Showtime: Coppell football begins its quest for a state title with playoff opener


Karis Thomas

Coppell Cowboys junior running back Ryan Hirt runs ball in hand as he makes his way to the end zone during the first quarter on Nov. 10 at Buddy Echols Field. The Coppell Cowboys defeated the Richardson Eagles, 49-14.

Arman Merchant, Staff Writer

Every game matters now, as the Coppell Cowboys (9-1) look to secure the state championship. The Cowboys play the Rowlett Eagles (6-4) at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Buddy Echols Field in the Class 6A Division l bi-district playoffs.


After last week’s win against the Richardson Eagles, the Cowboys completed the season with seven consecutive district wins.


The Cowboys still had issues with the offensive line, as the Cowboys play caller Brady McBride was under constant pressure. Quarterback McBride, looks to make more plays in the pocket and avoid scrambling for the potential sack.


The Cowboys and the Eagles are both high powered teams on the run, as both teams have more than 1800 yards on the ground. This will be an issue that both defense look to stop as the run has been a big part of both teams success.


This week’s game is a repeat from last years first playoff game, where the Cowboys secured the win, 27-20. The Cowboys are looking going up against a very good team that has playmakers on both sides of the ball.


“The boys need to focus on protecting the play caller and keeping the opposing offense from making plays,” Coppell coach Mike Dewitt said.


Tickets for today’s game will be sold at the gate for $8.