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Football Notebook: Team awaits return of Weber

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Football Notebook: Team awaits return of Weber


Junior right tackle Bill Weber (53) suffers from a season-ending injury. Coppell will have to fill in a void on the offense in tonight’s game against the Denton Ryan Raiders. Weber was taken out of the Flower Mound game with what seemed to be an ankle injury and was later confirmed to be just that. Photo by Rachel Bush.

By Alex Nicoll

Sports Writer

Two weeks ago, after losing junior right tackle Bill Weber with a season-ending injury, it looked like Coppell would have a void on the offense that could not be filled.

Weber was taken out of the Flower Mound game with what seemed to be an ankle injury and was later confirmed to be just that.

“He chipped a bone in his ankle and they had to screw it back together for a quicker healing, so there are screws where the chunk of bone is missing,” coach Joe McBride said.

The loss of Weber is a blow to the Cowboys, especially after they lost senior wide receiver and safety Jacob Logan.

“Well, you lose a starter,” McBride said. “Everybody at this time of the season is dealing with injuries; it is impractical to think you are going to go through a season without injuries. We will just get someone else to step in where he is at, coach him up, and help him step up. Situations like that are why we practice.”

Weber is one of the reasons the Coppell run game has gained at least 100 yards on the ground each game. However, after last week’s 31-0 victory against Marcus, and 174 yards rushing later, it seems that Coppell will be fine for the six weeks of his absence.

McBride will not change anything about the offense to compensate for the loss of Weber. It is business as usual as always.

“We will do what we do. We will believe in the next guy and fill the void,” McBride said.

Centers boots season-long 51 yard field goal

Junior placekicker Adam Centers continued his perfect streak making field goals in last weeks win versus Flower Mound Marcus.

Centers’ 51-yard kick in Friday’s matchup was a season high. He is perfect on field goal attempts (6 for 6) and extremely accurate on extra point tries (30 of 34).

-John Loop

VYPE ranks Cowboys in latest National Top-25

VYPE High School Sports Magazine have rated the Coppell Cowboys as the No. 16 team in the nation. The rating is one spot higher than their no. 17 rank last week.

-John Loop

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