Seminole struggles, loses to Cocoa

COCOA – As the Seminole players and coaches walked to the end of the field for their post-game talk, one could only wonder what could have been.

“We let the game get out of hand, it was 7-3 going into the (fourth quarter),” Seminole coach Karl Calhoun said. “We couldn’t get things going on offense and you can only hold them so long on defense.” The Noles are missing a few key players on both sides of the ball at times that showed.

The Seminole couldn’t slow down the Tigers in the fourth quarter as the hosts scored three touchdowns for the 28-3 win.

Neither team looked sharp early on, until Cocoa found the endzone when quarterback Brady Hart tossed a 45-yard touchdown pass to Jayvan Boggs for the 7-0 lead with 5:12 left in the first quarter.

After a back-and-forth second quarter, the Noles would get on the board when William Allen connected on a 34-yard field goal with 24 seconds left in the half to account for Seminoles’ only points on the night.

Although it’s a loss, Calhoun said the team needs to move forward and learn for the game.

“We are going to look ahead, we are 2-0 in the district, we’ve got DeLand (this) week,” Calhoun said. “We’ve got to rebound. We couldn’t get this one, but it’s what you do with the next one.”
Looking ahead for the Noles the final three games are crucial. With three district opponents up next – DeLand (5-1) Oct. 13 followed by Lake Brantley on the road and the season finale against Lake Mary at home, it’s not going to be an easy trip.
“We know what we’ve got to do to win out.” Calhoun said.