Cocoa advances to state playoffs; MCC eliminated
COCOA — Cocoa defeated (Bushnell) South Sumter 34-14 to advance in the Florida High School Athletic Association’s Class 2S, Region 3 final on Friday night. The Tigers were pushed in a way they had not been in the first two weeks of the playoffs as CHS trailed at halftime 14-12.
South Sumter High Football Faces Cocoa in Regional Final Rematch
In a highly anticipated Regional Final showdown, the South Sumter High Raider football team is poised to face off against the Cocoa Tigers, marking a rematch of last year’s contest. While the Raiders aim to avenge their 35-7 loss from the previous year, Cocoa is no stranger to the pressure, having battled through an overtime thriller in the State Championship against Florida State University High School, ultimately winning 38-31 in overtime last year. Cocoa is trying to get back to the state championship but the Radiers now stand in their way.
FHSAA regional finals: Cocoa, Melbourne Central Catholic at home Friday
Two teams from the Brevard County high school football community remain in competition for FHSAA state championships. Cocoa and Melbourne Central Catholic play at 7:30 p.m, Friday, and the winners will be just one more game away from state finals. The Tigers, last year's FHSAA Class 2S champions, host South...
Recruiting: Cocoa WR Boggs vs. South Sumter DB Johnson among top matchups to watch
Two of the state’s top junior recruits likely will see a lot of each on Friday night when South Sumter travels to Cocoa for the Region 3-2S championship game. The centerpiece of the Tigers potent receiving core is wide receiver Jayvan Boggs. The 6-foot-1, 191-pound Ohio State commit emerged as one of the state’s best after back-to-back standout performances against Venice and St. Thomas Aquinas early in the season.
Brevard commissioners to consider recommended tourism grants for sports, major events
Eight sports events — including the junior college national women's golf championships ― have been recommended for Brevard County tourism sports grants. Additionally, three other events are in line for tourism major events grants, which can go to festivals and other events that attract at least 25,000 people to the Space Coast.
Back from the ledge: Mainland rallies past Rockledge 22-14 to advance to regional final
Coach Travis Roland's son Paxton (left) joins arms with Mainland players as they prepare to face Rockledge in their second FHSAA playoff game at the Daytona Stadium. Photo by Michele Meyers. Mainland team captains - Ramon McCollough Jr. (66), Christian Hudson (55), Jerard Bell (52), Emmanuel Y'Israel (8). Photo by...
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Cocoa’s defense held Dunnellon scoreless as the teams faced off in Class 2S regional semifinal action on Friday night. Julian Leek/For Hometown News.
Cocoa peaking, MIC closes strong in playoff football
Consider the task of a Cocoa High football opponent in the drive toward the FHSAA Class 2S state championship. The job of beating the Tigers isn't impossible. Remaining teams South Sumter, Bishop Verot, Bradford and Florida High all have motives for wanting to take Cocoa down a notch. Each has felt the pain of a postseason loss to the Tigers, some repeatedly.
Cocoa shuts out Dunnellon 35-0; next stop is Class 2S playoffs Friday
COCOA — Cocoa continued its quest toward back-to-back high school football state championships on Friday night as it dispatched Dunnellon by a 35-0 score in the Florida High School Athletic Association Class 2S regional semifinal matchup. Cocoa (11-1) took the opening kickoff and took the lead as Latrison Lane...
Florida Tech Panthers Women’s Basketball Cruises Past UPR-Rio Piedras to Capture Third Straight Win
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE – The Florida Tech women’s basketball team cruises to their third straight victory with a 94-50 win over UPR-Rio Piedras. Emily Acampora led Florida Tech in scoring with 22 points, going 8-15 from the field, 4-8 from beyond the arc, and 2-2 at the line. She also added four rebounds, two assists, and one steal.
Season wrap-up: A look at Eau Gallie, Holy Trinity, Titusville, Rockledge football seasons
The seasons of Eau Gallie, Titusville, Rockledge and Holy Trinity each ended in the FHSAA state football playoffs this past Friday. And while these teams' seasons may be over, each program had memorable runs. Here's a breakdown of each team and why they should be pleased with what they accomplished: Eau Gallie ...
Football, coaching part of the fabric of Titusville mayor Dan Diesel and family
Dan Diesel was 15 years old, working with a summer softball team, when the idea of coaching as a profession came to him. "I remember the feeling on the bus with those kids, and how much it meant to them to be on a team, how much it meant that I was there to help coach them," he said, describing it as an "electric jolt" that shaped his future. “I don’t think there is any other position...
Cocoa Tigers, MCC Hustlers Prepare for Regional Final Home Playoff Matchups on Black Friday
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Cocoa Tigers and MCC Hustlers are the last remaining schools in Brevard County competing in the FHSAA playoffs. Both squads are preparing for their home playoff games on Black Friday in the FHSAA Regional Finals for Class 1S (MCC) and Class 2S (Cocoa). For...