The entire offseason and again when practice started in August Cooper head coach Todd Moebes has been talking about how good his offensive line is this year.
4 starters are back from 2012 on the line, and that group did not disappoint in the Cougars loss to Rider.
They plowed the road for 290 yards rushing and controlled the line of scrimmage all night.
Coach Moebes said, "4 of them have started 12 games. They've been in the fire before. They understand what we are trying to accomplish offensively. They are very, very smart young men. All of them are A-B students. Some of them are straight "A" kids. They understand what we are trying to accomplish"
Offensive lineman Lucas Raley added, "Every play we have to read exactly what the defense is trying to do to us on that play. If you are an intelligent guy, you can figure out what he's trying to do and how you need to block that play."
Offensive lineman Riley Owens said, "We all have a real tight bond. We are all brothers. No man left behind. We just don't give up on each other."
Raley said, "We all went to the same middle school. It just a stronger bond between us 5 up front."
Those guys up front have their hands full on Friday night. Cedar Park is ranked #1 in the state, and they are the defending state champions in Class 4A.
The Cougars and Timberwolves meet at 7:30 at Shotwell Stadium.