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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...

Offense’s playmaking ability, key defensive stops push Cowboys to regional semis

Coppell sophomore quarterback Brady McBride gets airborne en route to the end zone in the first half of Saturday's 29-25 defeat of Rockwall. McBride made plays when it counted to push Coppell into the regional semifinals.

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

November 20, 2016

ALLEN -- The play was a disaster from the start.   With just over two minutes remaining, the snap went right between sophomore quarterback Brady McBride’s legs and dribbled off to his left. It was a mad race to the football between McBride and a Rockwall defensive lineman.   But ins...

Cowboys roll into playoffs with throttling of Richardson

The Cowboys line up to run through the helmet prior to their 52-0 blowout of Richardson in the final regular season game. Coppell heads into the playoffs riding a six game win streak.

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

November 5, 2016

RICHARDSON -- Walking off the field for the final regular season game this year, the Coppell football team (8-2 overall, 6-1 District 9-6A) had its playoff fate set. But the momentum it needed heading into next week’s matchup with 9-1 Rowlett is something they hoped to grab. And on Friday, Copp...

Lone (Five) Star: Choate finds home as one of nation’s top deep snappers

Senior long snapper Connor Choate, in his second year at the position, has emerged as one of the top in the country. According to Kohls Kicking Camp, Choate is no. 5 in the nation, a five-star recruit.

Marcus Krum, Sports Executive Editor

September 15, 2016

He is, according to Kohls Kicking Camp, Coppell football’s only five-star recruit. He is the fifth ranked player at his position in the entire nation. Yet Connor Choate does not need the spotlight. Since he first took the field as a varsity player in the fall of 2015, that is never what the senior l...