Copperas Cove's Elijah Delacruz (4) runs 41 yards to set up the Bulldawgs' first touchdown during the season opener Friday against Burleson at Bulldawg Stadium.

Elijah Delacruz waited for the moment. More importantly, he worked for it.

Copperas Cove’s running back opened his senior season Friday night by putting on an impressive performance, posting more than 200 all-purpose yards and recording a pair of touchdowns.

Contact Clay Whittington at clayw@kdhnews.com

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