coppell cowboys 2013

Game No. 10 (Nov. 8, 2013) at

Rockwall Yellowjackets - 2013 Preview

 

Record: 5-4 (3-2)
Coach: Rodney Webb (first year)
Colors: Orange & White
Last Playoff Appearance: 2010 (Bi-District)
State Championships: 1963
Record against the Lobos: Longview leads 4-1
Last season: Went 3-7 overall, 2-4 in District 12-5A play
Last Week: Beat Mesquite 64-61. The Yellowjackets came back from a 16-point deficit in the fourth quarter to tie the game with Mesquite to force overtime. Rockwall kicked a 28-yard field goal in overtime to beat the Skeeters.

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coppell cowboys 2013

Game No. 9 (Oct. 30, 2013) vs.

Robert E. Lee Red Raiders- 2013 Preview

Team Website: http://tylerleefootball.com/

Record: 4-4 (1-3)
Coach: Darrell Piske (third season)
Colors: Red & Black
Last Playoff Appearance: 2010 (Bi-District)
State Championships: 2004
Record against the Lobos: Longview leads 39-14-2
Last season: Went 1-9 overall, 0-6 in District 12-5A play
Last Week: Beat Mesquite 61-54. Lee scored with 31 seconds left in the game to win.

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coppell cowboys 2013

Game No. 8 (Oct. 25, 2013) vs.

North Mesquite Stallions - 2013 Preview

Official Team Website: http://www.mesquiteisd.org/nmhs/athletics/football.html

Record: 7-1 (2-1)
Coach: Mike Robinson
Colors: Royal Blue & White
Last Playoff Appearance: 2007 (Bi-District)
State Championships: none
State Championship Appearances: none
Record against the Lobos: Longview leads 7-3
Last season: Went 2-8 overall, 1-5 in District 12-5A play
Last Week: North Mesquite suffered its first loss of the season last week to the Mesquite Skeeters. The Skeeters scored on a 48-yard pass with 1:18 left in the game to go ahead of the Stallions and win the game, 34-33.

Lobos vs. Stallions history:

2012: Win, 52-3
2011: Win, 49-13
2010: Loss, 24-14
2007: Win, 38-21
2006: Win, 35-28
2005: Win, 21-14
2004: Win, 30-13
1989: Win, 15-12
1988: Loss, 34-29
1971: Loss, 36-23

North Mesquite Players to watch:

Jersey #5 Ta'Varius Luke (RB) 5'5, 150, SR
(rushed for 204 yards last week versus Mesquite... has 1,180 yards rushing on 110 carries... 248 yards receiving on 14 catches... has scored 13 touchdowns (two on passes) this season)

Jersey #20 Corey Hunt (RB) 5'8, 200, SR
(has 898 yards rushing on 135 carries... scored 11 touchdowns)

Jersey #24 Andrew Jones (CB) 6'0, 170, SR
(committed to Northern Illinois)

Jersey #73 Dezmand Candelarie (OL) 6'3, 280, SR
(Committed to New Mexico State)

Jersey #19 Cody Williams (QB) 6'2, 175, SR
(36-of-55 passing for 648 yards... 8 touchdowns)


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Game No. 7 (Oct. 18, 2013) vs.

Mesquite Horn Jaguars - 2013 Preview

Official Team Website: http://www.mesquiteisd.org/jhhs/athletics/sport.php?name=Football

Record: 6-1 (2-1)
Coach: Mike Overton (first season)... took over this year for Rodney Webb who was coach five seasons
Colors: Red & Black
Last Playoff Appearance: 2012 (Area Round, 5A Division II)... beat Garland 56-35 in first round of playoffs... lost to Dallas Skyline, 47-28 in second round
State Championships: none
State Championship Appearances: none
Record against the Lobos: Longview leads 7-1 with the Lobos' only loss coming last season, 25-17
Last season: Went 8-4 overall, 5-1 in District 12-5A play
Last Week: Horn had its first loss of the season last week to Mesquite, 31-17. Mesquite put up 21 points on the Jaguars in the first quarter. Horn had four turnovers in the game, three with fumbles and one on an interception. Horn had 190 rushing yards on 34 attempts and 96 passing yards on eight catches.

