The Cooper boys’ basketball team’s District 4-5A game against Wylie, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday at Cougar Gym, will go on as scheduled, Cooper coach Bryan Conover said Thursday morning.
The decision comes on the heels of Cooper postponing its game against Lubbock Coronado on Tuesday because of COVID-19 protocols on the Cougars’ team.
The game, originally the Coogs’ second district game this season, has been rescheduled for noon Saturday at Cougar Gym.
Conover expects to be without two or three players, including at least one starter, out of nine on the varsity for this weekend’s games.
“We’ll have enough to play,” Conover said. “We’ll be missing some guys, but we’ll have to suck it up and go out there.”
Ironically, Abilene ISD had just re-opened its schools Tuesday, after shutting down on Friday because of COVID-19.
Cooper, the defending district champion, is 14-7 overall and 1-0 in district. Wylie (14-11, 2-0) and Lubbock Monterey (13-10, 2-0) join the Coogs as the only unbeaten teams in league play.
Monterey beat Coronado (12-11, 0-1) in its district opener Jan. 14.
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