Cocoa Tigers, MCC Hustlers Prepare for Regional Final Home Playoff Matchups on Black Friday

By  //  November 24, 2023

Both games kickoff at 7:30 p.m. ET

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Cocoa Tigers and MCC Hustlers are the last remaining schools in Brevard County competing in the FHSAA playoffs.

Both squads are preparing for their home playoff games on Black Friday in the FHSAA Regional Finals for Class 1S (MCC) and Class 2S (Cocoa).

For Cocoa (11-1), the Tigers are riding a 9-game win streak after defeating Dunnellon 35-0 in the Regional Quarterfinal last Friday.

The Tigers, the No. 4 rated high school team in Florida by MaxPreps, has outscored their last three opponents 115-7.

Cocoa has been led by sophomore QB Brady Hart who has 3,034 passing yards, 36 touchdowns and 7 interceptions on the year.

Wide receiver Jayvan Boggs (Ohio State commit) has had a remarkable year with 70 receptions, 1,191 receiving yards and a whopping 20 touchdowns.

Defensively, the Tigers are led by leading tackler Samadrae Hawkins who has 115 total tackles, 74 solo and 16 tackles for loss.

The Tigers will face off against South Sumter (11-1) this Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Cocoa.

For MCC (9-2), the Hustlers have won their last 7-games with their last loss coming on Sept. 15 at Viera (53-7). MCC defeated Halifax Academy 37-0 last Friday.

If the Hustlers win, they would play the winner of North Florida Christian vs St. John Paul II in the State Semifinal.

The Hustlers have been led by freshman QB Joseph Allen who has had an impressive season with 1,747 passing yards, 23 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.

Defensively, the Hustlers are led by senior defensive back Brian Oesterle who leads the team in tackles (77).

MCC will face off against Trinity Catholic (4-7) this Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Melbourne.