Cooper Cougars make most of shortened scrimmage against Central

The Cooper football team hit the field Friday for a scrimmage against San Angelo Central, but a late start and an early finish limited the amount of work the Cougars could get in at Shotwell Stadium.

The varsity scrimmage, which started about 45 minutes late due to bus delays out of San Angelo, consisted of special teams work and a controlled portion but was stopped before the teams could play their two live 10-minute quarters due to lightning in the area. The teams tried to wait out the storm but decided to call it a day after several more strikes reset the 30-minute clock on the mandatory lightning delay. 

Big plays marked the portion of the scrimmage that was completed Friday. Cooper opened the day with a one-play scoring drive on a pass from quarterback Aidan Thompson to receiver Daelin Campos, while Central had a couple of long touchdown runs.

While his team had its day cut short, coach Aaron Roan was pleased overall with what the Coogs got accomplished.

“We had been looking forward to going against somebody else. We’d been beating on each other for a while,” he said. “Central’s a good test, and it’s going to be good to watch film and see where we’re at.”

Abilene High and Wylie also had their scrimmages on Friday. The Eagles scrimmaged at Copperas Cove in the late morning and early afternoon, while the Bulldogs had their evening scrimmage at Odessa High delayed by weather.

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