Horn roster I cumulative player stats I cumulative team stats

Lobos vs. Horn history:

2012: Loss, 25-17
2011: Win, 38-30
2010: Win, 28-14
2010: Win, 13-8
2007: Win, 38-13
2006: Win, 30-9
2005: Win, 52-14
2004: Win, 42-14

Horn Players to watch:

Jersey #77 Conner Dyer (OL) 6’4, 275, JR
(Ranked No. 134 in the ESPN Junior 300 list... offers from Texas Tech, Texas A&M, UCLA, TCU, California, Arizona State &Stanford.

Jersey #6 Destri White (QB) 6’2, 195, SR
(has accounted for 1,870 total yards offense this season... 92-of-165 passing for 1,426 yards... 408 yards rushing on 77 attempts... thrown 17 touchdown passes... 5 interceptions... committed to Rice University)

Jersey #22 Jarrison Stewart (WR) 5'11, 185, JR
(457 receiving yards on 27 catches... four touchdowns... has offers from SMU and TCU)

Jersey #23 Justyn Oliphant (RB) 5'8, 170, SR
(492 yards rushing on 89 carries, 11 touchdowns... 9 catches for 146 yards receiving)

Jersey #52 Andrew Morris (DT) 6'2, 290, SR
(committed to Baylor, 34 tackles, 3 sacks)

Jersey #71 Jonathan Alvarez (OL) 6'3, 300, SR
(committed to Oklahoma)

Jersey #36 Jordon Harold (OL) 6’1, 205, SR
(65 tackles, 43 solo, 3 sacks)

Jersey #34 Darreon Jackson (DB) 5'11, 175, JR
(57 tackles, four sacks)

Jersey #37 Terian Braziel (LB) 6'0, 200, SR
(44 tackles, four sacks)

Jersey #35 C.J. Stallings (LB) 5'9, 205, JR
(48 tackles, 2 sacks)

Jersey #3 Del'Michael High (WR) 6’2, 180, SR
(31 catches for 513 yards, 8 touchdowns, 23 yards per punt return and scored twice on punt returns)


coppell cowboys 2013

Game No. 6 (Oct. 12, 2013) at

Rockwall Heath Hawks - 2013 Preview

Official Team Website: http://www.heathhawksfootball.com

Record: 4-2 (0-2)
Coach: Mickey Moss, sixth season
About Heath: Heath High School opened in 2005, located in Heath, Texas. It is one of two high schools that serve the Rockwall Independent School District (other school is Rockwall).
Colors: Red & Black
Last Playoff Appearance: 2012 (lost to South Garland, 31-27)
State Championships: none
State Championship Appearances: none
Record against the Lobos: Longview leads 1-0
Last season: Went 6-4 in regular season, 3-3 in District 12-5A
Last Week: Mesquite put up 39 unanswered points on Heath. Heath scored two late touchdowns to make the final score 39-14. The two Heath touchdowns were scored on a 31-yard pass and a 19-yard run by backup Hawk quarterback Ryne Randle who came in to relieve of starting quarterback Jordan Hoy who suffered a season-ending injury.

Heath roster I cumulative player stats I cumulative team stats

Lobos vs. Heath history:

2012: Win, 55-27

Players to watch:

Jersey #17, Ryne Randle (QB) 5'10, 160, JR
...entered game last week when starting quarterback Jordan Hoy suffered a season-ending injury

Jersey #6, R.J. Williams (WR) 5'10, 175, SR
...has caught 12 passes for 291 yards and scored four touchdowns this season

Jersey #20, Rico Henderson (RB) 5'11, 200, JR (questionable)
...has rushed for 488 yards on 69 attempts and score three touchdowns... but he didn't play last week against Mesquite due to injury


coppell cowboys 2013

Game No. 5 (Sept. 27, 2013) vs.

