Cooper Football Overpowers Armstrong in Second Half
After playing to a 14-14 tie at halftime, the Cooper football team overpowered Robbinsdale district rival Armstrong in the second half to win 49-14.
Cooper’s David Connors started the game in style, returning the opening kickoff 82 yards for a score.
Armstrong answered with a Jamen Malone to Peyton Newbern touchdown pass to make it 7-7 after one quarter.
A big pass play from Joe Russell to Keith Pierro set up a Jaxon Howard one-yard touchdown on the first play of the second quarter for Cooper.
Malone and Newbern hooked up for another score through the air for Armstrong and it was 14-14 at the half.
The second half was all Cooper.
Nehemiah Ponder intercepted a screen pass and returned it for a score early in the third to make it 21-14.
Russell threw deep to Connors, who made a juggling catch after the ball was nearly intercepted and went in for a 45-yard TD to make it 28-14.
Camden Royal scored in the final minute of the quarter after the Hawks had intercepted another pass to make it 35-14.
They added two more scores in the fourth to secure the 49-14 victory.
It’s the sixth straight win for Cooper over Armstrong.
Both teams are now 2-1 this season.
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