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Cooper Rushes Past Arlington Lamar, 45-24

The Cooper's potent rushing attack helped push the Cougars past Arlington Lamar in the area round of the playoffs Friday night.
The Cooper's potent rushing attack helped push the Cougars past Arlington Lamar in the area round of the playoffs Friday night.

Lamar would jump out to an early 7-0 lead on their opening drive. Then Cooper running back Trey Dye went to work, and helped usher the Cougars right down the field. He would then cap it off with a short touchdown run to tie the game at 7-7.

After a stop by the Cooper defense, the Cougars would turn to a different running back. This time it would be Skyler Wilson getting the Cougars in scoring position, but they would settle for a field goal to take their first lead of the game.

A long run at the end of the first quarter by Dye would set up another touchdown by the BYU commit, and make it a 17-7 Cooper lead.

By the end of the first half the Cougars would take a 24-14 lead into the break, and Dye would finish the half with 237 yards rushing.

Dye would cool off in the second half, and finish just 24 yards short of the school rushing record.

At the same time, Cooper quarterback Lorenzo Joe would take advantage of the extra attention on Dye. He would bust out several long runs in the second half; including a 50 yard touchdown run to help seal the Cooper victory.

They would go on to win by the final score of 45-24, and advance to the next round.

The Cougars will have to wait until Saturday to find out if they will play either Lewisville Hebron or Cedar Hill.
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