Kickoff is 7:00 p.m. on Space Coast Daily TV
ABOVE VIDEO: SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Looking for something to do tonight, how about Saturday Night Football as the 8-1-1 Space Coast Tar Heels begin their quest for an FCFL Championship as they host the 5-5 Central Florida Bulls in round one of the playoffs. Space Coast Daily’s Alan Zlotorzynski spoke with team owner and center Roger Lewis this week about owning a minor league football team and tonight’s game.
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA, – The Space Coast Tarheels finished the 2019 regular season with an 8-1 record and will host the Central Florida Bulls at Astronaut High School tonight at 7:00 p.m.
Led by head coach Mark Lucas, the Tarheels recently defeated the Bulls 30-14 back on April 6 in Tampa but team owner and center Roger Lewis says, the Bulls are a good fundamental team that will come ready to play.”
The Tarheels are led by their defense. Coordinator David Dye relies on a combination of speed and scheme to stop opposing offenses. Space Coast is forcing nearly four turnovers per game this season.
Outside linebacker Demitrius Dees leads the team with 26 tackles but the secondary is as good as any in the league as they have forced opposing signal callers into 10 interceptions this season.
On offense, the Tarheels will likely go with playmaker Rick Rivers at quarterback bringing in Cam Stroud for a different type of look every so often.
The Tarheels offense suffered a major blow three weeks back when QB Matt Parsons was declared ineligible after a mistake by an arena league franchise forced the league’s hand. Parson was leading the FCFL with 20 touchdown passes at the time of his departure.
The team and leagues leading wide receiver, Jimmy Kelly signed an arena league contract and is no longer on the team.
The Tar Heels play their home games at Astronaut High School and are members in the Florida Champions Football League. The FCFL is a non-profit organization of 18 adult amateur American minor league football teams that play in the sunshine state.
The quality of football is good and the players play for the love of the game. The Tar Heels need your support tonight and Saturday night football is a good way to spend an evening in Brevard County.
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