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October 26, 2023

Striving for regular season perfection

Kayla Nguyen
Coppell senior wide receiver Luca Grosoli rushes against the Flower Mound defense at Buddy Echols Field on Oct. 27. Coppell plays Plano at John Clark Stadium at 7 p.m. tonight for the final game of the regular season.

Now 9-0, the District 6-6A champion Coppell football team looks to continue the streak and end the regular season 10-0.

Coppell (9-0 overall, 6-0 in district) plays Plano (2-7, 0-6) tonight at John Clark Stadium in Plano at 7 p.m. 

“We have had less than stellar success so we’re just trying to do a good job getting our seniors out of here and put our best foot forward heading into the offseason,” Plano coach Cody White said.

With the Wildcat roster consisting of a majority of seniors, for many this is their last time on the football field.

“Our players have come to the realization that it’s the last time a bunch of them will ever play so we’re in good spirits but also a little bit sad about all of it coming to an end,” White said. 

Since this is the last game of the season, the Cowboys are starting to shift gears towards the playoffs. 

“This game will be exciting as it allows us a chance to finish the season off strong,” Coppell quarterback Edward Griffin said. “Hopefully we can go out, perform, and carry the momentum forward to the playoffs.”

The Cowboys plan to not let tactics by the Wildcats catch them by surprise

“We play 6-6A district football,” Griffin said. “We know that every team is talented and our guys know that we can’t take them any lighter than any other team.”

Expectations are running high in Coppell with the Cowboys’ dominance through nine games. 

“There obviously is a ton of pressure because playoffs are win-or-go-home,” Griffin said. “At the end of the day we know that we can’t focus on the pressure and only focus on our guys.”

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Namir Awan, Staff Photographer
Namir is a junior and a 2nd year staff photographer for The Sidekick. Namir has a younger sister who is a freshman. Namir loves to watch and play basketball and football. He's a wide receiver in football and a guard in basketball. Namir loves sports because he loves playing with friends and enjoys being outside. Namir enjoys learning about history because he likes learning about the past. He also enjoys talking and helping others. Namir does fundraisers to help those in need and is always looking out for those around him. He also loves to play video games with his friends; his favorite game is Rocket League, which allows him to destress after a long week. Namir enjoys traveling with his family; his favorite place he's ever been to is Italy. He visited Rome, The Vatican, Pompei, and Naples in Italy. He's studying whenever Namir isn't helping people, playing sports, or playing video games. He is currently taking AP US History, AP Environmental Sciences, AP English Language and Composition, AP Chemistry, and AP Pre Calculus. Namir loves to listen to music when he studies. He loves to listen to R&B, Pop, and Rap. Namir also loves to cook with his family; his favorite dish is burgers. Namir also works at Kumon; he enjoys working there because he enjoys helping kids learn math and reading. As Namir settles back into school he is excited for this upcoming year as he goes into his second year of being on The Sidekick. 
Kayla Nguyen, Executive Photography Editor
Kayla is a junior and the Executive Photography Editor for The Sidekick. She loves music and trying out new coffee shops with friends. Kayla loves taking photos and is especially a fan of sports photography. Outside of The Sidekick she loves running her digital camera instagram account (@kaylasdigicams) and going to work.

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