With the 2022 high school football season here we are previewing the Top 25 teams in our Florida Top 25 rankings that we have already debuted on Varsity Sports Network’s Florida Gridiron Report last week. Rankings for the Florida Top 25 will be updated each Wednesday night on the Florida Gridiron Report and on FloridaHSFootball.com along with all classification rankings.

NO. 11 COCOA TIGERS

Head Coach: Ryan Schneider, 5th year

Classification & District: 2S-12

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2021 Record: 11-2

Key Athletes: S Cedrick Hawkins, Sr; S Caleb Dobbs, Sr; QB Blake Boda, Sr; CB Jordan Holmes, Sr; WR Kyon Calhoun, Sr; WR Ric’Darious “Day Day” Farmer, Jr; DL Loren Ward, Jr

2022 Schedule

Kickoff 7:00 PM ET unless noted

* – Denotes District Game

Fri. 8/26 (Week 1) – Orlando Jones

Fri. 9/2 (Week 2) – BYE WEEK

Fri. 9/9 (Week 3) – @ Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

Fri. 9/16 (Week 4) – Cocoa Space Coast*

Fri. 9/23 (Week 5) – @ Melbourne

Fri. 9/30 (Week 6) – BYE WEEK

Fri. 10/7 (Week 7) – @ Sanford Seminole

Fri. 10/14 (Week 8) – Titusville*

Fri. 10/21 (Week 9) – @ Titusville Astronaut*

Fri. 10/28 (Week 10) – Melbourne Palm Bay*

Fri. 11/4 (Week 11) – Rockledge

Season Outlook: After just falling short in the Class 4A State Championship in 2021, Cocoa has emerged as one of the teams to beat for the Class 2S title in 2022. The Tigers return several key athletes from last season including the ball hawking Hawkins who will cause nightmares for opposing offenses in the secondary once again. However, the biggest addition for the Tigers came during the offseason when they added quarterback Blake Boda who transferred in from Daytona Beach Seabreeze after leading the Sandcrabs to a district championship in 2021. Boda is expected to step right in for the Tigers and help guide them to a district championship and potential state championship in 2022.