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2011 5A Abilene Cooper Cougars Preview – Texas High School Football

Team: Abilene Cooper Cougars

District: 3-5A

Coach: Toby Moebes (1st year at Abilene Cooper); First head coaching job

Read about Coach Spradlin going to Temple

Last Years Record: 11-2 overall 4-1 District

2010 Games:
vs Wichita Falls Rider (9-5) (W 40-21)
vs Austin Westlake (6-5) (W 35-31)
at San Angelo Central (5-7) (W 55-21)
at Lubbock (0-10) (W 43-0)
vs Lubbock Coronado (3-7) (W 56-21)
at *Midland Lee (6-4) (W 56-52)
vs *Odessa Permian (4-6) (W 34-27)
vs *Odessa (5-6) (W 45-8)
at *Abilene (9-4) (W 45-28)
at *Midland (11-2) (L 35-42)

Playoffs: Division II Regionals
vs Arlington Lamar (5-6) (W 41-6) Bi-District
vs Amarillo Tascosa (6-6) (W 36-17) Area
vs Denton Guyer (13-3) (L 7-55) Regionals

Returning Lettermen: 24

Returning Starters: Offense: 3 Defense: 6

Key Players:
* QB Clayton Nicholas Honorable Mention All-State (TSWA) & TOP 20 QB 3003 passing yards 30 TDs
* DL Garrison Railsback 51 tackles 6 sacks
* WR Derek Randle
* WR John Patrick
* WR JR Anthony Pierson
* DB JOsh Bowman 81 tackles 4 INTs

LSG District Ranking: #1 (District 4-5A Champion....just ahead of state ranked #27 Midland)

LSG Region Ranking: #9

LSG State Ranking: #23

Notes:
The Cougars are looking to make another strong run this year. They will depend on QB Nicholas more than ever this year. Look for them to go to at least the Regionals again.

History:
* 31-18-1 vs. Abilene
* all time record: 310-223-12 57.98% 545 games
* Playoff Appearances (20) 1967,1969,1971,1979,1992,1993,1994,1995,1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2007,2008,2009,2010

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: 37-23

Last 10 year record: 73-42

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By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
www.lonestargridiron.com

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