Game Preview: Week 9 Lubbock-Cooper vs Coronado (10-27-17)

Game Preview: Week 9 Lubbock-Cooper vs Coronado (10-27-17)

Brenden Mehl and Eli Boyd Brenden Mehl and Eli Boyd

Game Preview: Week 9 Lubbock-Cooper vs Coronado (10-27-17)

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. Oldies 97.7 FM

Lubbock-Cooper Pirates (5-2, 1-1)

Coronado Mustangs (7-0, 2-0)

The Lubbock-Cooper football team is coming off their first district 4-5A loss of the season to the Abilene Cooper Cougars 52-14. The Pirates failed to win at Shotwell Stadium for the 4th time in as many tries. Abilene Cooper scored first, followed by a Lubbock-Cooper score (Mehl to Carter, 7 yard reception). Then the Cougar offensive scored three straight touchdowns to take a 28-7 lead and never looked back. The Mehl and Carter connection paced the Pirate offense. Mehl finished 15-24 with 161 yards and a touchdown, while Cole caught 6 passes for 69 yards and a touchdown. Eli Boyd scored his 8th rushing touchdown of the season from 8 yards out in the second quarter. The Coronado Mustangs will be another challenge for this LCP football team, but it’s been a season full of different challenge that all sides of the ball have to overcome. The Coronado offense averages 44 points per game this season and leads the district in total passing yards with 2,169. The Pirate defense has allowed 24 points per game which ranks 2nd in 4-5A. Last year Lubbock-Cooper won this football game 34-27. The Coronado coaching staff felt that most teams at the end of last year and the start of 2017 used the defensive style that the Pirates used against the Mustangs. This will be the second meeting all time between the two programs; Lubbock-Cooper leads 1-0.

Coronado Mustangs: If the Abilene Cooper offense was impressive, then Coronado’s offense might be a little better. Coronado is 7-0 in 2017 and currently atop district 4-5A with a 2-0 record. Coronado’s head coach is Seth Parr, in his 4th season with the Mustangs is a Plainview native where he played for his dad with the Bulldogs. Parr spent time at Amarillo Caprock, turning the Longhorns into a playoff contender in the north district before accepting a position at Coronado in 2014. A year ago, CHS had the best football season in terms of winning seasons for the first time since 2007. Mustangs went 11-2, 4-1 in district and shared the 4-5A championship with Abilene Cooper. Just as every other district team to make the playoffs, Coronado went 3 rounds deep beating Amarillo Caprock and El Paso Chapin before ending their season with a loss to Colleyville Heritage. Quarterback for the Mustangs Qua Gray is having an impressive senior campaign with 2,057 passing yards with 27 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Coronado has played two running backs during the year with Jarrod Compton and sophomore Kaleb Manuel, the sophomore has scored 7 touchdowns on the ground with 719 yards rushing which ranks 4th in the district. Like any other Seth Parr offense, wide receiver play is no secret. Blair Conwright has caught 10 touchdowns and Devin Morrison, “CHS’s secret weapon”, has 10 touchdown receptions as well. The Mustang defensive is well experience with Miguel Garcia and Trey Stephens leading the way. Coronado will attempt to make some history this Friday night, looking to go 8-0 for the first time in program history.

Join Tommy Wood and Andres Flores from Pirate Stadium Friday night with coverage beginning at 7:00, on Oldies 97.7 FM

District Standings:  

1. Coronado: 7-0, 2-0 (@ Lubbock-Cooper)

2. Lubbock-Cooper: 5-2, 1-1 (Coronado)

3. Monterey: 3-4, 1-1 (San Angelo Lakeview)

4. Abilene Cooper: 5-2, 1-1 (@ Lubbock High)

5. Lubbock High: 2-5, 1-1 (Abilene Cooper)

6. San Angelo Lakeview: 0-7, 0-2 (@ Monterey)

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