The Twist: Cowboys defeat Chickens, 78-10


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A crowd of Coppell High School students supports the Cowboys at Lesley Field. On Feb. 29, the Coppell Cowboys decimated the Danville Chickens, 78-10.

Srihari Yechangunja, Executive Design/Interactive Editor

The Twist is a humorous column about life in Coppell. Please be warned that any and all disdain towards any topic is due to the writers’ similar situation as adolescents (even though we feel so much older). You, the reader, should not take any of these words to heart. Seriously. If this article makes you laugh, leave a comment.

On Wednesday night, the Coppell football team defeated Danville, 78-10, in what was considered by many fans to be the greatest victory in the history of the sport at Coppell High School.

“It was an insanely good game,” Coppell tennis coach Rafael Medal said. “I could not believe it and it was all thanks to our boys.”

The first half of the game involved a lot of back-and-forth, with the Chickens appearing as a formidable opponent for the Cowboys. Three consecutive three-pointers from both teams in the first half tied them, but a free throw on the buzzer gave the Chickens the edge as the first half concluded, leading 10-9.

The second half proved to be an incredible comeback for the Cowboys, who managed to shut out the Chickens for the remainder of the game.

It began with a series of runs scored by junior point guards James Soften and Kyrie Coppell after a home run hit by star senior lineman Reggie Black.

“It was a great feeling to get that one hit in the middle of the game,” Black said. “It did not drastically change our score too much, but it felt good to contribute to the team after a while.”

With 30 minutes remaining, the Cowboys continued to score goal after goal with ease, avoiding being tackled by the Chickens. The umpire was astonished by the Cowboys’ performance

“This may be the greatest match I’ve ever refereed,” umpire Tom Donaghy said. “And I have refereed every game Michael Jordan’s played in.”

Towards the end of the seventh inning, an injury took place. As Coppell star junior nickelback Leon Hill entered the court, he sneezed with such remarkable force that he tore his meniscus. However, Hill was able to recover in time to get back to the court in the top of the eighth.

“It sucks,” Hill said. “I’m glad I was able to get back in and witness firsthand this immense victory.”

The Cowboys could not believe the monumental win at first.

“I do not know how we did it,” sophomore midfielder Lionel Messy remarked. “We just got kind of lucky, I gue–”

After a sudden pause and a change in facial expression, as if possessed, Messy jadedly continued, “We put in a lot of hard work, keeping it going, never giving up. And we can’t forget the fans, of course. Cowboy fight never dies.”

The Cowboys play at the international tournament against Plano East on Friday.

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