PHOTO GALLERY: Cocoa Tigers Crush University Sharks 49-14 In State Semifinal

By  //  November 25, 2017

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Third Straight Win For Cocoa

Cocoa QB Bradley Cantrell leads the Tigers to the 2017 Class 4A State Championship. Cocoa Tigers win 49-14 Friday night. (Colin Ziemer, SCD Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – The Cocoa Tigers (11-1) advanced to the Class 4A State Championship after a 49-14 win over University (10-2) Friday night from Cocoa Tigers Stadium.

The Tigers will look to defend their Class 4A State Title when they take on Raines Vikings (Jacksonville) December 7. Kickoff set for 7 p.m. from Orlando’s Camping World Stadium.

Raines Vikings (12-1) beat Bradford in their State Semifinal game 53-13.

Should Cocoa win the Class 4A State Title it would be Cocoa’s fifth State Championship under head coach John Wilkinson.

PHOTO GALLERY

Images by Colin Ziemer/ Space Coast Daily

Tri-Marea Charles carries the rock against University. Cocoa Tigers win 49-14 Friday night. (Colin Ziemer, SCD Image)

Cocoa RB Willie Gaines continued his remarkable stretch Friday night in the playoffs as Cocoa looks to repeat as State Champs. Cocoa Tigers win 49-14 Friday night. (Colin Ziemer, SCD Image)

Cocoa WR Rashean Lynn tip toes along the sideline against University. Cocoa Tigers win 49-14 Friday night. (Colin Ziemer, SCD Image)

Cocoa RB Jacquez Glasco runs past a University defender. Cocoa Tigers win 49-14 Friday night. (Colin Ziemer, SCD Image)

Cocoa Kicker Alex Petruzello tacks on a field toward the end of the 2nd quarter. Cocoa Tigers win 49-14 Friday night. (Colin Ziemer, SCD Image)

Cocoa DL Dajavon White, only a freshman, wreaked havoc in the trenches against University. Cocoa Tigers win 49-14 Friday night. (Colin Ziemer, SCD Image)

Cocoa RB Willie Gaines on a punt return against University. Cocoa Tigers win 49-14 Friday night. (Colin Ziemer, SCD Image)

Cocoa RB Willie Gaines eludes a University defender. Cocoa Tigers win 49-14 Friday night. (Colin Ziemer, SCD Image)

Cocoa QB Bradley CAntrell utilized his feet when needed as Cocoa marches to the Class 4A State Championship. Cocoa Tigers win 49-14 Friday night. (Colin Ziemer, SCD Image)

Cocoa OL Zachary Brasher lifts up his QB Bradley Cantrell after running in a touchdown against University. Cocoa Tigers win 49-14 Friday night. (Colin Ziemer, SCD Image)

Cocoa Tigers will now face Raines Vikings December 7 from Orlando’s Camping World Stadium. Cocoa Tigers win 49-14 Friday night. (Colin Ziemer, SCD Image)

Cocoa looks for one more win to earn back-to-back state championships on December 7. Cocoa Tigers win 49-14 Friday night. (Colin Ziemer, SCD Image)

Cocoa LB Andreal Curry and DL Howard Stewart flex their way to victory Friday night. Cocoa Tigers win 49-14 Friday night. (Colin Ziemer, SCD Image)

Cocoa players gather after beating University 49-14. (Colin Ziemer, SCD Image)

Cocoa head coach John Wilkinson addresses his team after beating University in the Class 4A State Semifinal. (Colin Zimer, SCD Image)


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