ORLANDO – The fourth quarter was worth the wait.

Jacksonville Raines won its second football state championship on Thursday when it turned back defending state champion Cocoa 13-10 in the FHSAA Class 4A title game at Camping World Stadium.

Raines took the lead for good on an 8-yard touchdown pass from Ivory Durham -- a Valdosta State commit -- to senior wide out Kamaree Nobel with 5:41 remaining in the game.

Raines held the lead most of the game until Cocoa finally scored on a 2-yard run by Willie Gaines with 9:06 remaining to liven-up an otherwise slow-moving game.

Raines took a 6-0 first-quarter lead when junior running back Brandon Marshall broke free on a 72-yard touchdown run at the 1:22 mark. 

Cocoa answered with a 46-yard second-quarter field goal by Alex Petruzzello to send both teams to the locker room with Raines clinging to a 6-3 lead.

Neither team could move the ball in the third quarter and by then Raines had racked up 114 penalty yards and it ended its sloppy state title win with 191 penalty yards. Cocoa racked up 74 penalty yards.

Raines won its first state title in 1997 when it beat Belle Glades Glades Central 32-27. Cocoa has won four state titles – three in a row from 2008 to 2010 and last year.

 

Cocoa; 0;3;0;7;;; 10

Jacksonville Raines;6;0;0;7;; 13

FIRST QUARTER

JR—Marshall 72-yard run (George Webb kick) 1:22

SECOND QUARTER

CC – Alex Petruzzello 46-yard FG, 0:16

FOURTH QUARTER

CC – Gaines 2-yard run (Petruzzello kick) 9:06

JR -- Kamaree Nobel 8-yard pass from Ivory Durham (Sanders kick) 5:41