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Dallas-area No. 2 Coppell keeps rolling, allows just 75 yards in win over Hebron
Defense holds Hebron to just 29 yards on the ground as Coppell remains perfect
CARROLLTON — No. 2 Coppell put together an impressive encore Friday night to follow up its win against top-ranked Allen.
Coppell, which was idle last weekend, gave up just 75 total yards in a 29-3 victory against No. 13 Hebron in a District 5-5A opener.
Hebron averaged 1.04 yards per carry and gained only 29 yards on the ground. It punted seven times, surrendered a safety in the second quarter and found itself in the red zone just once.
“I think it’s the best defense we’ve ever gone against,” Hebron coach Brian Brazil said.
Coppell (6-0) ranks second among area 5A teams in total defense, and its opponents are averaging just 9.6 points per game.
The defensive line kept Hebron quarterback Carson Proffitt on the move for most of the night. William Udeh, Solomon Thomas and Luis Carreno all recorded one sack, and Proffit threw for just 46 yards.
Hebron (3-3) tallied only seven first downs, and its first didn’t come until five minutes into the second quarter.
Joel Carlos kicked a 36-yard field goal late in the third quarter for Hebron’s only score.
“Eleven guys have to play well when something like this happens,” Coppell coach Joe McBride said of his defense. “We’ve got good players, they care about defense and they want to be good.”
Coppell ran the ball 11 times to open the game, capped by Jacob Logan’s 2-yard touchdown run. Seven different players recorded at least one carry, and Gavin McDaniel led the way with 118 yards.
The win gave Coppell the fast track toward a district championship. Hebron entered Friday night as the only other team in the district with a winning record. Coppell’s remaining opponents entered with a combined 6-14 mark.
“Our goal is to be the best defense in the state,” Thomas said. “That’s what we want to do, so we’re just going to keep working to get better.”
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