The Seabreeze Sandcrabs won their third consecutive football game and the girls gross county team finished second at a meet. Plus, full youth football coverage.
BY THE OBSERVER STAFF
Seabreeze Sandcrabs win third consecutive game
For the third straight week, the Seabreeze Sandcrabs cruised to a win Oct. 5, at Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium.
The most recent team to fall victim to the quick strike offense and smothering defense was the South Lake Eagles (3-3), who were overmatched in the 52-0 Seabreeze (4-2) win.
The Sandcrabs forced six turnovers in the game, five of which came in the first half and preceded Seabreeze touchdown drives.
Mason James had an interception and also scored when he picked up a bad snap on a South Lake punt and ran it into the end zone.
Connor Blair, Trey Rodriguez and Charles Nelson scored touchdowns, as the offense moved the ball with ease.
Ormond Beach Sandcrabs go 3-1-2 against Deltona Panthers
The Ormond Beach Tiny Mites are halfway through their season. In a game against the Deltona Panthers, running back Luke Lanton led the way on offense, and Preston Crawford had several sacks for the defense.
The Mitey Mites tied the Panthers in a game all about defense. Sam Rizzo, Mike Jones, Jonathon Campbell, Destin Kennedy and the rest of the Sandcrab defense gave up only six points. Frankie DeAngelis scored the only Sandcrab touchdown with 20-yard run.
The defensive efforts of Blake Tocci, Luci DaSylvia and Theodore Lockley helped the Junior Pee Wee team win a close 28-25 game. Cameron Orie’s 25-yard touchdown run was the first Sandcrab touchdown of the game, followed by scores from Marvin Scott, Ryan Utter and Jadyn Nirschl.
Chase Donahue and Cameron Tocci each had eight tackles in the Pee Wee loss to Deltona. Zach McNeely and Elijah Brown ran the ball effectively for the Sandcrabs.
The Junior Midget team improved to 6-1 with a 45-6 win. Riley Oldham ran for a touchdown and threw for scores to Breonn Stauffer-McCormick and Jacob Wagers, as the Sandcrabs jumped out to a 24-0 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.
The Midget team shut out Deltona, 40-0, in a team effort and eagerly awaits the game Oct. 13, against rival Daytona Beach.
Pride Tiny Mites win in 6 OTs
The Ormond Beach Pride and the Williston Raiders were tied 18-18 after regulation time. The two teams battled through six overtime sessions, but the Pride were able to score last and win, 54-48, as Elijah Denson ran in the game-winning touchdown.
The JV game was canceled due to weather.
Seabreeze girls cross country finishes second at meet
The Seabreeze girls cross country team finished in second place at the Oct. 6 University Invitational Meet.
Freshman Elizabeth Murray (20:40) finished first, and sophomore Josie Gray (20:55) finished in third place overall.
Sarah Myers, Lea Rugerio-Cain, Catherine Baker, Forever Young and Kendall Hawthorne all had personal-best times, while the JV team finished in third place among its competition.
Green Wave football, volleyball win
The Father Lopez Green Wave beat St. John’s Lutheran 48-6, Oct. 5, for the team's second win of the season. The Green Wave plays Trinity Christian Oct. 12, in Deltona.
The Green Wave varsity volleyball team beat Duval Charter Oct. 3, and the JV team went 1-3 in the Pine Ridge JV Tournament.
The boys cross country team finished fourth, and the girls team finished third Oct. 3, in a meet at Trinity Prep.