Minutemen Repeat As Sunshine Cup Champions

By  //  May 31, 2012

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Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School has won a second straight FHSAA Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup All-Sports Awards title. (Image courtesy Brevard Public Schools)

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – The Cocoa Beach Minutemen claimed the overall 2011-12 FHSAA Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup All-Sports Awards point standings for play in the Florida High School Athletic Association.

Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School repeated as champion, this time in the Class 4A public school category with 345 points, just 34 points better than Jones (Orlando).

Leading the way in securing the victory was Cocoa Beach’s girls’ sports teams that finished first among all Class 4A schools with 345 points.

For the 2011-12 school year, the 695 member senior high schools have been divided into eight classifications for administrative purposes based on the enrollments submitted to the FHSAA Office in October 2010, which were used to discern the classifications as they are drawn up now.

In accordance with a Board mandate at its November 2002 meeting, Classes 2A, 3A and 4A are further subdivided into public and private categories. An all-sports award will be presented in each of these 10 categories in overall, girls and boys divisions at the conclusion of the 2011-12 school year.

Points are awarded a school based on its finish in FHSAA State Series competition in each sport in the classification in which it has been assigned to compete.

The top 16 places are scored. In bracket sports, points are awarded as follows: 100 for the state champion, 90 for the state runner-up, 83 for the state semifinalists, 60 for 5 to 8th places, and 25 for 9 to16th places. In non-bracket sports, points are awarded as follows: 100, 90, 85, 80, 70, 63, 56, 49, 38, 34, 30, 26, 22, 18, 14, 10.

Schools get a 5-point bonus for winning a district or regional championship and points are deducted for unsporting conduct

Cocoa Beach will be honored by the FHASAA for its achievement during the 2012-13 school year.

Tim Cool is Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School’s principal.