Cowboys continue on route to playoffs


Aubrey Phillips

Coppell Cowboys senior quarterback Brady McBride looks for an open receiver to pass to during the second quarter of the game on Oct. 27 at the Ram-Wildcat Stadium in Richardson during a 59-20 victory. The Cowboys travel to Dallas to play Skyline on Friday night at Forester Field.

Nicholas Pranske, Staff Writer

After consecutive wins by more than 35 points, the Coppell Cowboys football team will travel to the heart of Dallas to face the Skyline Raiders tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. at Forester Field.


Last week in their victory over the Berkner Rams, the Cowboys (7-1 overall, 5-0 in District 9-6A) were able to clinch their spot in the Class 6A playoffs. However, there is still work to be done. By winning the next two games, Coppell is hoping to gain the best possible seed in their district going into the playoffs.


From the looks of it, they are on the right path.


Against Skyline (4-4 overall, 4-1 in District 9-6A) tomorrow, the Cowboys will keep the same variety of offensive plays that they have been using all year. With this offense, the Cowboys have scored an average of 46.1 points per game. The Raiders haven’t scored quite as much per game, although still averaging 34.4 points.


As for Coppell, there were multiple times when senior quarterback Brady McBride seemed to throw a pass up and one of the receivers was always there to catch it. This helped the Cowboys move steadily down the field multiple times.


“I’m really proud of my receivers,” McBride said. “We have a connection that not a lot of guys have.”


Tickets for tomorrow’s game will be sold at the gate at Forester Field for $8.