Coppell to play rival Marcus in crucial district match


Lilly Gorman

Coppell junior midfielder Maxwell Winneker plays against Keller Timber Creek at Buddy Echols Field earlier this season. The Cowboys plays Flower Mound Marcus tonight in a critical district match.

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

As the District 6-6A boys soccer season comes to a close, the race to clinch the district championship trophy has become a competition between the three leading teams – Marcus, Coppell and Flower Mound.


Coppell plays at Marcus today at 7:30 p.m. Marcus leads District 6-6A at 7-1-2, while Coppell is currently second at 6-3-1.


“Marcus has been one of our biggest rivals in the past few years, and the whole team expects the Friday game to be a hard and fast-paced one,” Coppell junior midfielder Nathan Hernandez said. “A win for us could maybe guarantee us a chance at the district championship, so that’s what we are aiming for.”


The two last met Feb. 1 and put on an exciting match that came to an end with Marcus triumphing 3-2 against Coppell.


A win for Coppell puts it nearly eye-to-eye to rival Marcus, but it would still be in second place. However, a win may prove as a useful boost to further themselves from the third place Flower Mound, who currently has the same 6-3-1 record as Coppell owns a goals scored advantage. Coppell plays at Flower Mound on March 19.


A  win for Marcus gives it a solid prospect at the district champions and renders it extremely difficult for Coppell or Flower Mound to overtake.