Cooper and Coronado switch roles in district title finale

ABILENE, Texas - It all comes down to Thursday night in Abilene for the Cooper Cougars - a district title share is on the line as the 9-0 Coronado Mustangs look to end their season with an outright title.

It's almost a complete role reversal from a year ago when these two teams met. Cooper was unbeaten in district 4-5A and just needed a win to take it all for themselves, before Coronado won at home in a 40-27 ball game to take a share of the title.

Now, its Cooper with one loss in district, hoping to return the favor against the unbeaten Mustangs in a battle of high octane offenses. And while Cooper's attack is pretty balanced with Tyrees Whitfield on the ground and a mixture of weapons in the air including Myller Royals and Daelin Campos, so too is Coronado.

"Even though those passing stats are pretty gaudy, they really run the ball well too," said Cooper coach Todd Moebes. "So it's not just the fact they can beat you throwing the ball, they can beat you on the ground too."

Both eager to get a regular season-ending win.

"It's the same opportunity except the roles are reversed," said Moebes. "You know, they were hungry and desperate to be able to get a share of the district championship and I hope our guys are too."

Kick-off at Shotwell Stadium is slated for 7 p.m.