Keller 41, Cooper 15 — Anything that could go wrong did for the Cougars in the first half of their season-opening loss to Keller on Friday. Cooper trailed 15-0 less than three minutes in and found itself down 41-6 at halftime of Coach Aaron Roan‘s head coaching debut.
The Coogs regrouped after a stoppage in play caused by a lighting issue at Shotwell Stadium, allowing only a Hail Mary on the final play of the first half from the 11:38 mark of the second quarter on and outscoring the Indians 9-0 in the second half. But the game was well decided by then.
Cooper finished with 281 total yards, getting 139 on the ground and 142 through the air. Daelin Campos led the offensive effort with 98 total yards (51 rushing; 47 receiving).