ABILENE – Cooper High School is a finalist for the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Community Connection School of the Year award presented by Suddenlink.

Earlier this year, longtime Cooper teacher and radio “Voice of the Cougars,” Jimmy Pogue, was recognized for his service to the Cooper community on a special Zoom call and was presented with the Community Connector Award during Cooper’s home game vs. Granbury.

As a finalist for the state award, Cooper is competing against 14 other schools for the crown, and the school with the most online votes wins a $2,500 donation.

Voting runs through Friday, Jan. 21, and it’s up to each school and community to rally the vote to lift Cooper top the top. Cooper is currently third in the voting. Other schools in the running for the state award are Amarillo Tascosa, Andrews, Canyon, Georgetown East View, Huntsville, Leander Rouse, Lindale, Lubbock Coronado, Melissa, Montgomery, Paris, Rockwall-Heath, San Angelo Central, and Sweetwater.

You can cast your vote here: https://www.texasfootball.com/static-page/?url=community-connector-school-program-presented-by-suddenlink