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Wolfforth Frenship Holds Off Abilene Cooper in Top 15 Matchup

Tyler Lloyd threw for a touchdown and ran for another, and Lance Ratliff kicked a 32-yard field goal as the 10th ranked Wolfforth Frenship Tigers held off the #15 Abilene Cooper Cougars 16-10 in a District 4-4A game Thursday night at Shotwell Stadium.

The Tigers (9-0 overall, 4-0 district) scored 10 points on their first two drives of the second half to overcome a 7-6 halftime deficit. Ratliff kicked a 32-yard field goal at the 7:44 mark of the third quarter, and Lloyd threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Landon Lamb with 57 seconds left in the third quarter.

Cooper (5-4, 3-1) cut the lead to 16-10 on Stephen Greene's 29-yard field goal with 8:32 left in the game.

The Cougars had a chance to pull out the victory. After Will Ford blocked Ratliff's 22-yard field goal attempt with 2:36 remaining, Cooper got the ball at its own 3-yard line. But Khaeer Sonnier fumbled after picking up 13 yards to the Coogs' 27 on a pass play from quarterback Ryan Heslep.

The Tigers were then able to run out the clock for the victory.

The Tigers can now claim the district title with a victory at home against #202 San Angelo Lake View next week

Cooper will play at #150 Plainview next week.

Both teams had clinched a playoff berth and will play in the Division I bracket.

Preston Dotson led Frenship with 89 yards on 17 carries. The Tigers rolled up 233 yards on the ground, and Lloyd threw for 143 yards.

Frenship 16, Cooper 10

Score By Quarters:

Frenship 0 6 10 0--16
Cooper   0 7 0   3--10

Second quarter
F -- Tyler Lloyd 7 run (kick failed), 11:53
C -- Khole Jackson 14 pass from Ryan Heslep (Stephen Greene kick), 2:50
Third quarter
F -- Lance Ratliff 32 FG, 7:44
F -- Landon Lamb 14 pass from Lloyd (Ratliff kick), :57
Fourth quarter
C -- Greene 29 FG, 8:32
Stats
Frenship Cooper

First downs               23           9
Rushes-yards       53-233    29-94
Passes                     143          67
Comp-Att-Int         8-12-0    6-8-0
Punts-Avg.              1-19       4-39.7
Fumbles-Lost          2-0          1-1
Penalties-Yards      3-15        5-25

Individual statistics
Rushing -- Frenship, Preston Dotson 17-89, Ross Jackson 15-65, Alec Birchfield 4-30, Tyler Lloyd 12-28, Steven Llanas 1-10, Bryan Seicks 2-7, Landon Lamb 1-4, Dallas Croyle 1-0. Cooper, Kendrick Powdrill 8-49, Khole Jackson 9-39, A'mon Pimpton 3-4, Ryan Heslep 6-4, Will Ford 2-2, Jevon Powers 1-(minus 4).

Passing -- Frenship, Tyler Lloyd 8-12-0--143. Cooper, Ryan Heslep 6-8-0--67.

Receiving -- Frenship, Ratliff 3-80, Birchfield 2-19, Jordan Richburg 1-22, Lamb 1-19, Asheton Hastings 1-3. Cooper, Khaeer Sonnier 2-24, Tommy Bowman 2-23, Jackson 1-14, Jamail Lowry 1-6.

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