Boone lost to Vero Beach last night on a blocked PAT in OT. Up 28-14 in the second half, Boone allowed Vero to tie the game with less than 2 minutes to play. Vero's last scoring drive involved a long 4th down conversion.
Boone is a team that knows heartbreak in the playoffs. On numerous occasions in the past 15 years, Boone has let playoff games slip away.
In 2017, Boone was up 20-7 at Wekiva at the half in the second round of the playoffs, and ended losing 24-20.
In 2008, Boone was up 17-14 in a 6A state semi at Seminole and allowed Seminole to drive the length of the field and score in the final minute of the game.
In 2006, Boone lost a 6A state semi at Lake Brantley 34-31 when future NFL'er Pat Dimarco made a diving, 18-yard TD catch with one minute left in the game.
4A Gadsden County has made the state semis and will travel to Bolles. Remember, this is the winless team that made the playoffs a couple of years ago via a coin flip. Does not say much for the depth of 4A.
It's not a "first," but thought it worth mentioning. 4A Cardinal Gibbons has only won two region titles in its long school history, and only one of those titles took place in the past 30 years. So, winning a region title when they travel to Cocoa would be huge for CG.