Seniors bid farewell to Friday night football against Nimitz


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Coppell junior running back Jason Ngwu slips past Flower Mound defenders at Neal E. Wilson Stadium on Nov. 1. The Cowboys face Irving Nimitz tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Buddy Echols Field for their last game of the season.

Sarah Woo, Staff Writer

In the spirit of the final game of the season, the Coppell football team anticipates stands packed with friends and family to make this week’s game memorable for all.

The Coppell football team plays Irving Nimitz tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Buddy Echols Field. Nimitz is 2-7 overall and 1-5 in District 6-6A play; the Cowboys are 3-6 overall and 2-4 in District 6-6A play following a 62-47 loss last week to Flower Mound.

“I’m expecting our kids to finish what they started,” Coppell defensive coordinator Justin Merchant said. “They put in a lot of time last offseason and the summer to prepare for this season. It hasn’t gone the way we wanted but I still expect them to do their very best in this game.”

To further express school spirit, especially for seniors who are approaching an end to football completely, Senior Night has been organized to show additional support for the seniors playing in this week’s game.

“There will be a good turn out,” Merchant said. “A lot of the families of the players will be here, so there’s a little more motivation for our seniors to do well, and also for our underclassmen to play hard for the seniors.”

Although the season is coming to an end, endless motivation from parents has been evident and impactful among the players who faced new challenges each week.

“It’s a blessing to be here at Coppell because I feel like we have really good parents; there’s a lot of parental support,” Merchant said. “These kids are motivated pretty easily – they want to do well, they want to please, they want to win, so this year’s been awesome for me because we ask them to do something and they do it. I’m just proud of them for being so coachable this year.”

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