Ridge Stewart wins athlete of the month; the Ormond Beach Sandcrabs close their regular season; Seabreeze swimming takes second and fourth; and a look at some Seabreeze football stats.
BY THE OBSERVER STAFF
Ridge Stewart named player of the month
Seabreeze offensive lineman Ridge Stewart was named the Ormond Beach Lions Club student-athlete of the month for October. Stewart was given the award by President Lion Jacquie Tripp for his “academic excellence and athletic achievement.”
Stewart not only starts for the Sandcrabs, but he also plays first-chair cello in the school orchestra and is an aspiring NASA engineer.
Sandcrabs wrap up regular season football
The Mitey Mite team ended its season with an 8-0 win over the Flagler Falcons. Running back Dylan Allison scored the game’s only touchdown and the defense, led by Jacob Labonte, Grant Schwartz, Kyle Muffelletto and Sam Rizzo, pitched a shutout. The Mitey Mites will host the Mitey Mite Bowl Nov. 3, with 10-14 teams playing at the Ormond Beach Sports Complex.
The Junior Pee Wee team lost, 12-7, to Flagler. The Sandcrabs’ offense came from running back Marvin Scott and his offensive linemen, Jacob Beach, Zachary Sutton, Patton Dickens and Dalson Porter.
Seabreeze swimming takes second, fourth at regionals
The Seabreeze girls and boys swimming teams finished second and fourth, respectively, at the district swimming and diving meet.
Sophomore Marlena Pigliacampi won two individual events — the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly — and was also part of two relay wins — 200 and 400 freestyle.
Mackenzie McNamara, a junior, finished first in the the 200 individual medley and finished fifth in the 100 freestyle.
Senior Brandon Cavanaugh won the 200 freestyle.
Seabreeze football, by the numbers
Through the first nine games of the season, junior Trey Rodriguez lead the Sandcrabs in rushing, with 805 total yards and 10 rushing touchdowns on 100 carries. Charles Nelson, also a junior, is the team’s second leading rusher, with 302 yards and five touchdowns on 38 carries.
Quarterback Connor Blair, who has 56 rushes for 107 yards and two touchdowns, has thrown for 1,318 yards, 16 touchdowns and three interceptions, while completing 90 of 142 pass attempts.
Six of Blair’s receivers have caught at least 10 passes for 100 yards on the season. Nelson is the leading receiver, with 22 catches for 357 yards and two touchdowns. Anthony Campanella leads the team in receiving touchdowns, five, to go along with his 12 receptions for 262 yards.
Justin Simpson is averaging 38.8 yards per kickoff return, and brought one back for a touchdown.