Cooper does it on both sides of the ball
From Staff Reports

Nov. 13, 2004 - GREENVILLE - The Cooper Bulldogs scored almost as many points on defense as they did on offense in smacking Gunter, 49-14, in Class 2A, Division II bi-distrction action on Friday at T.A. "Cotton" Ford Stadium.

Cooper's Tommy Daugherty returned both a fumble and an interception 80 yards for touchdowns, and Kolt Pedersen had an 89-yard fumble return for a TD, also, as the Bulldogs got out to a 49-0 lead before Gunter scored.

Cooper running back Dewaylon Williams reached 1,000 yards exactly for the season as he ran 104 yards on 11 carries and three first-half touchdowns. The Bulldogs' other TD came on a 36-yard strike from Randee Lewis to Daniel Nichols.

Gunter actually out-gained Cooper, 458 total yards to 314, but committed five turnovers - three interceptions and two lost fumbles.

Gunter's Tanner Harris led all ground gainers with 162 yards on 29 carries.

Pederson spearheaded the Cooper defense with 15 tackles, a fumble recovery and an interception, while Daugherty had two interceptions and a fumble recovery.

The Bulldogs (9-2) advance to the area round where they will face Prosper at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Forrester Field in Dallas.

Gunter 0 0 0 14 14

Cooper 14 21 14 0 49

Scoring Summary

First Quarter

Cooper - Dewaylon Williams 4 run (Tommy Daugherty kick), 10:18

Cooper - Daugherty 80 fumble reutrn (kick)

Second Quater

Cooper - Williams 13 run (kick)

Cooper - Williams 46 run (kick good).

Cooper - Kolt Pedersen 89 fumble return (kcik good)

Third Quarter

Cooper - Daniel Nichols from Randee Lewis 36 pass (kick good)

Cooer - Daugherty 80 interception return (kick good)


Gunter - Josh Arrington 5 run (kick good)

Gunter - Nikki Strong 2 run (kick good)

First Downs 20 8

Rushes-Yards 50-312 25-226

Passes 9-15-3 146 4-7-0 88

Punts 2-31.5 0-0

Fijumbles 5-3 1-0

Pnealties 5-40 5-45

INdividual Statistics

RUSHING - Gunter: Tanner Harris 29-162, Casey Mixson, 6-64. Cooper: Dewaylon Williams 11-104, Marquis Gunn 5-67, Ron Morris Jr. 3-37.

PASSING - Gunter: Josh Arrington 7-13-3-117. Cooper: Randee Lewis4-6-88,

RECEIVING - Casey Mixson 3-45. Daniel Nichols 4-73

Defensively: Daugherty, fumble and 2 inteceptions. Tackle: Pederson 15 tackles with an interception.

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