Marauders defeat Coppell 15-7

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Marauders defeat Coppell 15-7

Head coach Kevin Atkinson celebrated with the team after their win against the Coppell Cowboys. Last week, the Marauders beat the Hebron Hawks 24-14.

Head coach Kevin Atkinson celebrated with the team after their win against the Coppell Cowboys. Last week, the Marauders beat the Hebron Hawks 24-14.

Samson George

Head coach Kevin Atkinson celebrated with the team after their win against the Coppell Cowboys. Last week, the Marauders beat the Hebron Hawks 24-14.

Samson George

Samson George

Head coach Kevin Atkinson celebrated with the team after their win against the Coppell Cowboys. Last week, the Marauders beat the Hebron Hawks 24-14.

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The Marauders beat the Coppell Cowboys 15-7 last night. The team is first in the district with a 6-1 record.

In the first half, the Marauders’ offense punted on every drive and didn’t score. The Cowboys, however, got a touchdown with about seven minutes left in the second quarter. This made the score 7-0, which stayed the same going into halftime.

In hopes of making a comeback in the second half, the Marauders put junior linebacker and running back Tyler Gainey in for the rest of the game. By the end of the night, he had 92 yards and a touchdown on ten attempts.

“It’s just part of the package,” head coach Kevin Atkinson said. “We went with Gainey and had some success.” 

With about four minutes left in the third quarter, junior quarterback Garrett Nussmeier found senior tight end Colin Sutherland to score a nine yard touchdown on the Marauders’ third offensive drive. This tied the game 7-7, which stayed the same for the rest of the third.

Neither team scored in the fourth quarter, so the game went into overtime and followed the college overtime rules. The Marauders won the coin toss and elected to receive the ball, which they ran on every play. Gainey then scored a touchdown, and after a successful two point conversion, the Marauders were put in the lead 15-7.

Coppell tried to find the end zone to keep the game alive, but senior cornerback Jaden Robinson swatted their fourth down pass to secure the win.

The Marauders will be on the road next Friday to play the Flower Mound Jaguars at 7 p.m.

“We just [have] to focus on being 1-0, plain and simple,” Atkinson said.

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