• Raines High School wins first state football championship since 1997

    By: Action News Jax

    Updated:

    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.

    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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