Dragon Football Wins Season Opener Volleyball Takes Two, Cross Country Boys First At Invitational
Results from the week of September 28
VARSITY VOLLEYBALL Dragons Win Two, One a 6A Opponent
9/23 vs. Incarnate Word • 3-0 W 9/30 vs. Conroe High School • 3-2 W
Next up for Dragon Volleyball: Oct. 6 vs. Concordia Lutheran, 5 p.m. Oct. 8 vs. Houston Christian, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 9-10 at Houston Open Tournament, Houston Skyline Volleyball
VARSITY FOOTBALLDragons Win Season Opener
10/2 vs. Lutheran South • 56-13 W
Coach Erik DeHaven: The John Cooper School Dragons were victorious over the Pioneers of Lutheran South Academy Friday night by a score of 56-13. The Dragons struck first with a pick six by pre-season greater Houston top 100 LB Jake Peterson. The Pioneers struggled to move the ball all night against a gang tackling Dragon defensive unit that accounted for 14 points. The Dragons spent the night in the Pioneer backfield with six sacks, hauling in three interceptions and one forced fumble for a touchdown. The Dragon offense was also up for the task, using multiple formations to rack up 424 yards of total offense on the night. Senior QB Kaedyn Sullivan was locked in, throwing for 159 yards on 10 of 12 with four touchdowns. Sophomore WR Kielar Sullivan blew up for three TD and Junior WR James Masciola had one as well in his Dragon debut. The Dragon offense ran the ball well too, rushing for 265 yards, two touchdowns, with junior RB Jaxson Pierce carrying the load with seven carries for 135 yards.
Dragon Defense: LSA Rushing Yards: 32 Rushes – 81 Yards LSA Passing Yards: 76 Yards LSA Total Yards: 157 Total Yards Dragon Offense: Total Yards- Total–424 Passing–159 Rushing–265
Players of the Game: Co Team MVP • Kaedyn Sullivan 10-12 passing for 159 yards 4 TD’s and 1 rushing TD Co Team MVP • Jake Peterson 6 rushes / 62 yards / 1 TD / 10 Tackles / 1 Sack / 1 INT / 3 TFL Defensive MVP • Gamble Reed: 6 Tackles / 2 Sacks / 3 TFL Offensive MVP • Jaxson Pierce: 7 Rushes / 135 yards / 18.7 Avg Special Team MVP • Owen Baadsgaard – 3.5 Tackles on Kick Off
Program Record: JV Football • 2-0 Varsity Football • 1-0
Next up for Dragon Football: Oct. 9 at Houston Christian, 7 p.m.
VARSITY CROSS COUNTRYDragons Host Dragon Invitational, Boys Take First
9/26 host Cooper Dragon Invitational Boys 1st •• Girls 3rd
Boys 1st Place overall Will McDermott • 2nd (9:49.8) Vishnu Swaminathan • 3rd (10:22.0) Zac Winton • 5th (10:37.8) Drew Wilkerson • 8th (10:46.4) Nathan Seamans • 11th (10:55.3)
Girls 3rd Place overall Katie Drake • 6th (12:33.3) Megan Day • 9th (12:34.0) Chloe Smith • 16th (13:01.3) Rebecca Melin • 17th (13:02.1) Caitlin Lanigan • 18th (13:04.9)
Next up for Dragon Cross Country: Oct. 10 at The 40th Maverick Ramble at Spring Creek Park, 11:30 a.m.
The John Cooper School is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory day school. Our mission is to provide a challenging education in a caring environment to a diverse group of select students, enabling them to become critical and creative thinkers, effective communicators, responsible citizens and leaders, and lifetime learners.