The Eagles enter this year's Crosstown Showdown at 1-4, and coming off a tough loss to district leading San Angelo Central. Just like their other previous losses turnovers and miscues were a big reason for the Eagles downfall.
They are hoping to clean those up before taking on the Cooper Cougars at Shotwell Stadium on Friday night.
"You have to stay positive. You have to stay the course. Things haven't fallen our way. We've put the ball on the ground way too much. We've given the other team way too many opportunities. At sometime when you stop doing that on a consistent basis, then you start winning.It really is just that simple. Turnovers have killed us all year long, and we've just got to stop doing it," said head coach Steve Warren.
Another key to the game could be if the Eagles can get off to a hot start against the Cougars.
"It's always great to have a great start, especially in this game. That calms the nerves a little bit, the kids are always excited and hyped up and things like that. Obviously a fast start would be great," said Warren.
Abilene High and Cooper will kick-off the latest edition of the Crosstown Showdown on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at Shotwell Stadium.