WATCH REPLAY! Rockledge Raiders Hosts Cocoa Tigers in BBQ Bowl Action on Space Coast Daily TV
By Space Coast Daily // November 3, 2023
KICKOFF SET FOR 7 P.M. ON SPACE COAST DAILY TV
The 45th edition of the BBQ Bowl, featuring the Cocoa Tigers at Rockledge Raiders is one of the biggest Games of the Year on the Space Coast. Be sure to tune into Space Coast Daily TV to watch all the action live, with Friday Night Locker Room’s Steve Wilson and Orville Susong on the call!
WATCH ALL THE ACTION LIVE BEGINNING AT 6:45 P.M. FRIDAY
This is the third decade of high school sports coverage for the principals of Space Coast Daily and the Friday Night Locker Room – brought you again this year by Erdman Automotive, Health First and All Points.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Call it what you want; the BBQ Bowl, the biggest rivalry on the Space Coast (of course that’s up for debate), or simply – Cocoa vs Rockledge.
The Cocoa Tigers enter this matchup as defending State Champions with an 8-1 record on the season. The Rockledge Raiders on the other hand are 5-4 on the season.
Cocoa has won the last three BBQ bowls in a row and leads in the series overall with a 26-8 record between the two.
Quarterback Brady Hart of the Tigers has thrown for 2,443 yards, 30 TDs, and has thrown 8 interceptions. Offensively this unit is led by a strong offensive line group that all returned from last year’s State Championship team.
With the strong trench play upfront, the Cocoa offense has been balanced all season long with 4-star Ohio State commit WR Jayvan Boggs standing out among the rest with a record-breaking 17 touchdowns this season.
Defensively, the Tigers have been tasked with defending some of the most challenging programs up and down the state. The team has totaled 684 tackles and 41 sacks through 9 games.
Linebacker Dai’veon Parham and Linebacker Samadrae Hawkins are averaging over 10 tackles per game, three players with 2 interceptions on the season along with Defensive End Javion Hilson leading the team with 8 sacks this season.
Overall, when you think of a well-balanced football team in all three phases, look no further than the 2023 Cocoa Tigers.
The Rockledge Raiders will be challenged with a hard task Friday Night as they look to defend their home field against the defending State Champions.
Quarterback Traven Green has 11 touchdown passes on the season while young rising star ATH Jamarcus Giscombe leads the team with 10 total touchdowns.
As a team, the Raiders have a total of 1,844 yards of offense on the season.
UCF Knights commits ATH Jaylen Heyward and Linebacker DJ Mccormick lead the way on defense. Heyward has six interceptions and 98 total tackles on the season and Mccormick is averaging 10 tackles per game. Not exactly the numbers we were expecting to see but the all-around talent has been asked to do a lot more than catch the ball.
Rockledge has 481 total tackles and 21 sacks on the season heading into their final regular-season game.
The 45th BBQ Bowl has all the makings of a classic! It is a game a lot of people have been pointing to since the beginning of the season.
Both teams would like to carry a BBQ Bowl win with them as the playoffs begin. Which one will it be? If you can’t make it to the game, tune in to Space Coast Daily for the Friday Night Locker Room’s broadcast of the “Game of the Year” to find out!
This is the third decade of high school sports coverage for the principals of Space Coast Daily and the Friday Night Locker Room – brought you again this year by Erdman Automotive, Health First, and All Points.
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Be sure to tune into Space Coast Daily TV to catch all the Cocoa at Rockledge. Other games that can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV include Viera at Merritt Island and Melbourne at Eau Gallie.
The Space Coast Daily – Friday Night Locker Room principals and the broadcast team have more than 100 years of experience covering youth and high school sports in Brevard County and this season’s coverage on Space Coast Daily TV will once again feature a dynamic broadcaster lineup.
Space Coast Sports Hall of Famers Steve Wilson and Orville Susong of the Friday Night Locker Room will once again bring you all the live action from the broadcast booth.
In addition, Tom Palermo, Jim Palermo, Giles Malone, Zach Clark, Juan Rodriguez, Ron Lighthall, Terry Spain, Matt O’Hern, Michael Malone, Gavin Keith, Brian Dillon, will anchor or produce play-by-play broadcasts this season.
Don’t miss these live sports broadcasts, featuring cutting-edge coverage on the streaming Space Coast Daily TV, along with player interviews, replays, highlights, pre-game and post-game analysis, and much more!
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