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Coppell senior offensive lineman Febechi Nwaiwu and junior wide receiver Anthony Black celebrate Black’s touchdown in the second quarter against Plano West last night at Buddy Echols Field. Coppell defeated Plano West, 31-20, in its annual Homecoming game.

17 unanswered second half points gives Coppell dramatic homecoming victory over Plano West (with video)

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor October 31, 2020

The lights lay low. The wind plateaued and the chilly backdrop ushered in. The plethora of fans silent as the game drew on, knowing that time was not in their favor. The time on the clock read four minutes...

Coppell assistant Blaine Barnett passes during pregame warmups before the Cowboys’ 42-35 victory against Sachse on Oct. 2 at Buddy Echols Field. In addition to coaching football, Barnett teaches special education at Coppell High School.

Coach’s Box: Barnett setting example as father figure for student athletes

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager October 28, 2020

Blaine Barnett coaches tight ends for the Coppell football team and is a special education teacher at Coppell High School. Barnett graduated from CHS in 1995 and came back to coach as a special teams coordinator...

Coppell senior quarterback Ryan Walker is tackled by Plano defenders at John Clark Field last night. Coppell defeated Plano, 35-33.

A clean slate

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor October 24, 2020

PLANO - Last night’s game was all but settled in the third quarter when Coppell scored 21 unanswered points and held a 35-13 lead over Plano but one thing stood between them and its first district win:...

Coppell junior wide receiver Anthony Black and senior wide receiver Gavin Osteen runs their routes at the Highlander Stadium on Oct. 9. Coppell will travel to Plano on Friday for its first district game.

A new beginning

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor October 22, 2020

Coming off of an intense non-district schedule, the district-wide bye week meant two things for the Cowboys: rest and recollection Coppell (2-1) needed this week of rest after putting up three strong...

Coppell senior linebacker Marcelo Estrada collides with a Highland Park player while Coppell senior defensive back Will Kraus watches on at the Highlander Stadium last night. Coppell fell to Highland Park 42-36.

Cowboy down

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor October 10, 2020

DALLAS - Booming music, cheering crowds, a passionate student section, a subtle breeze and an exhilarating atmosphere set up what could have been one of the great comebacks in Texas high school football....

This Sunday, the New England Patriots face the Los Angeles Rams at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta for Super Bowl LIII. The Sidekick Staff Writer Anika Arutla explains the reputation and negative connotation surrounding the Patriots as they enter their 10th Super Bowl.

Reputation of Patriots as NFL’s dominating team

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer February 2, 2019

Every now and then, each major sports league has one team that wins consistently and often, if you are not a fan of them, it is slightly infuriating. For example, Brazil has won the most FIFA World Cups...

On Friday, former Coppell football coach and current athletic director Joe McBride accepted the position as head coach and athletic coordinator at McKinney Boyd High School. McBride leaves behind Coppell football with a legacy of three district titles in five seasons from 2010-14.

McBride returning to sidelines

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor January 25, 2019

Coppell ISD athletics director and former head football coach Joe McBride officially accepted the head football coach and athletic coordinator position at McKinney Boyd High School.   The news...

Coppell High School senior defensive back Jonathan McGill orally committed to Stanford, on Sunday, changing his recent commitment from SMU in October.

Change in opportunity: McGill switches commitment to Stanford

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor December 16, 2018

Today, Coppell defensive back Jonathan McGill flipped his oral commitment from SMU to Stanford.   Though committed to SMU for several weeks now, McGill reconsidered due to the academic opportunities...

The Coppell Cowboys run out after halftime at Hebron High School statism on Oct. 5. Coppell Cowboys defeated Hebron Hawks 16-15.

Hicks blocks Hebron’s attempt to defeat Cowboys in district action

Nolan Sanders, Staff Writer October 6, 2018

CARROLLTON - The bench became deathly quiet and a hush fell momentarily over the folks in the stands. Trailing by a point, Hebron lined up for a potential game-winning field goal.   After two...

Coppell athletes smile for the camera after signing their letters of intent during the National Signing Day on Feb. 7. Athletes are looking forward to playing at their intended college this upcoming semester in order to pursue their passions.

On the Spot: A life-changing signature for athletes

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer February 7, 2018

Across the United States, star high school athletes woke up this morning in anticipation of a life changing signature. Today is the first National Signing Day of 2018 as nationwide, student athletes...

Cowboys thank friends, family for support as they head into round two of playoffs (with video)

Lili Lomas and Amelia Vanyo November 24, 2017

Bellies still full from Thanksgiving dinner, the Coppell Cowboys take on the Mesquite Horn Jaguars today at Allen Eagle Stadium at 1 p.m. in the Class 6A Division 1 area playoffs.   After their...

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.

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

Arman Merchant, Staff Writer November 17, 2017

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...

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