Sports

Tue
24
Nov

Gobblers take down Warhorses in area playoffs

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero feasted on the ground once again and shut down the Devine Warhorses’ running game, en route to a 55-21 area championship. Elex Martinez carried the load with 273 yards on seven carries and five touchdowns and one passing touchdown.
 
“Our defense has taken on an identity of being stingy,” coach Travis Reeve said. “They certainly came out and had another great performance again tonight.”
 
The Gobbler defense held Devine to 219 total yards and only 86 rushing (8 in the 1st half) on 40 carries. The Warhorses had averaged over 360 yards per game with their ground attack.
 
Martinez made the most of his seven carries, finding the endzone five times and also tallying an interception on the defensive end in the second half. Everything was clicking for Cuero, and the senior signal-caller was having a career game.
Tue
24
Nov

1970 Gobbler coin toss remembered

Former players, coaches and friends of the 1970 Cuero Gobbler football team assembled in Nixon Nov. 13 to remember the coin toss that took place at the Bobcat Drive Inn in that city on Nov. 13, 1970. Coach Lanny Havemann, a witness to the actual event, recalled the events of that night.
 
The Gobblers had defeated the Gonzales Apaches, 28-0, earlier in the evening to finish in a three-way-tie for the championship of the East Zone of District 14-AAA with the Floresville Tigers and the Samuel Clemens Buffaloes. District 14-AAA settled ties for playoff positions by means of a coin toss. The Cuero coaches won that toss and the team subsequently defeated the Kerrville Tivy Antlers, Gatesville Hornets, Gregory-Portland Wildcats and Ennis Lions before falling to the Brownwood Lions at Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium on Dec. 19, 1970. This was the first of the 10 Gobbler teams that have advanced to the finals of Texas High School Football.
Tue
24
Nov

Wildcat kennel Dogs at area contest 28-14

By Glenn Rea
Publisher

“That was a good team you beat tonight,” said Coach Ty Robinson Friday night in San Antonio. His Yorktown Wildcats had collected Reg. 4 Area title defeating La Pryor 28-14.

It was a hard fought game but the Cats were able to wear the Bulldogs down in the final quarter for the win.

Yorktown showed its tenacity early. After forcing La Pryor to turn the ball over on downs late in the first quarter, the Cats took charge on a 9 play 64 yard drive that ended with a touchdown run by Cy Strieber. The two yard scamper was followed by a two-point run by Strieber to put the Cats up 8-0.

The Bulldogs made a statement in the second quarter needing only 5 plays to travel 63 yards for their first points. About half of that distance came on a touchdown pass of 31 yards. The try for extra points failed. Yorktown was still ahead 8-6.

Tue
17
Nov

Lady Gobblers hang on, defeat Industrial in basketball season-opener

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Despite two starters being injured and a late comeback attempt, the Cuero Lady Gobblers basketball team held on for a season-opening victory over the Industrial Cobras, 51-46 on Thursday night, Nov. 12.
 
“It’s always great to start off the season with the W,” coach Amy Crain said. 
 
Cuero quickly jumped ahead to a 4-0 lead before Industrial scored nine of the next 11 points and would lead, 18-10, after the first quarter.
 
Crain said, “First game jitters, we started out a little slow, I was proud of the effort of the girls, then we got into a rhythm that second quarter.”
 
The three-pointer was alive early for the Cobras, taking them to their first quarter lead and allowing them to set up their full-court press which caused trouble for Cuero to get through at times.
 
Tue
17
Nov

Cuero to face Devine in area playoffs

A trip to the regional round of the state playoffs will be on the line when Cuero faces the Devine Warhorses (10-1) this Friday night. After defeating the Port Isabel Tarpons, the Gobblers will face a Warhorse team which has only lost one game this season to Laredo LBJ.
 
Cuero and Devine last met in the opening round of the 2010 playoffs in Floresville with the Gobblers narrowly coming out on top, 29-28. Cuero was only one year removed from a near trip to the state championship when they last battled Devine. Pouring down rain forced a long delay in this contest, and a stop by the Gobbler defense on a two point conversion attempt cemented the win on the final play of the game.
 
Tue
17
Nov

Pregame: Yorktown may have advantage over La Pryor

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View
 
Yorktown Wildcats (9-2) will have their gridiron area championship game against the La Pryor Bulldogs (11-0) Friday, Nov. 20 in San Antonio at the South San Antonio ISD Bobcat Stadium.
 
The Bulldogs have out scored their opponents 507 to 125 and none of the games played were close. This indicates they have not had too much pressure against their offense.
 
According to Yorktown coach Ty Robinson the Bulldogs run a split back rear, multiple down hill running offense. They have a simular philosophy to Yorktown of getting three to four yards per play.
 
Tue
17
Nov

11 Lady Gobblers named to District 26-4A All-District for volleyball

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
All-district awards have been announced for District 26-4A with many athletes from the Lady Gobblers earning accolades including junior Martina Stavinoha as co-offensive MVP.
 
Academic all-district selections included Grace Andrews (freshman), Abby Bridges (junior), Mia Knetig (senior), Mary Kate Krueger, (senior) Stavinoha (junior), Kaleigh Patek (junior) and Kaelen Sievers (senior). To qualify for the academic all-district team, student-athletes must have a 90 or above average in their classes.
 
Lauren Parker (junior), Andrews, Shanice Nelson (sophomore), Tory Littles (sophomore) and Autumn Gamez (junior) were chosen as honorable mention all-district.
 
Second teamers from Cuero included Knetig and Krueger, while Sievers earned first team nods.
 
Tue
17
Nov

Gobblers handle Tarpons in bi-district win

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Coach Travis Reeve summed up Zech Hopkins’ performance perfectly following Cuero’s 48-14 bi-district victory over the Port Isabel Tarpons.
 
“He’s a beast; he’s a beast,” Reeve said.
 
Hopkins powered for four rushing touchdowns in the first half behind the Gobblers impressive offensive line, pacing Cuero to a 34-0 halftime advantage over the Tarpons.
 
Reeve said, “It was a heck of a performance by not only him [Hopkins] but our offensive line as well. I thought they all played great.”
 
Tue
17
Nov

Wildcats clip wings of Eagles

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View
 
The question: “Could the Wildcats defend a dominant passing team?” The answer was found after Yorktown defeated the Milano Eagles 38-12 for bi-district championship last Thursday at Giddings High School Stadium.
 
Yorktown kick off team started off quick stopping the kick off return receiver at their own 6-yard line. Milano, at 3 and 7 threw a big pass to the Yorktown 42-yard line. They followed with a double reverse for another 25 yards. The next play was a pass into the end zone intercepted by Damian Ramirez.
 
Ramirez said, “They always pass to #8 so I stayed close to him. When I caught the ball I tried to get some yards and get away from the safety zone as far as I could.”
 
Fri
13
Nov

Kitty Kats regional quarter final champions

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Thirty-two district champions entered playoffs. Twenty-four of those teams made it to regional quarter finals. Of that number only 13 made it to regional semifinals. Yorktown is one of them after defeating Three Rivers 3-0 on Nov. 10 in Pleasanton.

Yorktown volleyball coach Deirdre Alexander said, “Making the regional tournament and being part of the sweet sixteen is always an honor and a goal we work toward. It's something special each time you make it this far.”

The Kitty Kats took Three Rivers nearly by storm 25-13, 25-20, 25-9.

“When I see 31-4 that says they are pretty good. One of those losses was against us. A lot can change since we played them last,” Alexander said. “Our girls went in like it was work. They were not fired up any different than with any of the games during district play. They came in to take care of business.”

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