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C-P opens district; Cumby hosts homecoming

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Big games are on tap for  two county schools this week in football.
    Cumby will host Quinlan Boles for homecoming while Como-Pickton opens district play on the road.

Boles at Cumby
    Homecoming activities are planned Friday at Quinlan Boles comes to town facing Cumby for the homecoming tilt set at Frazier-Lawrence field.
    Cumby, 1-4, for the year, is fresh from a 27-0 win over Trenton in their last outing.
    It was the first win of the season for Cumby and head coach Tom Dracos.
    “There are not very many times that I get emotional, but win the kids gave me the game ball I almost cried,” Dracos admitted. “You never realize how hard you work for that moment until it happens.  It was a pretty overwhelming feeling.  Now that the first one is under the belt we are working hard for number two.”
    The coach continued, “Boles is coming in undefeated and are very big and athletic.  Their kids play very hard and it will be a war on Friday. Our kids are excited about the game and are staying focused with all of the homecoming activities.”
    The Harris Rating Service has Boles listed as a 30-point pick. The Hornets are 5-0 and averaging 47.6 points per game, allowing just 5.6 points.
    Boles,  5-0 for the season, are off to a terrific start picked fourth in preseason publications.
    The Hornets opened the year, winning 59-0 over Lake Country Christian; they blanked Union Hill, 55-0 and shutout Trenton, 53-0. Boles won over Gateway Charter Academy, 36-14 and drubbed Detroit, 35-14.

Como-Pickton at Cooper
    The Como-Pickton Eagles fly over to Cooper for a 7:30 p.m. meeting at Bulldog Stadium.
    The game is the district opener for both squads.
    Como-Pickton is 0-5 and still scoreless for the year. The Eagles lost their first two games to Mildred and Harmony by identical 60-0 scores. C-P then lost 62-0 at Winona and fell 66-0 at home against Leonard.
    Last week the Eagles had a bye week.
    “We had a very good week of practice during the off week,” said Conley Bland, Como-Pickton head football coach. “The district appears to be strong, with Cooper and Edgewood playing well and Clarksville has lost some games, but they have a very athletic team and I'm sure they will rebound in district play. Cooper is very good with a lot of speed and they do things well, both offensively and defensively.”
    Cooper comes into the game ranked No. 3 in the Class 2A, DII Harris Poll , averaging 47 points a game.
    The Bulldogs won 42-7 over Farmersville to open the year. They defeated Commerce on the road, 41-13; Cooper beat Mount Vernon, 48-6. The last two weeks have been impressive 51-0 and 56-0 wins over Prairiland and Chisum.
    The Bulldogs are also averaging 483 total yards per game.
    Top Cooper running backs are Jermey Mims and Damarcus Robinson.  Both backs are averaging over 11 yards per carry and have more than 600 yards rushing each in five games.




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