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Cooper Review - Page 4B

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012


Senior Quile Wady (20) of Cooper intercepts the football in the first half of play leading to the first Bulldog score. Cooper will face off with Rivercrest this Friday for the final road game of District play.

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the final frame, Mims ended the drive with a five-yard touchdown run to put Cooper ahead 26-21. Mims had 105 Continued from Page 2B yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns on the night and with 111 yards on 20 carries leads the Bulldogs with 939 rushing yards. and two scores. Cooper’s defense shined On the ensuing kickoff, Earley squibbed the ball. On forcing Clarksville to punt the Tigers’ second play after on their next possession. It a low snap Tinnell handed off went 46 yards for touchback, to Scales to set Clarksville up and Cooper began again at 20 on the first and goal on the yard line. Robinson pushed through Cooper 7 yard line. A short gain and a holding for a gain of seven yards uncall moved the Tigers back fortunately ill-fated timing to the 13 yard line, but Tin- on mistakes caused Cooper nell went to the air targeting to lose yards on a holding Gher’mayne Moore for the call. On third and nine Robscoring strike, retaking the inson found another seven yet it wasn’t lucky as it resulted lead 14-7. Back at their own 27 yard in a punt situation from the line with just over three min- 28 yard line. Leatherwood’s utes remaining in the first half, punt went off the side of his Cooper’s mistakes become foot giving Clarksville a short costly as a block in the back field with 3:47 on the clock. of the work and a fumble by MimsMonday-Wednesday set the Forte did most 8 a.m.-5 p.m. scoring with just 1:44 remainTigers up at the 19 yard line. and Friday-Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Scales’ 15-yard run earned a ing. The Tigers’ two point first and goal for the oppo- conversion was unsuccessful calljust 903-395-3222 as Cooper’s prior attempt nents. Two plays later, Tinnell sped in the needed one yard was. Clarksville had the 2726 lead. for the score. With a touchback on the Multiple runs by Mims moved the ball back out to kickoff, Robinson was tackled midfield. Robinson secured on the first play and Clarksthe first down for Cooper put- ville was flagged for horse colting them at the 39 yard line. lar. The Bulldogs went to the Leatherwood’s boot leg pass air. Leatherwood found Mims found Bulldog Jordan Silli- for a seven yard pickup. On van for a 25 yard gain. Leath- fourth and three from 47 yard erwood utilized the airways line, he pinpointed Robinson seeking Mims although it was for the first down with exactly negated due to a personal foul one minute remaining. Leatherwood hit Mims penalty. An incomplete pass took the game to the halftime again. Two incomplete passes set Cooper up with another buzzer. Mighty Maroon Marching fourth down as time rapidly Band Parents and students ticked off the clock. Robinwere recognized during the son pulled the next pass down rescuing Cooper as he netted halftime intermission. With a 21-7 lead, Clarks- a first down. A Leatherwood ville called upon Forte for pass to Mims gained 12 more the return. He was met by the yards to put the Bulldogs inforce of 170-pound freshman side the Tiger 15 yard line. Tristan Jones. A holding pen- With no timeouts left the alty on the Tigers moved the clock ran out on a devastating ball back to the 17. Two plays loss for Cooper. Clarksville, favored by 42 later, Earley interrupted Forte points, remains undefeated in and recovered the fumble to give Cooper the ball. From District 8-2A, Division II and the four yard line Mims did will face a 2-3 Alba-Golden the rest of the work along team. Both winless for the enwith a PAT by Earley to put tire season, Chisum, favored by 10 points, will host Comothe game at 21-14. Following the return, Tin- Pickton. Edgewood, second nell tried a long bomb which in the District, will have an exploded in the Tigers’ face open week. Edgewood deas Wilkins intercepted it for feated Alba-Golden last week Cooper returning it to the 36 49-8, and Rivercrest toppled yard line. Runs by Sepulveda, Como-Pickton, 47-21. CooMims, Wilkins and Robinson per is favored by 13 points gave a rush of momentum to in the Harris Ratings against the Bulldog team. Robinson the Rivercrest Rebels at Rebel ignited fans as he crossed into Stadium, located Talco and the end zone and during which Bogata, Texas. Gunter won District 7-2A, Earley’s helmet popped off – however, because of a new Division II. The 38-point farule instituted by the UIL Ear- vorite Gunter Tigers will travley was required to remain on el to Whitewright this Friday. The winner of the Cooper/ the sidelines for one play preventing him from kicking the Rivercrest game and Edgeextra point for Cooper. Sil- wood will potentially play livan was unable to success- either Leonard, S&S or posfully replace him, and Cooper sibly Tom Bean opponents in was only able to cut the game the playoffs. The Fannindel Falcons to one-point. On the ensuing kickoff ended the regular season losJones nabbed the Clarksville ing to Leverett Chapel last ball carrier to set the Tigers Friday night 60-14. The Falup at their own 30 yard line. cons move their record to 7-3 The Bulldogs continued to on the year. The Falcons have growl catching Scales for an a bye this week and will en11 yard loss resulting in a ter post season tied for first place in district. The Falcons forced punt. From their own 39 yard will play the winner of Oakline, Cooper commenced on a wood and Apple Springs in 10 play, 61-yard drive boost- bi-district. Playoff details will ing spirits of fans. Running be announced when they are backs Mims, Robinson and finalized. NOTE: Cooper honored Wilkins all net carries including a quarterback sneak by the Band Parents during the Leatherwood following the halftime ceremony announcblocks of Cooper tight ends ing the Band Beau as Austin Braddy and Blake Hohen- Clambliss and Sweetheart as berger, center Tyler Williams, Nakeia Vann. It was also anguards Ty Oliver and Trevor nounced winning the Maroon Mobley and tackles Conner & Gray Foundation Dallas Arthur and Devin Wilkerson. Cowboy tickets raffle was As gridiron action moved into Sam Bettes.


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