Cocoa defeated Mainland 36-22.
As it currently stands, Mainland is officially in danger of missing the 2019 FHSAA Playoffs. The Buccaneers (2-) lost to Cocoa 36-22 the night of Friday, Oct. 4, at Cocoa High School. In Mainland's three biggest tests of the season to date, the Buccaneers have failed to scratch out a win.
The Buccaneers managed to take the lead over Cocoa late in the second quarter after a 10-yard pass from Buccaneers quarterback Taron Keith to receiver Lucas Williamson gave Mainland a 15-14 edge with 2:48 to play in the first half. However, despite three turnovers, Cocoa led Mainland 21-15 at halftime.
The Buccaneers regained the lead again after an 80-yard touchdown run from Keith put Mainland up 22-21 with 6:58 to play in the third quarter.
Cocoa scored 15-straight points and ended the game by intercepting a Mainland pass attempt in the final minute of regulation.