The roar is restored and shall soon be heard again in Ratliff
By Jason McGrew
November 15, 2008
Hello Cougar fans and you have every reason to be happy as your Coogs have finally played up to the strandard that we all knew that they could. You know names like Rhodes, Mcgrew, Galusha, Allen, Rozell, Anderson King, Rose, and we finally have some names that can finally go right up along side them. Heslep, Pimpton, Ford, Sharp, Bowman, Henderson and the many other Cougars that I can honestly say I'm proud to have them playing for us. I went to Cooper 91-95 and my brother played till 98 so I'm used to good Cougar teams and this one is finally living up to some of the high standards that we've all grown to expect. They dominated Randall with sheer force and just talented play. The Coogs made very few mistakes and it really showed how much better they do when they go almost mistake free. The first round is generally the hardest for any team and with the performance today, El Paso De Valle had better get ready to take cover or get caught up in the perfect storm that is the Cougars. The Coogs are 4-0 against teams at Lowry field now, which is the field that pretty much put Dominic on the map so a great tradition is still intact that many did not know about. This is the first 1st round playoff victory for the Coogs since 2003, and with some inspiring news Cougar teams are 8-0 in dealing with El Paso teams in the playoffs.
I also owe a great apology to Ryan Heslep my blogs have not been friendly toward him but it was a master game by him tonight and I offer him congratulations and hell of game. Tommy Bowman had a very nice short and long range game, and Reese also had a very suprising and welcome touchdown that gave the Coogs a spark to start it off. Of course Amon contributed with his almost requisite touchdown and its a great boon that he seems to be recovered from his ankle injury. The defense as usual played outstanding and Ford along with his supporting cast of Spears, Robinson, Hazlett, and Brandon Henderson totally decimated a very good passing team. They broke the Raiders early and welcomed them to Cougar country with some outstanding hits and a nasty blitz that kept the Raider QB skittish the rest of the game. Theres still plenty of time to get on the bandwagon folks and those of you that jumped off are more then welcome back as the Coogs head to the 2nd round of division playoffs in Odessa. Wear your red and blue this week and have a hankie ready for Eagle fans as they have finally had to come back down to reality. Go Coogs!!!!!!!