John Cooper Football look to continue hot start

By: Carlos Gosselin, Woodlands Online Sports
| Published 09/11/2018


THE WOODLANDS, Texas-- The Woodlands John Cooper School Dragons are in the Southwest Prep 3A, and after two wins in a row to the Cooper Dragons are looking to take down Bay Area Christian Academy Aldine who have started their season 0-2 after losing two close games against Danbury and St. John XXIII. Going into the season Coach Brent Landrum and his Dragons are looking to rewrite history since their 2014 seasons. Dragon football is relatively new to The Woodlands scene, but when you win the shine will always follow. The Dragons are starting out to their best start in a long time and will be taking on the Bay Area Christian Academy
at John Cooper High School this Friday night.

After their 51-13 victory over well known Legacy Prep Christian Academy, the Cooper Dragons are looking stronger than ever. Going into the season with two wins in a row, Coach Brent Landrum and his Dragons seem to be stirring the 3A Prep rankings. The Cooper Dragons notably haven’t seen an above .500 record in school history, but this season already projecting more wins than the last four years. Notable players to keep an eye on for the Cooper Dragons are Matt Krenbriel (Middle Line Backer), Banner Chapman (Nose Guard), Evan Minarovic (Quarterback) who registered seven touchdowns offensively, Thomas Elkhoury (Wide Receiver) caught two touchdowns last Friday and Logan Leax (Wide Receiver) caught two touchdowns in Fridays game.

The Bay Area Christian Academy Broncos play in the TAAPS Division III District 4 and have had a deep history of success at the academy. The Region Champions in 2007, 2013. District Champions from 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2012. Les Rainey is the man behind the helm and trying to follow greatness from where Coaches D.Pennye and C Jones left the program has been a task at hand. For the last three years, the Broncos record has totaled their school record to 8-15. The Broncos look on to improve on their tough 0-2 start, by taking on the Cooper Dragons who started the season 2-0. Will be a real test for both teams, in the past more for the Cooper Dragons, who haven’t had a winning season in their existence, but with early success and early decline, the true destinies will showdown, Friday night at Cooper High School. Notable players to keep an eye on for the Broncos are Jackson Collins (Quarterback), Michael Dunn (Wide Receiver), Christian McDonough (Wide Receiver), Ethan Grumbles (Corner Back), Mike Morris (Tackle), and Tanner Pool (Center).

Coming up next, the Broncos face the Cooper Dragons (The Woodlands, TX) in a non-league battle, on Friday, September 14, at John Cooper Stadium. Bay Area Christian Academy Broncos will attempt to advance on its 0-2 season record. The Cooper Dragons enter the battle with a 2-0 record after their 51-13 win against Legacy Prep Academy.

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