John Cooper Dragons Finish Season Home Games With Football and Volleyball Victories

By: Lynn Boeding
| Published 10/20/2019

Jake Peterson, a junior at The John Cooper School
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THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Dragons Finish Season Home Games With Football and Volleyball Victories.

VARSITY FOOTBALL

10/18 vs. Trinity Valley* • 21-20 WIN
The Dragons won 21-20 to go 6-2 on the season. The Dragon offense had 57 plays for 305 yards with 185 yards on the ground. Thomas Elkhoury had 14 rushes for 97 yards, averaging 6.9 yards per carry. Jake Peterson had 16 rushes for 56 yards and two touchdowns. The play of the game was when Thomas Elkhoury threw to QB Kaedyn Sullivan for a 33-yard gain, putting the Dragons in position for the game-winning touchdown. On special teams, Jake Peterson had a blocked extra point and Gamble Reed had a blocked punt and recovered the fumble. The Dragon defense held Trinity Valley to 42 total yards in the second half and created two turnovers. Senior LB Cameron Reed had one forced fumble and one interception in the second half alone.

Coach Erik DeHaven: Our team showed tremendous heart and determination. We never hit the panic button and kept grinding. Our players and coaches believe in one another and that is a tremendous formula for success. Our seniors continue to build on the foundation of this program and their blood, sweat, and tears will never be forgotten just like those who have come before us. I am a proud coach!

Players of the Week:

Team MVP: Jake Peterson • 16 rushes / 56 Yards / 2 TD's / 1 Blocked Extra Pt / 5 tackles

Offensive MVP: Thomas Elkhoury • 14 rushes / 97 Yards / 1 pass 33 yards

Co- Defensive MVP: Cameron Reed • 5 tackles / 1 INT / 1 Forced Fumble

Co- Defensive MVP: Will Corson • 7 tackles - Taking double teams all night long

Special Team MVP: James Araya • 100% PAT - Great kicks all night

Scout Team Offense: Peyton Wagner

Scout Team Defense: Patrick Wilkins

Next up for Dragon Football:

Nov. 1 at Austin Saints*, 7 p.m.

VARSITY VOLLEYBALL

10/17 vs Kinkaid* • 3-0 WIN

Coach Ray Hedden: The win against Kinkaid was a special one. We got to celebrate the win while the seniors played their last home game at Dunlap gym. I am very proud of what the seniors have done for our program. Valerie (McKeever) and Yasmin (Sebastiany) have added to the leadership and contributed in so many ways. I am especially proud of Hailey (Huettel) and Anna Claire (Adam) as these were the first freshman I coached at Cooper–to watch them grow through the program has been a blessing. Tonight’s sweep of Kinkaid (3-0) was a great way to celebrate their tenures!

3-1 in conference play

Next up for Dragon Volleyball:
Oct. 22 at Awty International*, 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 24 at Houston Christian*, 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 29 at St. John’s*, 5:30 p.m.

VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY
Next up for Dragon Cross Country:
Oct. 26 at SPC South Zone Championship, St. Andrew’s Episcopal
Nov. 9 at SPC Championships, Spring Creek Park, Tomball

*Conference game

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