Written by Matt Wixon
Mesquite Horn coach: Mesquite is ‘best team we’ve played since I’ve been at Horn’
Mesquite improved to 6-0 on Friday with a 56-41 victory over Mesquite Horn, and when I was talking with Horn coach Rodney Webb today, he had some high praise for the Skeeters.
“I think Mesquite is the best team we’ve played since I’ve been at Horn,” said Webb, who has been Horn’s coach since 2008. They’ve got a chance to do something special.”
Horn has played some very good teams with Webb as head coach, including some very strong Longview and DeSoto teams in recent years. Horn advanced four rounds in the 2010 5A Division II playoffs before losing to Longview.
Mesquite could be on its way to a deep playoff run, especially if senior quarterback Alex Cooper stays red hot. Against Horn, Cooper completed 26 of 35 passes for 429 yards and two touchdowns with one pick. He also rushed 17 times for 92 yards and three touchdowns.
For the season, Cooper has completed 151 of 199 passes (76 percent) for 2,111 yards and 15 touchdowns with only two interceptions.