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Chase Morales has been selected in an online public poll as the Paris Regional Medical Center Red River Valley Athlete of the Week.

These are the five candidates for the Paris Regional Medical Center Red River Valley Athlete of the Week award, which is based on performance from the past week. Voting is open on theparisnews.com and will remain open until 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

It was a matchup between two Red River Valley rivals Friday night as the Honey Grove Warriors made the short drive to Cooper to take on the Bulldogs in a pivotal district game. Ultimately, it was the Bulldogs who won it easily, 47-14, behind a big second half.

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District play is now in full swing for Red River Valley football teams, and across the region, local teams are preparing themselves for their Week 8 opponents.

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Just six minutes into the Friday night game between the Rivercrest Rebels and Cooper Bulldogs, the Rebels were firmly in the driver’s seat and it looked like a runaway, blowout victory might be in the works. However, that did not end up being the case.

The Cooper Bulldogs began district play with a bang on Friday, as the team earned a convincing 32-9 victory over Celeste with strong play on both sides of the ball.

Under normal circumstances, the Cooper Bulldogs would have faced off against Detroit Friday night. But due to the Covid-19 pandemic these are not normal circumstances, and the game was canceled after a Cooper student tested positive for the virus.

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Friday night’s football game between the Cooper Bulldogs and the Detroit Eagles has been canceled after a Cooper student was confirmed to have contracted Covid-19.

The Cooper Bulldogs started strong against Collinsville on Friday, but were unable to sustain their momentum and ultimately lost to the Collinsville Pirates in a 40-33 battle.

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The University Interscholastic League has announced modifications to its 2020-21 UIL calendar and updated Covid-19 risk mitigation guidelines, set to take effect Aug. 1.

COOPER — In the boys game, the Prairiland Patriots were able to get out to and early lead and hold off Cooper early, then put the Bulldogs away late to secure their first district win. Prairiland won the game in Cooper by a final score of 59-36.

LEONARD — The Cooper Bulldogs suffered their third district loss in a row, this time at Leonard by a final score of 35-7.

COOPER — The Cooper Bulldogs came off a 20-6 defeat in a battle at Blue Ridge, returning home to face Whitewright. Looking to bounce back, Whitewright surprised Cooper early, and withstood a strong third quarter from the Bulldogs to hand Cooper its second loss in a row by a final score of 28-13.

COOPER — With the unpredictable Texas weather cooperating on a nice, homecoming night in Delta County, the stage was set for a showdown between a pair of Red River Valley teams with 1-0 district records in the Chisum Mustangs and Cooper Bulldogs, who were playing on their homecoming night.