Coppell travels to Midland’s home turf, battles in Region I Semifinal

Adam Bremner
Staff Writer

Despite an early deficit, the Coppell Cowboys mounted a loud comeback in the area round last week to top Duncanville, 35-10, and advance to the Region I semifinal.

After being down 10-7 midway through the second quarter, the Cowboys, now 12-0, retaliated with 28 unanswered points courtesy of a strong offensive attack. For the second straight game, passing was emphasized in the game plan as quarterback  Joe Minden threw for 4 touchdowns, which was a career-high.

Coppell’s defensive effort, nonetheless, should not be overlooked by Minden’s CW 33 Player of the Week performance. The defense gave up two scoring drives to begin the game but bounced back to pitch a shutout.

This week, this Cowboy defense will face the likes of the Midland Bulldogs. The 11-1 squad have been highly impressive this season with key wins against Abilene Cooper and most recently, Arlington Bowie and El Dorado. The Dawgs beat El Dorado, 31-7, showing the similar dominance that Coppell displayed.

Last season, Coach McBride and the Cowboys were denied by Arlington in the third round. This season is different, however, as they have set new precedents and look to continue them at 2 p.m. Saturday. Unfortunately, the game is 6 hours away in Midland, giving the Bulldogs some confidence playing on their home field.