The previous two editions of this game have been compelling: in 2013, Idalou won 21-20.
In 2014, after a redistricting that also saw Idalou classified as 3A and Cooper moved up to 5A, the Pirates won an away game, 43-22.
Cooper’s most recent scrimmage came against Coronado while Idalou scrimmaged both Muleshoe and Levelland.
The Widlcats are currently without standout fullback and middle linebacker Ty Nichols. Nichols has received attention from Kansas State, Wyoming, Northern Arizona and Abilene Christian University, among others.