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C-P Eagles look to halt Cowan, Tigers

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COMO — The Como-Pickton Eagles evened their overall record at 1-1 after a 47-13 loss to Ore City last week and have been hard at work preparing for the Leonard Tigers (2-0).

The Tigers will be running in high gear after a 50-0 homecoming win over Celeste fueled by the fleet feet of quarterback Will Cowan. Cowan was a preseason offensive MVP pick for District 11-2A by Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine.

Tiger head football coach Shane Fletcher is a promoter of the aerial game, and it showed in the second half of Friday's game.

“He may be a promoter of throwing it, but they are a lot better at running it,” said C-P head football coach Paul Tullis. “Cowan's feet are more dangerous than his arm. He is good.”

Leonard racked up 470 total yards rushing against the Blue Devils. Last season, the Eagles also fell 39-12 to the Tiger power. Last week, Eagle senior James Carter rushed for 105 yards on 11 carries even though he did not score. The scoring came by Eagle sophomores Trevor Cagle with a 50-yard reception and Tanner Brumley's score as he slid over the goal line.

“Offensively, we have really worked on the line coming off the ball and staying on blocks. Ore City was very athletic and has a great team,” said Tullis. “We made some good plays, but we could not put enough good plays together to win. We have to be more consistent.”

Fletcher believes that C-P “stumped their toe against Ore City,” according to recent reports. He did not believe that he could judge the Eagles' performance against the speed and talent that the Rebels have.

“We have to play a great game to give ourselves a chance to win,” said Tullis. “The great thing about football is you get to go and play to decide the outcome.”

Tullis gave no count to the polls putting the Eagles as 40-point underdogs again.

Other area District 13-2A match-ups will be Alba-Golden at undefeated Simms Bowie (picked by 40), Caddo Mills (picked by 31) at Quinlan Ford, undefeated teams Cooper at Mount Vernon (picked by 17), Grand Saline hosts undefeated Mineola (picked by 12), two undefeated teams face off - Lone Oak (picked by 12) hosts Godley, Quitman hosts Frankston (picked by 35), and Winnsboro is open.

 

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