Football: Game Preview: Week 1: Lubbock-Cooper vs. Andrews (08-3

Football: Game Preview: Week 1: Lubbock-Cooper vs. Andrews (08-30-19)

Football: Game Preview: Week 1: Lubbock-Cooper vs. Andrews (08-30-19)

Kickoff: 7:00 p.m. Pirate Stadium at First United Park – Lubbock, Texas (Pregame Coverage at 6:30 p.m.)

Lubbock-Cooper Pirates (0-0, 0-0 3-5A DII)

Wichita Falls Rider Raiders (0-0, 0-0 2-4A DI)

100.7 FM The Score will broadcast the game in Lubbock as Tommy Wood (10th season) will have the call alongside analyst Andres Flores (5th season). The radio broadcast can also be heard online at www.1007thescore.com and the 100.7 The Score mobile app on all android and apple devices. Interact live with Thursday’s broadcast by following @AFloRadio on Twitter. Fans can receive final score alerts sent to their mobile device by subscribing to the Pirate Fan Club on the Double T 973 mobile app.

Lubbock-Cooper opens its 83rd season of football and first under Head Coach Chip Darden, when the Pirates host Andrews at 7 p.m. Friday night at Pirate Stadium.

The Pirates will be facing the Mustangs for the fifth time in program history. LCP won the very first meeting back in 2010, 34-28 in triple overtime. That contest was a playoff game which sent Lubbock-Cooper to the third round. The next two matchups were district games as the Mustangs won 21-20 in Woodrow. The following year, in 2013, Lubbock-Cooper won in Andrews 46-21. Last years game, another wild and crazy game in the series, the Pirates topped the Mustangs 52-50 with a game winning field goal by Junior kicker Brock Thompson.

Scouting Andrews:

The Mustangs have won 8 out of the last 9 season opening games. Last year, Andrews finished the season 8-4, 2-1 in district 2-4A DI advancing to the Area round of the playoffs. Andrews is lead by 8th year head coach Ralph Mason. Since Mason’s arrival, the Mustangs have posted a 61-24 record, including a 11-2 mark in 2016 that represented the most wins in school history since 1993. Prior to Andrews, Ralph Mason served as the offensive coordinator for 16 seasons at Muleshoe.

Friday Storylines:

  • Lubbock-Cooper comes into the season ranked 9th in the Dave Campbell Texas Football Magazine rankings for Class 5A DII. The Pirates rank 10th in the Padilla Poll preseason poll. LCP also checks in at number 9 in the AP Texas high school football rankings for 5A DII.
  • The Pirates enter Friday riding a 5-game winning streak in season openers. It is the longest streak among district 3-5A Division 2 programs. Lubbock-Cooper has not dropped a season opener since the Pirates fell at Idalou to open the 2013 season.
  • Lubbock-Cooper opens at home in the friendly confines of Pirate Stadium at First Untied Park. LCP has been dominant at home since the new stadium opened in 2010, Lubbock-Cooper is 36-10. Dating back to 2004, the Pirates are 51-25 in games played in Woodrow.
  • The Pirates have been just as impressive in home openers with a 7-2 record at Pirate Stadium. Since 2004, Lubbock-Cooper is 10-4 in games to open their home slate of the schedule. LCP is currently riding a four-game win streak in home openers since 2015.
  • The Pirates are 18-2 against non-district opponents since the start of the 2015 season.

Visit https://www.doublet973.com/category/326919/lubbock-cooper for the latest news, interviews, and scores from Lubbock-Cooper Athletics. Fans can also follow 100.7 The Score and LCP Athletics on their social media outlets by liking 1007TheScore on Facebook along with following @1007TheScore, @FootballLCP and @LCPAthletes on Twitter.

District Standings:  

  1. Lubbock-Cooper: 0-0, 0-0 (Andrews)
  2. Wichita Falls Rider: 0-0, 0-0 (@ Boswell)
  3. Canyon Randall: 0-0, 0-0 (Midland High)
  4. Wichita Falls High: 0-0, 0-0 (Chisholm Trail)
  5. Plainview: 0-0, 0-0 (@ Levelland)
  6. Abilene Wylie: 0-0, 0-0 (@ Georgetown)
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