The Cisco Loboes got 177 yards from Colton Kent on just 10 carries, and that proved to be enough to end the championship dreams of the Leonard Tigers, who lost to the Loboes 55-6 on Saturday in the Class 2A Division II state football semi-finals.
Cisco (15-0) will face Refugio in the state finals at AT&T Stadium on Thursday, and Leonard finishes the season with an 11-4 record after reaching the semi-finals for the first time.
“We had a great season and I am very proud of these young men,” Shane Fletcher, head coach of the Leonard Tigers, said Saturday.
After finishing 13-1 and Regional Champions in this year’s football season, the Cooper Bulldogs laid claim to many accolades in the All-District selections for District 8-2A, Division II.
Darmarcus Robison, a senior at Cooper ISD, was unanimously selected as District 8-2A, Division II’s Most Valuable Player for this year’s gridiron season. Robinson finished his senior season with 2,211 rushing yards (averaging 13.3 yards per carry), 31 (29 rushing) touchdowns and five two-point conversions.
The Cooper Bulldogs look to continue their undefeated season and the Leonard Tigers have a rivalry rematch as two teams from the KETR listening area continue in high school football playoff action this weekend.
Cooper (12-0) will travel to Royse City for a game against Scurry-Rosser (12-0) Friday.
Leonard (9-3) will face S & S Consolidated (12-0) in Allen Saturday.
Cooper and Leonard would face each other in the quarterfinals on Dec. 6 if they each advance past their respective regional matchups.