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Fleming Island 42, Hudson 14; Melbourne Palm Bay 24, Wiregrass Ranch 13; St. John Lutheran 56, Hernando Christian 12

Fleming Island 42
Hudson 14

Visiting Hudson (3-3) knew it had its hands full with the No. 7 ranked team in Class 5A. Fleming Island (7-0) ran out to a 35-0 advantage going into halftime, but the Cobras battled back with touchdown runs from Zack Wynn and Dylan Luke to cut the lead to 21.

The Eagles proved too much to handle and added another score to balloon the lead to 28. Hudson amassed more than 400 total yards of offense.

"They are a very good team," Hudson coach Mark Nash said. "I thought our defense played very well and overall I thought we did good."

Melbourne Palm Bay 24
Wiregrass Ranch 13

Wiregrass Ranch almost pulled off another impressive road victory, but the Bulls were not able to cash in.

Wiregrass Ranch (4-2) trailed 12-7 at halftime and allowed another score in the fourth quarter to fall behind 18-7. The Bulls pulled to 18-13 on a touchdown pass from James Tringali to Will Ferguson. Then Yemi Adetutu's forced fumble gave Wiregrass a chance for the win, but Tringali was intercepted and the Pirates ran it back for a score to all but seal the victory for Palm Bay (6-1).

Bulls running back Josh Johnson finished with 117 yards on 20 attempts and one touchdown.

St. John Lutheran 56
Hernando Christian 12

Lions running back Jeremy Knight scored touchdowns in the second and third quarters, but it wasn't enough for host Hernando Christian.

The Lions (0-6) trailed 32-6 at the half and scored on their first drive of the second half, but it proved too little too late.

"We are a very young team and we knew they were going to be a tough team because of their schedule," Hernando Christian coach David Raley said.

Andy Villamarzo, Times correspondent

Fleming Island 42, Hudson 14; Melbourne Palm Bay 24, Wiregrass Ranch 13; St. John Lutheran 56, Hernando Christian 12 10/16/09 [Last modified: Friday, October 16, 2009 11:53pm]
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