15th consecutive state semifinal appearance
ABOVE VIDEO: Cocoa Tigers head coach Ryan Schneider speaks ahead of their class 4A state semi-final matchup against Bolles on Friday.
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Cocoa Tigers football head coach Ryan Schneider speaks with Space Coast Daily’s Juan Rodriguez ahead of Friday’s Class 4A state semi-final matchup against Bolles High School.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
The Tigers are coming a 54-21 regional playoff win last week against The Villages Charter High School.
Senior quarterback Davin Wydner had arguably his most efficient game as a Tiger, throwing for 292 yards, 3 touchdowns, and only one incompletion.
Running back O.J. Ross lit up the field as usual with a remarkable 158 rushing yards, 3 touchdowns on just 9 carries.
The Tiger’s “Darkside defense” made their presence known against the Villages Charter. The defense totaled 55 tackles and got to the quarterback 5 times.
Cocoa’s been perfect this season when it comes to defending home field with a 5-0 record at Dick Blake Stadium.
This marks the 15 consecutive state semifinal appearance and fourth meeting against Bolles all-time. Friday’s match will be the first time Bolles comes to Cocoa in the four times they’ve played.
The Tigers look to make a State Championship berth on Friday night for the first time since 2018.
In action across the Indian River at the O-Dome, the Merritt Island Mustangs will host the Class 5A State Semifinal playoff game on Friday versus the Sebring Blue Streaks, which can be seen Live on Space Coast Daily TV.
Space Coast Sports Hall of Famers Steve Wilson and Orville Susong of the Friday Night Locker Room will once again bring you all the live action from the broadcast booth.
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