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SAN ANGELO–Piracy is defined as an act of robbery; it can include acts committed in the air, on land, etc or on a shore. Friday night the Pirates of Lubbock Cooper raided the Lakeview Chiefs through the air and on a land called San Angelo Stadium by a score of 59-20.

The Chiefs and Pirates had a world of differences coming into the district opener. First, Lubbock Cooper's state ranking was 91st; Lakeview's ranking was 658. Second, the Pirates came in with a season record of 4-1 while the Chiefs were 2-4. Third, the Pirates' roster had 63 players compared to the Chiefs 35 on their roster; hence the lopsided score.

The Pirates scored early and often at will from the outset. Lubbock Cooper quarterback, Jarret Doege, scored from the four-yard line in the first quarter; after the PAT, it was Pirates 7, Chiefs 0.

When the Chiefs couldn't do anything with their first possession, Doege was again involved in the Pirates scoring as he threw a touchdown pass to Kyle Reedy. The score came with 9:05 left in the first quarter, making it 14-0 Pirates.

During the Chiefs next possesion, on fourth down, the ball goes over the punter's head and he recovers it at the two-yard line with Lubbock Cooper taking over.

The Pirates get a touchdown pass nullified on a penalty and have to settle for a field goal, making it Lubbock Cooper 17, Lakeview 0 with 5:24 left in the first quarter.

Lakeview still can't get anything going on their possession, so on fourth down the Pirates' defense breaks through to block the punt recovered by Joey McKenzie.

The Pirates score from 18 yards out to make it Lubbock Cooper 24, Lakeview 0 and that's how the first quarter ends.

Costly mistakes continue to plague the Chiefs as they lose another fumble by Donald Bowman. The fumble comes in the second quarter that Pirates turn into points as Seth Watts scores from 32 yards out to make it 31-0.

The Chiefs continue to be their own worst enemy as on first-and-ten from their own 25-yard line, quarterback Henry Nickias tries to pitch-out the ball to Bowman, but a Pirate linebacker deflects the ball and it's recovered by the defense. The Pirates' offense cashes in that chip to score their 38th point.

On the ensuing kick-off, a Chiefs player misjudges the ball at the two-yard line, it goes into the end zone; as he attempts to pick up the ball, coming out of the end zone he stumbles at the two-yard line, fumbles it going back into the end zone where the Pirates special teams unit recovers; with the PAT good, Lubbock is thrashing Lakeview by a score of 45-0.  

With the Chiefs' offense stonewalled during the first half by the Pirates defense, they end up coming up short on their punt with the Pirates getting the ball in excellent scoring range. 

Doege again pulls the trigger as he throws a touchdown pass to one of his receivers; After the PAT, it's Pirates 52, Chiefs 0 with 4:29 left before the half.

After Lakeview gets the ball, the Chiefs finally score on this drive. On second and six from their 44-yard line, fullback, Zoe Rodriguez, on a quick hitter up the middle, scores a 56 yard touchdown run. After the PAT, it's Pirates 52, Chiefs 7 with 2:27 left before the half.

The Pirates on their final possession before the half can't get points so the half time score ends up being 52-6 in favor of Lubbock Cooper.

The second half scoring comes in the fourth quarter as Lakeview tacks on two touchdowns with Lubbock Cooper scoring one, to make it a final, 59-20.

With the district opening win, Lubbock Cooper is 1-0 while the Chiefs are 0-1. Next week, Oct. 16, the Chiefs have an open date.

Much like the Chiefs who lost a heart-breaker a week ago, the Central High Bobcats experienced the same thing as they lose their district opener against the Eagles 34-21 at Shotwell Stadium in Abilene. The Bobcats return home next week, Oct. 16 to play the Midland High Bulldogs.

In other area scores, it was Wall 63, Jim Ned 14; Ballinger 61, Coahoma 7; Sonora 49, Grape Creek 15; Crane 21, TLCA 14; Brady 58, Early 0; Menard 22, Bronte 0; Roscoe 48, Miles 7; Van Horn 32, Eldorado 21;  McCamey 28, Christoval 21; Mason 48, Centre Point 0;  Johnson City 34, Junction 20; Robert Lee 64, Eden 20; Paint Rock 54, Brookesmith 26; Borden County 60, Water Valley 12; Sterling City 60, Rankin 12; Rochelle 50, Veribest 0; Santa Ana 54, Blackwell 6;