Mainland heads to the playoffs after loss; Seabreeze ends season with a win; FPC falls to DeLand in a shootout

The Bucs will host Satellite in a first-round playoff game on Nov. 10; Seabreeze missed the playoffs by one spot.

Seabreeze quarterback Hayden Hayes (2) scrambles out of the pocket in a game against Satellite on Oct. 6. File photo by Michele Meyers
Seabreeze quarterback Hayden Hayes (2) scrambles out of the pocket in a game against Satellite on Oct. 6. File photo by Michele Meyers
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Lake Mary’s 33-0 drubbing of Mainland in the final game of the regular season did not do any damage to the Bucs’ playoff seeding.

Mainland finished the season at 9-1 after their loss to the Rams (9-1) on Nov. 3 at Daytona Stadium.

The Bucs retained the No. 1 seed in Region 3-3S and will host No. 8 Satellite (5-5) in a regional quarterfinal at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10.

With a win, Mainland would host either Jensen Beach or Rockledge on Nov. 17.

Seabreeze 21, North Marion 19 

Seabreeze missed the playoffs by one spot, finishing ninth in the Region 3-3S rankings. The Sandcrabs ended their season at 4-6 with a 21-19 victory against North Marion on Nov. 2 at Daytona Stadium.

“I’m proud of my boys,” said Lester Davis, Seabreeze’s first-year coach. “They’ve been fighting the whole season. You look back and there were a couple of games that slipped away that we could have won.”

Hayden Hayes threw touchdown passes to Denali Campbell and Tyrone Cordare and ran for another against North Marion (1-9).

The Colts jumped out to a 13-0 first-quarter lead on a short touchdown run and a pick-6. Three Seabreeze penalties kept North Marion’s first touchdown drive alive.

“Our defense pretty much shut them down the rest of the game,” Davis said.

The Sandcrabs trailed 13-7 at the half after Campbell’s touchdown reception put Seabreeze on the board. Cordare’s 15-yard touchdown catch and Hayes’ 20-yard keeper put Seabreeze ahead 21-13 in the third quarter.

The Colts, however, blocked a field goal attempt that would have given the Sandcrabs a little breathing room and then scored a touchdown with less than a minute remaining after a long pass put them on the 3-yard line.

But Seabreeze stopped the Colts’ 2-point conversion attempt to secure the victory.

“We had a lot of penalties, but we went out with a win, and we have something to build on,” Davis said.

DeLand 58, FPC 23

Flagler Palm Coast was in the game after Caden Gonzalez fired a 27-yard touchdown pass to Cody Newton with just over 30 seconds left in the first half. Gonzalez’s 2-point conversion pass to a wide-open Mikhail Zysek pulled the Bulldogs to within a score against DeLand at 23-15.

But DeLand quarterback T.J. Moore ran 50 yards for a score on first down of the ensuing possession. FPC opened the second half with an onside kick that backfired as Josh Bradshaw picked up the ball at the FPC 48-yard line and ran untouched to the end zone to put the visiting Bulldogs ahead 37-15. DeLand (8-2) scored two more touchdowns in the third quarter on the way to its 58-23 victory.

Jordan Gales caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from Gonzalez and followed with a catch for the 2-point conversion in the fourth quarter.

FPC finished its first season under coach Daniel Fish with a 3-7 record against an extremely tough schedule. Eight of the Bulldogs’ opponents have winning records and are headed to the playoffs.

The Bulldogs return most of their defensive starters, led by defensive end Colby Cronk, a 3-star college recruit. Running back Marcus Mitchell will try to break the Bulldogs’ career rushing record next season. Leading receiver Mikhail Zysek and tight end Roman Caliendo will also be back.



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