FEATURE: Roan, Cooper football team taking COVID challenges in stride

If he was one to dwell on the negative, Cooper coach Aaron Roan could find plenty to dislike about this COVID-challenged football season. 

The coronavirus pandemic that has left no team in Texas unimpacted has given him and his Cougars more reason than most to complain.

But if you’re waiting on Roan to vent his frustration or make excuses over the disruptions and distractions this virus has caused, you don’t know the Cooper coach very well.

Entering Friday’s game at Saginaw with a shorthanded roster just a week after having his second game of the season called off due to COVID complications, Roan remains his usual upbeat self. And while there are certainly things about this season he’d change if he could, he’s choosing to focus on what his team can take away from this experience rather than what — and who, in some cases — it has taken away from his team. 

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