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Cocoa High School Football’s Appeal of Controversial Loss at St. Thomas Aquinas Denied by FHSAA

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Cocoa High School Football’s Appeal of Controversial Loss at St. Thomas Aquinas Denied by FHSAA

The Florida High School Athletic Association has denied Cocoa High School’s appeal of its 37-36 loss at St. Thomas Aquinas.

In an email to Cocoa athletic director Mark Carstens on Monday, FHSAA Director of Athletics Robbie Lindeman cited Bylaw 4.2.1, which states all game outcomes are final.

“The end result (i.e., winners and losers) of all interscholastic contests are final, and can’t be reversed, except where the foundations of the game permit or within the case where a winner must forfeit its victory or points,” the Bylaw states.

Cocoa was appealing the sport based on the officials not following proper procedure throughout the final jiffy of Friday’s game. Cocoa led 36-34 and, had it not been for the officials’ incorrect decisions, would have run out the clock and won the sport. Cocoa submitted video evidence of the wrong calls and clock stoppages in its appeal.

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