Game Preview: Week 11 Lubbock-Cooper vs San Angelo Lakeview (11-10-17)
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. 100.7 The Score
Lubbock-Cooper Pirates (5-4, 1-3)
San Angelo Lakeview Chiefs (0-9, 0-4)
The Lubbock-Cooper football team has lost three straight games for the first time since 2009. Last week the Pirates and Plainsmen put on an offensive output with 96 combined points and over 1,000 yards of total offense. Junior quarterback Brenden Mehl played his best game of the season, completing 37 of 52 passes for a season high 392 yards with 3 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. Head coach Max Kattwinkel was pleased with the offensive effort and the unit’s ability to not turn the ball over. The Pirates got huge games from a couple of wide receivers and one that recently came back from being injured in Zyketh Campbell. Campbell caught 11 passes for 125 yards with a touchdown, and Cole Carter made 13 catches for 95 yards and a touchdown. The Pirates won last year’s game; the previous two games have been played in San Angelo. Lubbock-Cooper leads the all-time series 3-0. Lubbock-Cooper still needs a win to clinch a playoff spot in district 4-5A. Playoff seeding in the district has all but been locked in, Coronado and Monterey will be 1 and 2 in region 1 5A division 1 while Abilene Cooper will be the 1st seed in region 1 5A division 2. A LCP victory over Lakeview will give the Pirates the 2nd seed in division 2 and a possible match up with the Dumas Demons could be in store. The Last time Lubbock-Cooper did not make the playoffs was in 2012 when LCP was in 3A, the Pirates went 6-4, 2-3 that season.
San Angelo Lakeview: The Lakeview Chiefs are coming into week 11 winless on the season with a 0-9 record. The Chiefs tough season began earlier on in the year when long time head coach Doug Kuhlmann left the program in late July to take an assistant coach position at Austin Westlake. With two-a-days starting in less than a month and the beginning of the football season not too far off, Hector Guevara was hired as the new head coach/campus athletic coordinator at San Angelo Lakeview. Coach Guevara was previously at Bovina ISD located 90 miles southwest of Amarillo. Guevara has been on the Bovina High School campus since 1998, most recently serving as the school’s athletic coordinator and head football coach since 2006. Bovina has been a perennial playoff team, advancing to the post-season in 7 of the past 11 years. Twice, he’s taken Bovina to the 3rd round of the playoffs. The Chiefs are led by 3 year starter Henry Nickias, who on the season has thrown for 1,826 yards which ranks third in district 4-5A. The senior has thrown 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. San Angelo will look to hurt Lubbock-Cooper’s hopes of making the playoffs. A lot needs to happen for LCP to miss out of the playoffs but the Chiefs will look to play spoiler. Scenario: Lakeview will need to upset the Pirates and Lubbock High will need to defeat the Monterey Plainsmen when they square off on Friday night.
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District 4-5A Standings: Bold indicates clinched playoff berth
1. Coronado: 9-0, 4-0 (@ Abilene Cooper)
2. Abilene Cooper: 7-2, 3-1 (Coronado)
3. Monterey: 5-4, 3-1 (@ Lubbock High)
4. Lubbock-Cooper: 5-4, 1-3 (San Angelo Lakeview)
5. Lubbock High: 2-7, 1-3 (Monterey)
6. San Angelo Lakeview: 0-9, 0-4 (@ Lubbock-Cooper)
District 3-5A Standings: Bold Indicates clinched playoff berth
1. Dumas: 8-1, 6-0 (Amarillo)
2. Amarillo: 6-3, 6-0 (@ Dumas)
3. Randall: 5-4, 4-2 (@ Palo Duro)
4. Palo Duro: 2-7, 2-4 (Randall)
5. Hereford: 5-4, 2-4 (@ Caprock)
6. Plainview: 3-6, 2-4 (@ Canyon)
7. Caprock: 3-6, 1-5 (Hereford)
8. Canyon: 2-7, 1-5 (Plainview)
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