Mesquite Skeeters - 2013 Preview

Official Team Website: http://www.mesquiteisd.org/mhs/athletics/index.html

Record: 2-2 (0-0)
Coach: Robbie Robinson, sixth season. Robinson was named 12-5A Coach of the Year last season.
Record under Robinson: 27-32
Colors: Maroon & White
Notable Alumnus: Place kicker Dusty Mangum who kicked winning field goal in 2005 Rose Bowl (first time the Rose Bowl has ever been decided by a field goal as time expired)
Last Playoff Appearance: 2012, 5A Division I, Area Round
State Championships: 2001 (5A, Division II)
State Championship Appearances: 1974, 2001
Record against the Lobos: Longview leads 9-2
Last season: Went 10-0 in regular season, lost in second round to Allen, 42-28. Finished 11-1.

Mesquite roster

Lobos vs. Mesquite (since 2000):

2012: Loss, 33-7
2011: Win, 54-21
2010: Win, 35-21
2009: didn't play
2008: didn't play
2007: Win, 22-14
2006: Win, 21-17
2005: Win, 48-0
2004: Win, 35-7
2003: didn't play
2002: didn't play
2001: didn't play
2000: didn't play

Players to watch:

Jersey #3, Jalen Montgomery (LB) 5'10, 170, SR
Committed to The University of North Texas
Was named 12-5A First Team Defense last season

Jersey #31, Charles Grant (DB) SR
Returned a kickoff 102 yards for a TD in the second game of the season against Arlington Bowie
Was named 12-5A First Team Defense last season

Jersey #36, Brandon Deterville (LB) 5'10, 200, SR
Returned an INT 64 yards for a TD this season in third game versus Garland Naaman Forest

Jersey #14, Horace LeBlanc III (QB) SR
32-of-64 passing this season, 4 TDs, 1 INT
He's taking over for last year's QB Alex Cooper who was named District MVP for 2012 (Cooper was 240-of-317 passing for 3,266 yards last season)

Jersey #1, Shadavian Reed (RB) SR
Has rushed for 488 yards this season on 56 attempts, 3 TDs, averaging 8.7 per carry
Was named 12-5A Honorable Mention Offensive Player last season

Jersey #6, Octayvious Miles (WR) 5'10, 170, SR
Has caught 16 passes for 244 yards this season, 3 TDs, 15.3 per catch

Jersey #5, Robert Blythe (WR) SO
Has caught 15 passes for 155 yards this season, 2 TDs, 10.3 per catch


coppell cowboys 2013

Game No. 4 (Sept. 20, 2013) vs.

Lufkin Panthers - 2013 Preview

Official Team Website: http://lufkinpanthersports.com/category/football/

Record: 1-2 (0-0)
Affiliation: District 14-5A
Coach: Todd Quick
Record under Samsel: 10-6 in two seasons
Colors: Purple & Gold
Ranking: n/a
All-Time Record: 651-329-37 (Playoffs: 43-32-0)
Playoff Appearances: 34
Last Playoff Appearance: 2012, 5A Division II, Regionals
State Championships: 2001 (5A, Division II)
State Championship Appearances: Two: 1943, 2001
Last season: 9-4 record, lost to Plano West in the third round of playoffs, 55-52.

Lufkin Roster

Lobos vs. Lufkin (since 2000):

Lufkin leads series 10-4 since 2000

2012: Win, 45-14 (at Lufkin)
2011: Win, 24-10 (at Longview)
2010: Loss, 28-21 (at Lufkin)
2009: Loss, 28-14 (at Lufkin)
2008: Win, 45-37 (3OT) (at Longview)
2007: Loss, 16-13 (at Lufkin); and Win, 31-24 (at Longview)
2006: Loss, 44-27 (at Lufkin)
2005: No game with Lufkin
2004: No game with Lufkin
2003: (district games) Losses, 35-21 and 14-0
2002: (district games) Losses, 23-12 and 29-20
2001: (district game) Loss, 21-7
2000: (district game) Loss, 30-22

Top Lufkin prospects:

Jersey #3, Jamal Jeffery (WR) 5'10, 170, SR
Committed to Texas A&M University
1st Team All-District last year

