I hope it's not to early to start talking about this. Next Friday Grande Stadium!! Don't know much about this Abilene team only that they have a pair of receivers that are well above 6'0 tall. Any insight predictions thoughts!
Congrats to all EP teams that are headed towards the next round and good luck El Paso's got your back! #GoCanutillo
MaxPreps has a complete bracket all the way through Finals at AT&T Stadium in mid December.
Don't worry about the next opponent. Teams that won yesterday should be celebrating and enjoying the glorious moment.
Saturday or Monday back to work.
Cooper beat Frendship during the season. Eagles will have to play a far better game then they did last night in order to advance.
Canutillo players are not the biggest or fastest but they play with a lot of heart, passion, and most of all pride for their school and the city, and for that reason they are the only team in ELP that has a good shot of going to State!
What about Squeaks? (inside joke for irrelevant conversations)
Congrats to La Cate, but this is football on a slightly higher level.
When they lose be honest and tell all why they loss. I know what I see.
Why r they gonna play in Midland if they need to meet half way and Abl.cooper is 2 hours closer then canutillo???????
Anyone have any insight on cooper and what kind of game they play??
I am all for the teams and hope they win but I know what I see when I watch the Eagles. They have done well but I see where they will have serious problems. Not hating just being realistic about the team.
Good luck Eagles!!!! No regrets,leave it all on the field!!!!
Cooper is a wide open spread offense, good athletes and speed at the skill spots...they use the pass to set the run up generally....their receivers aren't super tall but most will be in the 6'0 range....they aren't great defensively...if Canutillo can control the tempo they have a good shot....you dont want to get into a shootout with Abilene Cooper...that's their game
The bigger they are, the harder they fall. 6'3" Sullivan nearly lost his mind after repeatedly getting hit. Eastlake's studs were limping but still played hard. Canutillo has to come out and control the clock. #8 is getting into rhythm with the line and will come out to play as always. Our defense will bend but not break. Since when has Canutillo backed down or been scared of big guys?
I totally forgot about Royal he is a tall one..saw him last year in Rd 1 against Caprock.....he's their big outside guy...not near as good as the kid from Ennis a couple yrs back but still decent...I dont remember the Hatter kid he must not have been a factor when I saw Cooper...
From what I hear Canutillo does not do well with faster teams. Stopping a D1 RB on a weak team is not a good assessment. Several average teams stopped the Parkland (EP). As for Canutillo, the QB will look for one WR. The offense is geared on a read option with a GT pull. That's as deep as it gets. A speedy aggressive defense is a challenge for them. The O Line is average. It looks like their CBs play too far off the ball. Perfect for underneath routes that can set up other options as the game goes on. I don't think Canutillo has faced a very good team yet. Abilene Cooper may test them. Cooper is not a good defensive team!
If Cooper is not a good defensive team, better the reason to be optimistic. If the offense is able to move the ball and score by wearing down their defense, the Canutillo defense will rest. A rested Canutillo is dangerous. They will make plays. I will agree that the secondary plays off the ball as to not give up the big play. And they will give the opponent the ability to run short intermediate routes. But if the going gets rough, the defense will be more aggressive. As was the case with their previous opponents, Parkland, Eastlake, and Burges. They all had a chance at the end but the Canutillo defense found ways to show them up and finish games.
If Moya was 100% and good to go in this game against Cooper I would say Canutillo wins this game by 10 or 15 points but since that is not the case Cooper will beat Canutillo by 25 points.
Offensively Cooper scored the second most points on Abilene that anyone else has all season long which the most was Central (but we saw what Central did to Abilene to start the season and to Franklin last week) yet the Cougar defense gave up more points against Abilene than anyone else in Abilenes pre district schedule. Cooper is still capable of winning the low scoring or close games because thats what happened against Frenship (28-25) and their 4-5A district mates Lubbock Monterey (24-17) and Lubbock Cooper (26-13) who also are in the Area round then lost in the final game to Lubbock Coronado 40-27 before handling Dumas comfortably last week. All four playoff teams from 4-5A are in the Area round.
Oops I was supposed to go back into invisible mode
Keep em coming Ironsides I appreciate the 411 me and my boys have been watching videos and looking at stats so any info is appreciated!
Good luck Canutillo...defense, defense, and more defense will get you the win!
Burges scored nearly 30 points on Canutillo so I say Abilene Cooper will score easily over 40 points on Canutillo. Question is will Canutillo be able to score over 40 points on Abilene Cooper?
Canutillo has scored over 40 points only 3 times all season against weak El Paso teams and they barely did it 42 points against Socorro (0-10), 45 points against Hanks (0-10), and 48 points against Horizon (3-7).
Canutillo's offense better show up or else it's going to be a long long long night for Canutillo's defense.
Eagles CBs are not fast and do not cover well. Cooper will throw and if the CBs are isolated with Cooper's WR it can be a long night. Eagles CBs are not fast going up field.
Paperboy GO read The Enquirer and you first-team, your team was probably the first one out.LOL
You are very ignorant. Watch and learn! Hick wannabe ball player parent.
Lol if you make it far in the playoffs, maybe u will play the Bearcats of Aledo. We will see who goes home. We have seen your team. U are Undefeated but no worries😉. Come get some!
You are one of those pretend people. Lol. If you have seen us and you are from out of town that means you are worried. Good thing Canutillo kids are not intimidated by anyone. Anything can happen any given Friday!