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2010 LSG Preview — Abilene Cooper Cougars

Team: Abilene Cooper Cougars

District: 3-5A

Coach: Mike Spradlin (4 years) 26-21 at Abilene Cooper; 26-21-0 overall record

Last Years Record: 9-4 overall 5-0 District

2009 Games:
vs FW Wyatt (3-7) (W 56-7)
at Saginaw Boswell (7-4) (W 38-28)
at Abilene (15-0) (L 37-49)
vs Garland (9-2) (L 30-34)
at Lewisville Hebron (4-6) (L 42-45)
at *Hereford (11-2) (W 20-14)
vs *San Ang. Lake View (2-8) (W 62-14)
vs *Big Spring (10-3) (W 21-18)
at *Wolfforth Frenship (7-5) (W 21-7)
vs *Plainview (2-8) (W 48-3)

Playoffs: Division I Regionals
vs Dumas (4-7) (W 52-14) Bi-District
vs EP Del Valle (9-3) (W 51-41) Area
vs Denton Guyer (13-2) (L 34-57) Regionals

2010 Schedule
27-Aug vs. Wichita Falls Rider 7:30
3-Sep vs. Austin Westlake 7:30
10-Sep @ San Angelo Central 7:30
16-Sep @ Lubbock 7:30
24-Sep vs. Lubbock Coronado 7:30
8-Oct @ Midland Lee 7:30*
15-Oct vs. Odessa Permian 7:30*
22-Oct vs. Odessa 7:30*
29-Oct @ Abilene 7:30*
5-Nov @ Midland 7:30*

Returning Lettermen: 21

Returning Starters: Offense: 7 Defense: 7

Key Players:
QB JR Clayton Nicholas
RB Alford Cooper 818 rushing 277 receiving 12 total TDs
RB Davon Riddick 868 yards 15 TDS rushing 200 yards 2 TDs receiving
WR Khole Jackson 41-597 3 TDs
WR Khaeer Sonnier
OL Matt Freeman
OL Anthony Evans
DL Jamar Renfro
DL Joe Dillard
LB Josh Robinson 96 tackles 5 sacks
LB Ty Robinson
DB Josh Bowman 38 tackles

Notes:
* Moving back up to 5A back into the Little Southwest Conference district
* All 4 of their losses in 2009 was to current 5A teams
* Expect the Cougars to go 6-4 or 7-3 behind a strong running game and get that 3rd or 4th playoff spot
* Once in the playoffs, they should only go one or two rounds

History:
17-9 during their 2 years at 4A but went 24-28 in the previous 5 years at 5A where they are back at now 4-6, 5-6, 8-5, 9-4 under Spradlin
30-18-1 vs. Abilene but have now lost 6 in a row
all time record: 307-222-12 57.86% 541 games
Playoff Appearances (19) 1967,1969,1971,1979,1992,1993,1994,1995,1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2007,2008,2009

Championship History: (2) 0-2
1967 Austin Reagan 20, Abilene Cooper 19
1996 5A Division II - Austin Westlake 55, Abilene Cooper 15

Last 5 year record: 30-27

Last 10 year record: 72-44

By: Michael Wright & Chris Doelle
Lone Star Gridiron
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