Head coach Del Van Cox and his Abilene High Eagles are looking to rebound this week, and a couple of players you can expect to lead the way are Griffin Cooke and J.D. Duggar.
The defensive linemen are two of the best on the 2018 Eagles.
Coach Cox says their leadership on and off the field are why they standout.
Duggar said, “I think you just have to take pride in it. You have to take pride in everywhere you go, you represent Abilene High football. That’s just a really big and great thing in this town, everybody knows the Abilene Eagles. So really just take pride in being a leader, take pride in the right thing, and really just representing for your team.”
Cooke added, “I enjoy it. I love playing with all my friends. I don’t really consider myself to really be in that role, I just like to go out there and play and try to do what’s right.”
Cooke and Duggar lead the Eagles back to the metroplex to take on undefeated Haltom on Friday.
Haltom won last year’s meeting by one point.