LUBBOCK JUST WHAT COOPER NEEDED

By mark rogers
September 17, 2011

With one more game to go before a juggernaut district starts, Cooper was 1-2 with the one win a game that could have very easily gone the other way. Basically, the Cougs were a play away from being 0-3 heading into their game against Lubbock High last night.

And the Westerners were exactly what Cooper needed to gain some confidence and momentum at a key point in the season. Let's say the Cougs had played someone else, like a Trinity or an Allen, someone like that, and was now 1-3. Even a win against Coronado next week would have put them at 2-3 heading into district.

But now, with a win (and not just any win, but a huge, dominating, blow-out win), the Cougs not only have a chance to be 3-2 heading into league play, but they have some huge confidence as well.

I said this last night on KTXS Football Friday Night, but I have been utterly impressed with Cooper's special teams so far this year. If you can get one special teams score per game (which is pretty uncommon), it takes a great deal of pressure of your offense. 

If you can just consistently make big returns and put your offense in good field position, THAT takes a big load off, too.

All this to say, Cooper is in a good position. They've worked some kinks out, put a full game together, start to finish, and are looking like they're ready to make a run at the district title.

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