Cowboys face their deep water against Lewisville


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Coppell senior quarterback Jack Fishpaw rushes against Sachse at Homer B. Johnson Stadium on Aug. 25. Coppell plays Lewisville tonight at 7 p.m. at Max Goldsmith Stadium in District 6-6A action.

Sahith Mocharla, Staff Writer

Despite sailing through the first few weeks of the season, Coppell faces the depths of Lewisville. “Big John” as Lewisville is known, is the giant Coppell has to get past to prove – not to itself – but to everyone in the district that they are for real. 

“We’re preparing like we’ve done every week,” Coppell senior quarterback Jack Fishpaw said. “We’ve done a great job of being focused and locked in for every game. We don’t think anyone should beat us.”

Coppell plays Lewisville tonight at 7 p.m. at Max Goldsmith Stadium in District 6-6A action.

Coppell comes into the game on a four-game winning streak (including its district opener). Lewisville – who also won its district opener – have otherwise been 2-1, with a loss to Highland Park the only blemish on their record.

During the week, the Cowboys emphasized maintaining their mindset and momentum. Regardless of last year’s 38-15 loss to these same Farmers, Coppell is determined to keep a level head and execute their game.

“We don’t really change anything, we just know we have to come out and beat whoever we play,” Fishpaw said. “We don’t take any team lightly but we don’t treat any team like they’re unbeatable.”

Facing Lewisville is a challenge – Lewisville junior quarterback Ethen Terrell is a familiar face to Coppell – but these aren’t the same Cowboys. A new coaching staff doesn’t just change the names on the website, but the mentality on the field.

“Last year, everyone had kind of a defeated mindset coming into Lewisville, but this year, everyone has a good feeling,” Fishpaw said. “We’re gonna win and we’re all trying to work towards that.”

Coppell has had a turnaround season, hoping to match last year’s win total in its fifth game of the season, but it isn’t resting on its laurels. Coppell wants to continue its strong start, sailing out past the deep water and reaching the promised land. The playoffs would be a first time experience for many Cowboys, but the road there leads through Lewisville.

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