Merritt Island Mustangs prevail over Melbourne Bulldogs in final seconds

Blocked field goal leads to Mustangs win over Bulldogs 14-13


MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. – It came down to the final seconds Friday at Merritt Island High School after the Mustangs blocked Melbourne High School's last-second field goal. 

Merritt Island kept the ball on the ground most of the game. Running back Chris Mathias had a nice 9-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to give the Mustangs a 14-7 lead. 

But Melbourne answered quickly, throwing the ball nearly ever snap on the next drive. Quarterback Cooper Cristiano threw a 19-yard touchdown to wide receiver Kevin Grant but a missed extra point still gave Merritt Island a 14-13 advantage. 

Melbourne had a shot to win the game with 20 seconds left, but the Mustangs blocked a field goal, and went on to win 14-13.