Sports

Tue
29
Nov

Strait: “Who wants to win more?”

Twenty-eight years have come and gone since the Cuero Gobblers last won a football state championship in 1987. Cuero has reached three state championship games since then (1993, 1998, 2004). One standout player from the 1984-1987 teams remembers what it took to get there and still has a passion for Gobbler football. His name is Robert Strait.

“In the 80s, we compared ourselves to the 70s teams,” Strait recalled. “Whatever era you play in, I refuse to say any team was better than our team. I’m sure that’s how they felt in the 70s.”

 

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Tue
29
Nov

‘Ready to play ball’

Holiday season is here, and Cuero Little League has a major league style gift for their players. One of the minor leagues field is nearly through being renovated. Camps will start in January, and Cuero Little League is hard at work for the upcoming season.

 

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Tue
29
Nov

Gobblers face Navarro for fourth straight season

Cuero vs Geronimo Navarro has been part of the norm for the 4A-Division II Region IV playoffs. The teams will play this week for the fourth consecutive season, with the Gobblers winning the previous three matchups, including last season in the regional round, 25-13. The winner this year will represent Region IV in the state semifinals.

 

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Tue
29
Nov

Gobblers continue into December

Cuero faced a stiff test in the form of the Wimberley Texans during the regional playoffs last week. Wimberley’s defense held the Gobblers to seven points in the first half and evened the score early in the second half, before Cuero pulled away for the win, 28-7.

It was not nearly as decisive as the first two rounds of the playoffs, but Cuero battled and made big plays all night in key situations.

“I thought our kids just battled tonight,” head coach Travis Reeve noted. “Wimberley’s got a good program; they’ve got a good football team. I thought our kids just kept fighting, made plays when we needed to and won a big game tonight.”

 

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Tue
22
Nov

Yorktown Wildcats finish season as Bi-District Champs, Area qualifiers

Although they carried the lead the first three quarters, the Yorktown Wildcats suffered a heartbreaking 44-50 loss to the Normangee Panthers in the Area playoff game played at the Elgin High School stadium on Friday, November 18.

Quarterback Jayden Webb made the first touchdown of the night, and was followed up with scores by Wildcats Brian Metting, Cy Strieber (who racked up two) and JaMel Wade.

Normangee kicked off the game with Strieber returning the ball. Webb kept it on the next play before Strieber added another carry for a first down. Metting followed it up with another one. Wildcat Ysidro Corpus moved the ball for the Wildcats, then Webb kept it again for another first down. Strieber and Metting moved the ball and then Webb scored a touchdown with a 5-yard run with 7:42 left on the clock. Wildcat Reagan Billings added the extra-point kick, score 7-0 for the Wildcats.

 

Tue
22
Nov

Gobblers, Texans meet Friday in regional

A familiar playoff foe stands between the Gobblers and a consecutive trip to the 4A-Division II Region IV finals: the Wimberley Texans. Wimberley defeated Pearsall in the opening round before dispatching Sinton in the area round.

Cuero and Wimberley have not played since 2011 and have not met in the playoffs since 2010, but their post season bouts usually turn into impressive contests. In the eight times the teams have played since 1994, both teams have won four games. Wimberley has taken the last three, including two in 2010, one of which was the area playoff, 43-35.

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Tue
22
Nov

Gobblers shutout Crystal City for Area championship

Cuero wasted no time putting points on the board in their area matchup with the Crystal City Javelinas. The Gobblers put 41 points on the board in the first half. Once again, though, it was defense leading the way, pitching the shutout in the 48-0 victory.

Cuero had not posted a shutout since the fourth week, when they beat Gonzales, 43-0, in non-district.

“It’s great,” head coach Travis Reeve noted in regards to the shutout. “Our kids really played well to shut out a playoff opponent is huge. [I’m] really proud of our kids.” In the past couple

 

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Tue
15
Nov

Yorktown Wildcats upset Freer Buckaroos, face Normangee Friday in Elgin for Area title

It was "the perfect storm" when the Yorktown Wildcats raged into the Beeville Jones Stadium in Beeville last Friday night for the Big-District playoff game against the Freer Buckaroos. By the time the wind died down, the Wildcats had turned the Buckaroos upside down, 55-26, and are now charting their course to Area competition. The Wildcats will face Normangee in Elgin this Friday. Kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m. Wildcat Reagan Billings kicked off the action, with Wildcats Justin Lynch, Corey Pargmann and Brian Metting tackling on the Freer return. Lynch ran a runner out of bounds on the next play, with Wildcats Like Romans and Kyle Schultz defending for the team before Freer punted the ball to the Wildcats.

 

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Tue
15
Nov

‘Grit, tenacity’ take Lady Gobblers to regional quarterfinals

Triumphant season’s do not always end with championships. The Cuero Lady Gobbler volleyball team finished their season last Tuesday night, Nov. 8, in the regional quarterfinals against Orange Grove. Cuero took the first set (25-13) before Orange Grove won the next three (25-14, 25-15, 25-16). It was the first time the Lady Gobblers had qualified for the regional quarterfinals since 2010 when assistant coach Victoria Wiesman was a senior on the team.

 

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Tue
15
Nov

Gobblers advance to area, face Javelinas

Cuero Gobblers are bi-district champions for the fourth straight season after defeating the Raymondville Bearkats, 59-20, and have advanced to the area round of the 4A-Division II playoffs. Next up for the Gobblers are the Crystal City Javelinas. This will be the first ever meeting between the two south Texas programs.

 

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