Fourth time’s the charm

Cowboys look for fourth win in a row against W.T. White

Nicholas Pranske, Staff Writer

Cowboys seeking fourth straight win against W.T. White

The Coppell Cowboys football team looks for its fourth consecutive victory since their loss to Allen, playing the W.T. White Longhorns tonight at home.


Last week, the Cowboys (5-1 overall, 3-0 in District 9-6A) defeated the Lake Highlands Wildcats using a slightly different offensive strategy than usual. This was due to junior wide receiver Blake Jackson being out sick on the day of the game. Because of this, other receivers such as seniors Gabe Lemons and Reese Walker got more yards than usual.


Photo by Karis Thomas
Coppell Cowboys senior wide receiver Gabe Lemons scores a touchdown, which helped in last week’s win over Lake Highlands. The Coppell Cowboys defeated the Wildcats with a final score of 49-34.

With Jackson back in good health for this game, the Coppell offense will return to its usual play. However, that does not mean that the star receivers from last week will be outshone by Jackson or anyone else on the team.


“Other guys had to step up [due to Jackson’s absence]…  but we’re going to keep doing what we have been,” Coppell coach Mike DeWitt said.


In playing the Longhorns  (0-6 overall, 0-3 in District 9-6A), as well as the rest of the games this season, the Cowboys look to keep their undefeated district record. In order to keep this record, the Cowboys will stay consistent in their offense, utilizing both the running, as well as the passing game.


This season, the Longhorns have often used RPO (run/pass option) plays. The majority of the time, W.T. White’s senior quarterback Ryan Sandoval, will keep the ball and run it himself.


The game will start tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. at Buddy Echols Field. Tickets will be sold at the gate for $8.