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Those who want to argue every game in Texas is a big game got a little more ammo for their argument Friday night when two top Texas teams were upset.
In Allen, Lewisville Hebron upset state ranked Allen, 35-28.
In Abilene they'll be talking about Cooper, which ran over its cross-town rival Abilene High, 45-28.
ALLEN - The upstart Hebron Hawks had playoffs on their mind. Without a win over the state ranked Allen Eagles, the Hawks had no chance at postseason play. On the road the Hawks kept their playoff chances alive by downing TheOldCoach.com's fifth ranked team in the state 35-28.
Hebron stunned the capacity crowd at Eagle Stadium by handing the Eagles their first district loss since 2005 and its first home loss since falling to Euless Trinity in 2008.
Hebron improved to 6-3 overall and remained tied in the district standings with Flower Mound Marcus for third place. Hebron and Marcus square off next week in the district finale in a game with huge playoff repercussions.
The Eagles drop to 8-1 and are tied with Flower Mound, a 56-42 winner over Lewisville, in the district standings at 5-1. Flower Mound hosts Allen next week with the winner taking district championship bragging rights.
The Hawks compiled 642 total yards of offense, including 355 yards on the ground, against the Eagles. Senior running back Damien Delaney rushed 14 times for 171 yards and a score, while quarterback Kyle Aubuchon chipped in an additional 97 yards on 21 carries.
Aubuchon also completed 18-of-27 passes for 287 yards and three touchdowns.
Allen was paced offensively by junior running back Jonathan Williams who rushed for 228 yards on 18 carries with two touchdowns. Williams started the night by putting the Eagles ahead early on a 30 yard run.
Hebron answered all night to each score of the Eagles. The lead changed four times and with 6:07 left in the fourth, Hebron gained the 35-28 edge.
On a fourth-down play with 1:32 left in the game inside the Hawks 20 yard line it was a fumble by Allen running back Jonathan Williams that left the Hawks with the win. The Williams fumble was recovered by freshman Jamal Adams, son of former NFL first round draft choice George Adams.
Eagle quarterback Alec Morris was held below his season average passing yardage with only 179 yards in the air completing 13 of 29 attempts.
ABILENE- Abilene Cooper (9-0, 4-0) remained undefeated and in position for an outright district crown after knocking off state champions and cross-town rival Abilene High 45-28.
In front of a SRO crowd at Shotwell Stadium the Cooper Cougars snapped a six game losing streak to the Eagles (6-3, 3-1) while staking claim to city bragging rights.
Abilene High's Ronnell Sims ran for three touchdowns and threw for another and got the games first touchdown, following a Cooper fumble, a one-yard touchdown run.
Quarterback Clayton Nicholas did most of the damage for Cooper, completing an amazing 27 of his 30 passes for 349 yards and two touchdowns. Thirteen of those completions were hauled in by Khole Jackson, who had 145 yards receiving. Five others went to Derek Footer, who had 131 yards receiving and two TDs. The Coogs also got 129 yards rushing and three TDs from Alford Cooper.
Cooper shut out the Eagles in the second half, allowing just 47 total yards and three first downs. Herschel Sims was able to only pick up 125 yards on 15 rushing attempts.