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MOJO Outlast Cougars in Memorable Match Up

Permian needed a victory, and they clawed and scratched until the final horn against the Abilene Cooper Cougars.
Permian was coming off a 43-7 loss to the high octane offense of the San Angelo Central Bobcats, and welcomed in another dynamic offense in Abilene Cooper to Ratliff Stadium on Friday night. To slow down Lorenzo Joe and the Cougar offense seemed like a tall task for this young, inexperienced MOJO squad, but they delivered.

Or they delivered when it mattered most. Permian scored a touchdown to take a 54-47 lead with less than two minutes remaining in the game. Lorenzo Joe led his troops down the field, and Cooper scored with less than ten seconds left and were an extra point away from tying the game and going to over time.

But Cooper head coach Todd Moebes had other plans. His arsenal includes a dual-threat QB in Joe that is committed to play college football at the University of Texas. So you might as well put the Panthers away and go for two was his thought.

The MOJO defense had other plans. This young, resilient group stood Joe up short of the goal line, and held their helmets high as they won the game 54-53 and remained alive in the 2-5A playoff race.

Permian head coach Blake Feldt broke down his thinking when Cooper decided to go for two, saying "What we wanted to do before the two-point play though is to see how they were going to line up. That's when we called timeout right after they got into their offensive set and looked and see what they were gonna try and do and made the timeout and made some adjustments over there and then Michael Whitfield made a fantastic play to get them stopped at the end of the game."
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