Jersey #91, D.J. Williams (DL) 6'3, 295, SR
Has offers from Houston, Kansas, Miami, Missouri and Oklahoma.
2nd Team All-District last season

Jersey 2, Key'vantanie "KeKe" Coutee (WR) 5’10, 170, JR
Committed to The University of Texas
40 yard-dash time: 4.41
835 yards receiving with 52 catches last season
1st Team All-District last season

Jersey #78, Erik McCoy (OL) 6'4, 290, JR
Has offer from University of Houston.
2nd Team All-District last season

Jersey #10, Terry Mark (WR) 6'2, 180, JR
Has offer from University of Houston
40 yard-dash time: 4.5

Jersey 71, Dominick Hall (OL) 6'1, 275, SR
1st Team All-District last season with 87 tackles

Jersey #61, Wacey Hartman (OL) 6'2, 290, SR
2nd Team All-District last season

Jersey #10, Jamarion Houston (CB) 6'0, 185, SR


coppell cowboys 2013

Game No. 3 (Sept. 14, 2013) vs.

Olive Branch (Miss.) - 2013 Preview

Official Team Website: http://www.eteamz.com/obhsfootball/

Coach: Scott Samsel (ninth season)
Colors: Gold & Navy
Record under Samsel: 80-18 (12-6 in playoffs)
District: Mississippi High School Athletic Activities (MHSAA) 6A, Region I
Playoff Appearances: 20
Last Playoff Appearance: 2012, lost in second round (quarterfinals)
State Championships: 2011 (6A)
State Championship Appearances: Six: 1981, 1982, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011
History with Longview: Longview has never played Olive Branch
Last season: 11-2 (lost in quarterfinals to Madison Central, 27-6

Olive Branch this season (3-0):

Touchdowns: 18
Total receiving yardage: 525
Receiving yards per game: 175
Total offensive yardage: 1,250
Average offensive yardage per game: 416
Total rushing yardage: 725
Rushing yards per game: 241.7
Sacks: 5
Interceptions: 1
Tackles per game: 78.7
Fumbles/Lost: 6/4 (all in last week’s game)
Turnovers: 5
Times Olive Branch QB (Trail) has been sacked this season: 0
Penalties/Yards: 29/261

Previous seasons under head coach Samsel:

2012: 11-2, lost in quarterfinal of playoffs to Madison Central, 27-6
2011:
15-0, won 6A state championship 35-34 to Petal (only undefeated season & state championship in school history)
2010: 8-5, lost in 2nd round of 6A playoffs to South Panola
2009: 10-3, lost in second round of playoffs to Madison Central, 54-23
2008: 10-3, lost in 2nd round of playoffs to Madison Central, 50-49 (3OT)
2007: 11-3, lost in state championship game to South Panola, 43-28
2006: 12-2, lost in state championship game to South Panola, 35-13
2005:
12-2, lost in state championship game to South Panola, 26-0
(Interesting note: South Panola won MHSAA State Championship in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 & 2010)

Top Olive Branch prospects:

Jersey #7, Ross Trail (QB) 6’2, 200, JR (questionable to play versus Longview)
40 yard-dash time: 4.75 seconds
Trail through three games:
35-of-60 for 525 yards
4 touchdown passes, 1 INT

Jersey #4, Alfred Dickens (LB) 5’11, 200, SR
Committed to Ole Miss
40 yard-dash time: 4.45 seconds
Ranked #19 in Rivals.com Mississippi Preseason Top 20 (all players)

Jersey #1, Dontavis Bruce (RB & slot receiver) 5’9, 170, JR
40 yard-dash time: 4.4
Dontavis Bruce did a little bit of everything for Olive Branch, Miss., in the Conquistadors' opener with Ridgeway. In Olive Branch’s first game this season versus Ridgeway (Memphis), Dontavis Bruce set a school record with 378 all-purpose yards (157 yards rushing, 117 yards receiving and 104 yards on returns in a 38-22 victory). He also scored two late game-clinching touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving.

