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October 26, 2023

Northwest stuns Coppell at home

The Cowboys lost to
The Cowboys lost to

By Chris Reagan
Staff Writer

Justin Northwest pulled off what will undoubtedly be their most impressive win of the past few seasons against the Coppell Cowboys Friday night escaping with a 10-7 win.

The Cowboys lost to Justin Northwest, 10-7. Photo by Brian Hwu.

The loss marks the first time Head Coach Joe McBride has lost at home since coming to Coppell in 2009

Coppell looked promising at the beginning with junior Omari Cole returning the opening kick all the way to Northwest’s 22 yard line, but despite the field position Coppell ended the drive with a missed field goal attempt.

Northwest led the whole game holding Coppell to just under 200 yards of offense.

The Northwest defense stuffed Coppell all night with a countless number of three-and-outs. The two possessions that landed the Cowboys in field goal range both ended in rare misses by kicker Nick Jordan, once on the opening drive and then with a chance to tie it up at the end of the game.

Coppell’s defense performed well forcing a few turnovers but in a couple instances the offense turned it right back over with two interceptions within two plays of getting the ball.

The Cowboys came out of halftime determined to score kicking off with an onside kick that they recovered but the ball was fumbled by Luke Jenner and recovered by the Texans.

The key to the Texans winning was stopping Jenner who was held to only 30 yards and a touchdown on the night. This forced Coppell to throw the ball more often then they wanted to leading to interceptions from young quarterback, Connor Wilson.

Conner Wilson led the team in not only passing but also rushing with 65 yards. His targets were scattered with 10 completions to five different receivers including a big reception by Emmanuel Mulumba setting up the final field goal attempt.

The loss puts the Cowboys in jeopardy of missing playoffs putting them at fifth in district. To advance the Cowboys will not only need to win the rest of their games but will need a loss out of Justin Northwest and at least one loss out of Fossil Ridge. If Fossil Ridge loses one more game that will put them at a tie for fourth in district and Coppell will win the tiebreaker since they won the meeting between these two teams earlier this season.

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