The Coppell High School football squad was nearly flawless in all aspects in their dominating road win over Rockwall High School, 40-3, on Friday night. The Cowboys used a balanced offensive attack to take the lead early and their ferocious, suffocating defense ensured Rockwall had no shot at a comeback.
Quarterback Colby Mahon was his usual stellar self. He got Coppell on the scoreboard early with a 42-yard touchdown pass to his favorite receiver, Cameron Smith, and finished the game with 153 yards and three touchdowns on just nine completed passes. Smith had four receptions for 67 yards and two scores.
The running game was also featured heavily for the first time this season. Running back Gavin McDaniel racked up 70 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries while Luke Jenner pitched in nine carries for 46 yards and a touchdown.
The Coppell defense, for the third consecutive game, held the opponent to less than 10 points for the entire game. The Cowboys forced three fumbles and recovered all three. Rockwall quarterback Dylan Campman was only able to complete seven out of 10 passing attempts for 116 yards. Meanwhile, Rockwall running back Chris Warren had a decent night with 88 yards on 19 carries.
Next up for Coppell is a match-up at home against Garland High School on Friday, September 21. Kick-off for the game is scheduled at 7:30 p.m.