Raines High School's football team ended its championship drought on Thursday night, beating Cocoa 13-10 in Orlando.
It's the first state title for a Duval County public high school since 1997, which is the last time Raines won the championship.
20 YEARS AGO, @RainesVikings brought home their first and only #StateChampionship…until tonight! Congrats, Vikings, on earning your title as the 2017 #FHSAA 4A Football State Champions! #FloridaPride #FootballChamps— FHSAA (@FHSAA) December 8, 2017
Final Score: 13-10 pic.twitter.com/ccKf0lI1eu
They did it!! pic.twitter.com/2olFIIkd0y— Dan Hicken (@DanHicken) December 8, 2017
Celebration wrapping up Raines state champs!! pic.twitter.com/10sm7M146z— Dan Hicken (@DanHicken) December 8, 2017
Just in case you forgot 13-10 Vikings pic.twitter.com/sh1TFtDECq— Dan Hicken (@DanHicken) December 8, 2017
Brandon Marshall got Raines on the board in the first half with a 72-yard touchdown. It was the only touchdown of the first half, making the score 6-3 at halftime.
Cocoa struck back and they took the lead.
Ivory Durham knew he had to make something happen and somehow, some way he was able to get to midfield on 3rd and long.
That gave Raines a first down to keep a key drive alive.
Then, on 3rd and goal from the 8-yard line, came the state-championship winning touchdown pass. Durham threw for the winning score, giving the Raines Vikings the victory 13-10.
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