Wednesday, November 10, 2010
For the last few years the annual Abilene High vs Cooper football game has been losing its luster. AHS had won the last 6 over Cooper going into the game. And for the last two years the game has meant nothing except bragging right with AHS being in 5A and Cooper being in 4A. However, this year with both teams back in the same district and having undefeated district records, that meant the winner of this game would at worst claim a share of the district title.
AHS has been sort of a weird team to watch this year, almost leaving you wondering which team was going to show up. Cooper has shown they have a great offense and a defense that has "issues." The first half showed just kind of that. Cooper's defense made a few stops but Abilene High led the game 28-24 at the half.
The second half was a completely different story. Cooper was pretty stingy with the ball, and didn't want to give it back. And the times AHS did get the ball they either couldn't hold on to it or they couldn't do anything with it. Cooper, on the other hand, scored on each of it's possessions, except the last one, which it just killed the clock. It made it kind of nice, the emotions of getting the monkey off their back after six years of losing made for some really nice images.