The Cooper Cougars and Abilene High Eagles have been rivals ever since the school’s opening. The city of Abilene is split in support by a set of railroad tracks. Those to the north side of the railroad support Abilene, those to the south support Cooper. Each year, the two teams meet for one football game, known as the “Crosstown Showdown”. The game draws tens of thousands of people to Shotwell Stadium, and has filled the stadium to maximum capacity. The rivalry between the two schools goes back to 1961. Since then, Cooper leads the series with a 32-23-1 record versus Abilene. However, the Eagles were able to win last year’s game with a final score of 20-13.
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