With the loss to the Bulldogs, Seabreeze concluded the regular season with a 5-5 record.
Seabreeze’s 2019 football season officially came to a close after the Sandcrabs were defeated by DeLand 38-3 the night of Friday, Nov. 1, at Spec Martin Municipal Stadium.
The Sandcrabs faced arguably the best team in the area Friday night, but Seabreeze never gave up, according to Sandcrabs head coach Pat Brown.
“We knew this was going to be a tough game,” Brown said. “We know DeLand’s defense has some grown men on it, so we had our work cut out for us.”
The Sandcrabs fell behind 17-0 after the first half but managed to come away with some stops on defense and scraped together a few first downs on offense, including two trips to the red zone.
“I feel like the guys came out fighting from the beginning and continued to fight throughout the game,” Brown said. “They didn’t lay down.”
The Sandcrabs finished with a 5-5 record in the first season under Brown. The Sandcrabs, coming off a 1-9 record a year ago, hadn’t won more than four games in a season since 2013 (a seven-win season).
“It’s great for the program and it’s great for the seniors to be able to go out as winners,” Brown said. “They were a part of this turnaround. I love them and appreciate them for trusting me with their last year in this program.”
He added: “When we do complete the turnaround, they’re going to be a part of the legacy that started this thing.”