at the stadium. Principal Tucker Harris was on hand to honor the graduating seniors who participate in football, cheerleading, color guard, the Marching 100 and the Allied Health Program.
Brown was impressed with the level of athleticism two of his seniors displayed in the game. In his first game of the season, A.J. Washington went up against a very physical ground attack by DeLand. He had eight tackles, one tackle for loss and one sack.
Eli Campbell got the game rolling with a touchdown reception in the second quarter in his first game playing wide receiver. He went on to catch five passes for 156 yards. Defensively, he continued to dominate with 17 tackles, a tackle for a loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
Denali Campbell and Antonio Davis each scored a touchdown.
“Eli Campbell showed the area why he is the best all-around football player in Central Florida and one of the top in the state,” Brown said.