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Cooper Riding Two Game Winning Streak Into Showdown

Friday night the Cooper Cougars picked up their first road win of the season against Odessa High, and enter this year's Crosstown Showdown with a 3-2 record.
Friday night the Cooper Cougars picked up their first road win of the season against Odessa High, and enter this year's Crosstown Showdown with a 3-2 record.

So far this season, the Cougars have battled plenty of adversity on the road. Last Friday's match-up with Odessa High was no different, but for some different reasons.

During pregame warm-ups the Cougars and Bronchos were ordered off the field because of lightning in the area. Another lightning delay hit during halftime, and caused a one hour break in the middle of the game.

Despite the lengthy breaks the Cougars were able to stay fresh, and head coach Todd Moebes seemed pleased with how his team handled the situation.

"Guys are just sitting around, and you're just trying to keep them engaged. At halftime we're talking about what kind of adjustments we're going to make. You're really trying to get them relaxed. I mean it's certainly not something you look forward to, or your plan. You've just got to be flexible, and adjust as the night goes on," said head coach Todd Moebes.

The other part of the challenge Friday night was the Odessa Bronchos, who led late in the third quarter. A couple late stops by the Cooper defense, and touchdowns by Lorenzo Joe and Trey Dye sealed the win for the Cougars.

Another hard fought victory, but this time in a hostile environment.

"Any win is important. Regardless if it's at home or on the road. That's the objective is to win the football game, and our guys were able to accomplish that. Certainly it carries some momentum with it, and we're looking at it to push us into this week," said Moebes.

This week the Cougars take on their rivals, the Abilene High Eagles, at Shotwell Stadium on Friday night in the Crosstown Showdown.
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