Jersey #5, Fred Walls (LB) 6’1, 220, JR
Offered by Ole Miss. No commitment yet.

Jersey #2, Bradley McCurdy (DB) 5’10, 170, SR
Has 14 tackles through three games (4.7 average, 5 solo


coppell cowboys 2013

Game No. 2 (Sept. 7, 2013) at

Marshall Mavericks - 2013 Preview

Official Team Website: http://etsupersite.com/

Coach: Clint Harper (first season)
Colors: Red & White
District: 14-4A
Playoff Appearances: 29
Last Playoff Appearance: 2010, Bi-District Finalist
State Championships: 1990 (5A, Division I)
State Championship Appearances: 1990, 2004, 2005
History with Longview: This will be the 103rd meeting between the two schools. Longview leads the series, 56-41-5. The Lobos have a 13-game winning streak against the Mavs. The last time Longview lost to Marshall was in a district game in 2000, 38-28.
Last season: Marshall was 1-9 with its only win against Pine Tree, 49-29.

Last five games versus Longview:

2012: Longview won, 48-0
2011:
Longview won, 30-0
2010: Longview won, 31-9
2009: Longview won, 47-30
2008: Longview won, 50-21


coppell cowboys 2013

Game No. 1 (Aug. 31, 2013) vs.

Coppell Cowboys - 2013 Preview

Official Team Website: http://www.coppellcowboys.com/

Coach: Joe McBride (41-8 in 3 seasons... 6-3 in playoff games)
Colors: Red & Black
District: 6-5A (Region I)
Playoff Appearances: 11
Last Playoff Appearance: 2012, 5A Division I, Area Round
State Championships: None
State Championship Appearances: None
History with Longview: This will be the second-ever meeting with Longview.  Coppell won last year, 41-8.
Last season: Coppell was 11-1 (5-0 in district), lost in quarterfinals, 42-14, to DeSoto.

Previous seasons under head coach McBride:

2012: 11-1 (5-0 in district), lost in quarterfinals, 42-14, to DeSoto
2011:
6-4 (3-4), didn’t make playoffs
2010: 13-1 (7-0), lost to Euless Trinity, 41-40, in quarterfinals
2009: 11-2 (4-1), lost to Arlington, 31-29, in regionals
2008: 8-4 (3-2), lost to Allen, 56-28, in area

Top Coppell prospects:

Jersey #90 Solomon Thomas (DE) 6’1, 260, SR
(Ranked as No. 5 DE in the nation in the ESPN 300, has offers from more than 30 major college programs)

Jersey #25 Blake Mahon (TE) 6’6, 225, SR
(Ranked 25th best TE in the nation in the ESPN 300, verbally committed to Baylor, had two catches last year for 30 yards)

Jersey #53 Bill Weber (OL) 6’5, 290, SR
(As a junior in 2012, Weber helped pave the way for 4,000 yards of offense and and 11-1 season earning 5-5A First Team All-District honors).

Jersey #18 Adam Centers (K, P) 6’0, 180, SR (ranked as the No. 6 kicker nationally in the ESPN top 300, kicked 7 FGs and 43 extra points last season).

Jersey #11 Troy Parker (WR, DB) 5’9, 165, SR
(had one reception last year for 13 yards)

Jersey #15 Chris Adkins (DB) 6’1, 185, SR

Jersey #20 Collins Okotcha (LB) 6’1, 215, SR

Jersey #4 Gavin McDaniel (RB/WR/CB), 5’9, 170, SR
(led the Cowboys in rushing last season with 950 yards on 167 attempts, scored 5 TDs, averaged 5.7 YPC).

Jersey #37 O’Niel Mbakwe (LB) 6’1, 210, SR

Jersey #86 Connor Williams (TE) 6’4, 250, JR

Jersey #1 Charles West (RB) 5’9, 170, JR
(was second leading rusher for Coppell last year as a sophomore with 627 yards on 115 carries, 7 TDs, averaged 5.5 YPC)

Jersey #7 Chris Biggurs (DL) 6’3, 235, JR

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