Cooper takes over first in 16-2A
From Staff Reports

Oct. 16, 2004 - DEKALB - The Cooper Bulldogs took over sole possession of first place in District 16-2A with a 33-13 win over the DeKalb Bears Friday night .

Coach Lance Angel's team is now 6-1 on the year and 4-0 in district play and will host Prairiland next Friday night with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

On Cooper's opening possession of the game, DeWaylon Williams scampered 45 yards to paydirt for the early 7-0 lead. Tommy Daughtery nailed the PAT good.

DeKalb answered back behind strong running from Cordero Betts on a 10-yard run to tie the game at 7-7 following Luke Anderson's PAT.

With 10:11 remaining in the second quarter, Marquis Gunn powered in from 6 yards out to give the Bulldogs a 13-7 lead heading into the locker-room.

Betts scored his second touchdown of the game in the third quarter from 1 yard out to tie the game at 13-13.

Cooper answered back as the duo of wide receiver Daniel Nichols and quarterback Randee Lewis connected for the ninth time this season on a 7-yard strike. Daughtery booted the PAT good.

Nichols caught touchdown number 10 of the season with 5:38 remaining in the contest. Daughtery nailed his third PAT good.

Williams then rounded out the scoring with a 5-yard run with under two minutes remaining for the 33-13 final.

Williams ended the game with 18 carries for 133 yards and two touchdowns for Cooper, while teammate Gunn had 11 carries for 96 yards and one touchdown.

Lewis went 12-of-19 for 144 yards in the game, while Nichols was the leading receiver with eight catches for 119 yards.

Nichols now has 41 catches for 603 yards and 10 touchdowns in seven games.

DeKalb's Terrant Gannaway had 19 carries for 82 yards, while Betts finished with 19 carries for 71 yards and two TDs for the Bears.

Defensively for Cooper, Kolt Pederson had a team-high 19 tackles, along with 12 from Keiston Morris, and 11 from Kyle Thompson.

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