WATCH: NFL’s C.J. Gardner-Johnson Makes Donation Towards Cocoa Tigers State Championship Rings
By Space Coast Daily // April 30, 2023
this marks Cocoa High School’s fifth state championship in school history
We would like to thank @CGJXXIII for his generous donation to secure the state championship rings for @CocoaFootball Once a Tiger—Always a Tiger @javion_hilson @tremain_wells @SmithXay pic.twitter.com/Pjr9yuYSIh
— Cocoa Track (@Cocoa_Track) April 28, 2023
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Space Coast Sports Hall of Famer C.J. Garnder-Johnson makes a generous donation towards the Cocoa Tigers State Championship rings.
Cocoa High School was looking to reach a goal of $18,000 to purchase rings for the players and staff members that were a part of the Tigers championship.
The Tigers claimed their 5th state title in school history after defeating the Florida State University High School Seminoles in overtime 38-31 at the 2022 FHSAA Class 2S State Championship at Gene Cox Stadium in Tallahassee.
The back-and-forth matchup lived up to the hype of a state championship game with consistent scoring, numerous lead changes, and an overtime shootout.
Cocoa’s scoring came in a variety of ways. Quarterback Blake Boda and receivers Day Day Farmer and CJ Bragg each had a touchdown. Senior cornerback Caleb Dobbs came up with a game-changing pick-6 in the second half.
Cocoa Head Coach Ryan Schneider won his first state championship as head coach of the Tigers.
This becomes Cocoa High School’s fifth state championship in school history and the first since 2016.
The Tigers were able to redeem themselves this season after falling short during last year’s title run.
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