The John Cooper School will get its shot at redemption.
With a 41-7 victory over The Austin Saints on Friday, the Dragons punched their ticket to next week's SPC 3A Championship game , which sets up a rematch of the 2018 title game.
"I am very proud of our young men trusting in a new staff, and believing in one another," John Cooper School first-year coach Erik DeHaven said. "This was a goal of ours at the beginning of the year and we are not done yet. We will attack this week just like we have the past and take it one play at a time."
The @JCS_Football team clinched a spot in the SPC Championship game with a 41-7 victory over The Austin Saints. JCS will take on @fwcd_athletics on 11/9 in a rematch of the 2018 Championship. @ConroeSports @Sideline_Club @DuncanBoone_1 @vypehouston @LSCSN @WOLsports @spcsports pic.twitter.com/YzN5Zv2Uj6
— Cooper Athletics (@JCS_Athletics) November 2, 2019
Last season, John Cooper posted a perfect regular season mark heading into the title game. The Dragons in the end couldn't complete the perfect season, falling to Fort Worth Country Day. It marked FWCD's second title in three years.
The 14-point loss stuck with the returning players, who will now get their shot to bring home the program's first-ever SPC Championship.