COOPER PULLS OFF A JAW-DROPPER
By mark rogers
November 22, 2009
I don't care who you are or who you're playing...coming back to win from a 24-0 deficit in the playoffs is absolutely unbelievable.
With 11 minutes to go in the 1st half, Del Valle had that lead on the Cougars. It looked like Cooper's season would end (for the first time ever) in the second round.
I did not realize that Cooper was 10-0 all-time in the second round of the post-season. Pretty remarkable.
The wheels had fallen off. Basketball season was swiftly rushing to the forefront of CougarNation's mind. No more pep-rallys. No more signs to run through. No more spirit fingers.
That's what just about everybody was thinking who was at the game or listening on the radio.
Everybody except the Cooper football team.
The scored 24 unanswered in the 2nd quarter to tie the game at half and outscored Del Valle 27-17 in the 2nd half.
You can't put into words what a performance like that says about a team's character, resolve and internal fortitude.
It's absolutely "unwordable." Just like the word "unwordable."
I know that Denton Guyer is a very highly touted team.
But they have to come here next week and play a team that could not possibly have a higher confidence level heading into this game.
If you can come down from a 24-0 deficit, you can do anything and beat anybody. Cooper realizes that now. And it should pay off this week and hopefully in the few weeks following.
And if you're Del Valle? What a terrible way to end your season...tough luck.