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Cook makes comeback against Detroit

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CUMBY — It needs to be all about the ground game, and that is what the Cumby Trojans perfected with 341 rushing yards gained in when they pronounced a 49-20 victory over Union Hill last Saturday.

The Trojans (1-1) will face off with the Detroit Eagles (0-1) at Eagle Stadium tonight. The key to stopping the Eagles will the running abilities of the Trojans, or at least that is what worked for the Buffalo Bison two weeks ago. The Bison took at 50-22 win over Detroit on their own field with a new coach, Stuart Proctor, at the helm. Proctor was formerly the head coach at Shelbyville after a stint at Winnsboro as Steve Pinnell's defensive coordinator.

But the Eagles have had a week to figure out where they went wrong with an open week this past week, and the Trojans were busy getting a well-needed win on Saturday instead of resting. Will that matter? Probably not. The Trojans are picked by eight points over the Eagles in recent polls.

Trojan quarterback Timmy Cook will be returning tonight after a knee injury shifting Michael Morris back to the line according to head football coach Ed Perez.

Detroit is at the bottom of the stack for District 17-1A mainly due to a lack of numbers in the program. They are lumped into a tough district with competition like Maud and Big Sandy. The playmakers to watch are 5-9, 160-pound free safety Deon Patt combined with senior quarterback Chaz Dickerson. Dickerson has an arm, completing 40 and 50-yard passes and rushing for 58 yards against the Bison.

“They have some talent,” said Perez after seeing film. “If we let them lose, they could really hurt us. That is why we enter the game with respect for our opponents.”

Perez's Trojans out gained Union Hill 341-268 in total yardage. “We have been working on the same stuff. We work defensively on tackling drills every week. We are really getting in a routine,” Perez added.

In Saturday's game, Morris was 1-of-7 passing for 30 yards and one TD. Receiving was Alx Olker with a 30-yard TD and rushing for 15-yards. Leading the rushing attack was Morris with 26 carries for 197 yards gained and four TDs. Daniel “Cancun” Degetau had six carries for a gain of 47 plus a 50-yard interception and a TD. Rodney Hobbs ran six times for 41 yards, Brandon Heer had two for 19 (with one interception), Levi Wooten was two for 18 yards, and Kobie Hodgdon gained four yards on a single carry.

Degetau was 4-for-4 on points after kicked and booted both field goals from 40 and 33-yards and completed one two-point conversion.

"They are a play action team. They are going to try to run right at us," said Perez on Detroit. "It will be a test of our defense. We are going to have to be ready."

The Trojan JH team scrimmaged and the JV team took a 15-14 win against the Eagles Thursday.

Others in District 14-1A football action include: Celeste at Dallas A+ Academy, Dallas Gateway Charter hosts Itasca, Fruitvale is open, Quinlan Boles at Dallas Life Oak Cliff, and Wolfe City at Bogata Rivercrest.




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