Coppell Student Media

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Reputation of Patriots as NFL’s dominating team

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.

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 and the Golden State Warriors have dominated the NBA in recent years.   More recently and prominently, the New Engl...

McBride returning to sidelines

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.

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 was first reported by Matt Stepp of on Friday.   “It just was in ...

Change in opportunity: McGill switches commitment to Stanford

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

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 and elite program Stanford offers.   “It has been one of the hardest things I had t...

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

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

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 timeouts and only 24 seconds left on the clock, the Hebron kicker lines up from 16 yards out. The...

On the Spot: A life-changing signature for athletes

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.

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 are signing a binding contract to further their athletic passion on the collegiate level.   Coppell High S...

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

The Cowboys take turns thanking friends, family, coaches and teammates, who were all invited to practice on Thursday in the field house for the support they have received from them throughout the year. The team takes on the Mesquite Horn Jaguars tomorrow at Allen Eagle Stadium at 1 p.m. in the Class 6A Division I area playoffs.

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 37-6 victory over the Richardson Eagles last Friday, the Cowboys head into their second playoff game of...

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

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

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 l bi-district playoffs.   After last week’s win against the Richardson Eagles, the Cowboys completed the se...

Students share excitement for upcoming Allen game

The cheerleaders run downfield after celebrating a Cowboy touchdown during the fourth quarter of Friday nights game at Pennington Field. The Cowboys won their first game of the season  58-23.

Lili Lomas, Sports editor, Digital content editor

September 13, 2017

With Coppell High School football playing state power Allen High School this Friday, students are preparing for the various aspects of the game from the halftime show to the support in the stands. They share with The Sidekick how they are building up excitement for the game.       Senio...

Second half rally sends Cowboys past Boyd (with video)

4. Coppell High School senior Pierce McFarlane tackles McKinney Boyd as they run the ball for a touchdown. Last nights game at Buddy Echols Field was a close game, but the cowboys went home with a win, 34-24. Photo by Bren Flechtner.

Nicholas Pranske, Staff Writer

September 9, 2017   The Coppell Cowboys beat the McKinney Boyd Broncos, 34-24, Friday night at Buddy Echols Field in a neck and neck showdown up until the end.   Having beaten the Broncos last season 31-21, confidence was expected from the Cowboys. However,...

The biggest takeaways from the 2016 football season

The Coppell football team holds up the area trophy following the Cowboys' 29-25 victory over Rockwall. It was Coppell's deepest playoff run in six years.

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

December 7, 2016

Coming off the heels of three consecutive first-round playoff exits, a new regional alignment and the loss of key prolific players on both offense and defense, Coppell football’s 2016 team had a lot of questions to answer as fall approached. But as each week passed, and the wins continued to pile ...

High motor Round Rock team ends playoff run in regional semifinals

Coppell High School senior Ryan Jones shares a hug with assistant football coach Eric De Los Santos after the end of today's game at WISD Stadium. The Coppell Cowboys fell to the Round Rock Dragons with a final score of 49-45 in the regional semifinals.

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

November 27, 2016

WACO -- As junior tight end Pierce McFarlane crossed the goal line for a 41-yard touchdown catch with 1:38 remaining, it looked as if junior quarterback Brady McBride and the Coppell football team (10-3) had pulled the proverbial rabbit out of the hat for a third straight week. However, the high-powe...

Football playoff alignment: how it works, what to expect (with video)

Junior wide receiver Gabe Lemons celebrates a play in the Cowboys' 52-10 victory over Lake Highlands on Oct. 7. The Cowboys advance into the playoffs riding a six game winning streak.

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

November 9, 2016

After rolling into the playoffs with six consecutive district wins, the Coppell football team has seemed to work its way into a great playoff situation. With its first game being played at Buddy Echols field, no matchup with DeSoto (thank goodness) the stars have aligned for this team. But how did it ...