Offensive MVP from last year's state game enjoying new role this year

Published: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 01:27 PM.

"We’ve got great linemen, great receivers and great running backs," said Cooper, who threw for 248 yards and rushed for another 98, accounting for four touchdowns against Orange. "I thank my team every time I get a chance to because they really make some holes."

Cooper said preparation to reach the state title game started just after last year’s 38-6 championship triumph over West Rowan.

"We’ve been waiting on this day since Dec. 6 of last year," he said. "We’ve been preparing for this game all year, and now we’re back."

He knows Concord (13-2) is a serious threat.

"There’s no sorry teams in the state championship," he said. "They’ve worked hard all year, and we’ve worked hard all year. Let the best team win."

And he believes that team will be the Rams.

"If we do our jobs and play the way we’re supposed to play," he said, "we’ll come out with a win." 

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