Cooper On Verge Of Rushing Record

By David Robinett |

Published 11/14 2013 08:46PM

Updated 11/14 2013 10:42PM

The Cooper Cougars are back in the postseason for the 7th year in a row, and the running game is leading the way, and that rushing attack is about to set a school record.

The Cougars need just 77 yards to break the record for rushing yards in a season.

The 1993 team needed 14 games to set the mark.

The 2013 Cougars will break it in less than 11 full games.

Offensive lineman Lucas Raley said, "We gotta have our receivers blocking down field if we want to break that big run for a touchdown. We've gotta have us 5 up front, we've got to make all of our blocks. The running back has to hit the right hole. Lorenzo has to make the right read, if he's supposed to pull it or keep it. It does take everybody on the offense to make that happen."

Running back Trey Dye added, "Whoever is touching the ball in the backfield, me, Lorenzo, Skyler, Daniel Cooper, anybody. It really speaks to our big guys up front for us, whenever we get the ball, to have a chance to make a play."

The Cougars try to set the team rushing record on Friday night against El Paso Coronado. Cooper is looking for it's 15th bi-district championship.

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