The Cocoa Tigers dominated the third quarter, but three possessions in the red zone led to just three points and Raines took advantage in the fourth quarter to beat the Tigers 27-13.
- Cocoa fell to Raines in the Class 4A Championship Game for the second straight year
- The Tigers went into the red zone three times in the third quarter, but scored only three points
- Diego Arroyo threw for 264 yards in the game
The Vikings defeated Cocoa in the 4A Championship Game for the second straight season, becoming the first Jacksonville public school to win back-to-back state titles in FHSAA history.
Raines took a 14-0 in the first half on TD runs from seniors Brandon Marshall and Jamond Handy.
Cocoa rallied behind the arm of Diego Arroyo (264 pass yards for the game), who set the single-season pass yards record this season for the Tigers. A long pass to Willie Gaines down the sideline set up a shovel pass to junior standout Caziah Holmes to get Cocoa on the board.
Two second-half field goals from Alex Petruzzello brought the Tigers to within one, before the Raines offense regained their rhythm.
Barron Coates connected with Marshall for a 74-yd TD to put the Vikings up by eight. Marshall, Raines' all-time leading rusher, finished with 58 rushing yards and 77 receiving yards.
A 66-yard interception return for a TD by Trayvon Hobbs provided the final score, and Raines secured their third state title in program history.
Cocoa reached the championship game for the third consecutive year, but fell to 4-2 all-time in title games.