Must be alot of young people on this forum...
Florida High School football tradition would not be complete without Merritt Island Mustangs, and they ran the big boy classification fo football in the 1970's. The 1980's still had winning teams and a state champ loss.... the 1990s and on have all produced teams with runs into the playoffs
the school opened in 1967
State champs in 72, 78, 79 in the largest classification at the time which was 4a I believe
Undefeated in 72, 78, 79
101-15 for the decade
30 game winning streak
32 years out of 49 years school has made it in FHSAA Playoffs (tied for 3rd all-time with glades central, trailing Bolles with 34 and glades day with 33)
all time FHSAA playoff record 45-29 (9th most wins in FHSAA Playoff history) (7th most FHSAA playoff games played)
4 state champ appearances, 3 wins ( TALLY Leon in 72, Pensacola Pine Forest in 78 and 79) lost in 89 to Dillard
FHSAA announces top teams by decade The 1970s. MERRITT ISLAND Finishing 13-0 and Class 4A state champions, the high-powered 1972 Merritt Island High School Mustangs, coached by Eddie Feely, scored 519 points for a 39.9 point-per-game average, and ran up more than 5,000 yards in total offense. They beat Leon (Tallahassee) 40-21 in the state championship game.The entire backfield â€“ quarterback Jimmy Black, fullback Waldo Williams and tailback â€œNeonâ€ Leon Bright, a member of the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame â€“ all made the all-state team. It was the first time thatâ€™s happened in the history of Florida high school football. And it hasnâ€™t happened since. The entire backfield signed with FSU. On that staff were three future hall of fame coaches â€“ the head coach, Eddie Feely, along with assistants Gerald Odom and Dwight Thomas ( later @ ESCAMBIA- Emmitt Smith), who also eventually became head coaches.
GERALD ODOM FHSAA announces coaching staff for All-Century football team
â€¢ FHSAA All-Century Team Coach â€¢ Back-To-Back State Championships â€¢ 268-85-2 Career Record