District 7-6A Football Preview - Coppell
Sep 18, 2014 11:38AM ● Published by Mike
Sure, Coppell only reached the area round of the playoffs last season. But remember, the Cowboys were ranked in the top 10 in Class 5A in fell in a heartbreaker to DeSoto — the Eagles went on to reach the state semifinals where they bowed out valiantly to eventual state champion Allen. So even though Euless Trinity and Southlake Carroll are regarded as the district favorites, don’t count out Coppell. The Cowboys return numerous key starters on both sides of the ball. Offensively, Coppell is bringing back electrifying running back Charles West, who rushed 1,193 yards and 15 touchdowns last season. Fellow first-team all-district pick Skyler Bonneau is back under center after excelling in his first year as Coppell’s starting quarterback. Bonneau’s primary targets will be a pair of second team all-district selections in wide receiver Josh Fink and tight end Connor Williams. Look for defensive end Chris Biggurs and linebacker Bo Anderson to rack up tackles in Coppell’s 3-4 defensive scheme — both are highly touted recruits. Defensive back Jacob Murray, a Northwestern commit who recorded 55 tackles, nine pass break ups and one interception in 2013, will hold down the fort in the secondary along with second team all-district pick Bryce Vonzurmehlen.