Cowboys tame Wildcats 23-6, advance to second round

By Peter Sblendorio

Sports Editor

Coming off of the best regular season in school history, the Coppell Cowboys further displayed their potency in a 23-6 victory over Plano High School in the first round of the playoffs.

The defense was the story for the Cowboys all game, limiting Plano to a pair of field goals while intercepting three passes and sacking quarterback Conner Michelson seven times. Senior cornerback Daniel Logan led the way for the Cowboys, intercepting a pair of passes in the win.

On offense, the Cowboys were held to just one touchdown, a 13-yard pass from senior quarterback Joe Minden to senior wide receiver Tyler Landis, in the first half. They broke out in the third quarter, scoring quickly on a pair of rushing touchdowns by Minden and senior running back Cam McDaniel to break the game open.

Overall, Minden led the team on offense, competing 17 of 26 passes for 210 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

With the win, the Cowboys advance to the second round of the state playoffs. They will take on Duncanville High School next Saturday night at 8:00 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.