I was at the game and Abilene even with out there players had Cocoa under wraps and for some reason started playing conservative and let cocoa's running back break away for 2 tds in a row in the fourth but Abilene even with out their players looked be quite a bit stronger then a pretty good Cocoa ball club. The score looked close in the end but it was mostly dominated by the Abilene D.
We could argue all day I know a Young Abilene missing players is better then Cocoa I was there. The crowd was feeling sorry for Cocoa most of the entire game and they were against Miramar also. Even though the scores ended up close on both games.
Anyway Cocoa wins state there and Abilene doesn't win crap here that year but they did beat your defending champ Plant pretty good and that is proof that Abilene is better than Cocoa because Plant is a little bit of a favorite over Cocoa, I know I saw them both against the same team.
That's some moral victory BS you've got going for you.
It was 24-13 with 1 minute left in the game - sure, Abilene would have had this if not for that plague of locusts, then the freak snow storm that hit mid 4th quarter, followed by the sinkhole that formed at midfield and slowed down Abilene's momentum.
Cocoa won state in a class smaller than what Abilene is - and they were played tougher by EVERY team in that playoff run than what Abilene did...in big bad Texas 5A, where there's SO much depth.
- If the DEPTH in Texas is so great, then a 9 win Skyline in big, tough 5A should be able to beat Glades Central, which is the size of a Texas 4A. NOPE - but a crappy 6-5, FL 5A beat Glades Central.
If DEPTH were so great in Texas, then Abilene should have beaten Cocoa, a school the size of a Texas 4A.
In 2009, Aledo won a 4A title by 14 points, yet lost to a 5-5 5A Weatherford. Cocoa is the size of Aledo and won their title, yet beat a 5A team that won nearly double the games of that 5A that beat a 4A Texas title team from just 2009. The MYTH of Texas "depth" strikes again.
- Desoto, 4 rounds deep in 5A DI beats Miramar by 1 point, in OT. Miramar lost in the 2nd round of 6A, and also lost to a 3A 1st round loser. Looks like a "depth" team from Florida ran pretty well with a team that went very deep in 5A DI. DEPTH.