Sports

Tue
13
Sep

Clawing to the very end

Coach Whitney Coles and the Cuero Lady Gobblers held their first non-tournament match at The Roost [new gym] on Tuesday, Sept. 6 against the Calhoun Sandies. Cuero lost in five sets (26-24, 24-26, 19-25, 28-26, 13-15) but fought to the very end. “Their ability to fight and claw out of holes that we dig ourselves, but a lot of teams would throw in the towel being down eight or nine points, and we don’t do that,” Coles said. “We battle back, and that is a testament to the kids’ character and the kids’ heart, and you can’t ask for anything more than that.”

 

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Tue
13
Sep

Cuero visits Apache country

Another longtime Cuero rival is part of this season’s non-district schedule. For the third straight year, the Gobblers and Gonzales Apaches will meet outside of the district campaign. Cuero has won four consecutive meetings dating back to 2012, when the Gobblers won, 41-14, in a district matchup. Gonzales last won, 28-0, in 2011, but Cuero leads the all-time series, 40-34- 1, dating all the way back to 1916. The Apaches have returned to 4ADivision II, competing in District 10 this season with Cuero’s final non district opponent, Columbus.

 

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Tue
13
Sep

Former Gobbler coaches to be honored

On Friday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m., at the Cuero High School Cafeteria, the Cuero Gobbler Booster Club will honor retired coaches Lanny Havemann and Art Bowers with a reception. The cafeteria is located on the southwest side of Gobbler Stadium near the statue of the Gobbler. Fans are advised to enter the cafeteria from the stadium side of the building. All friends and former players are invited to attend. After the reception and prior to the kickoff, the coaches their wives and former players will enter the stadium to be recognized by the public address announcer.

 

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Tue
13
Sep

Gobblers shutout Floresville, move to 3-0

Past the midway point of the non-district schedule, Cuero is making statements in games with their dominant defensive play. Last week against the Floresville Tigers, the Gobblers posted their second shutout of the season, 63-0, and are now 3-0. “It starts with us on defense,” head coach Travis Reeve said. “We came out and said we wanted to start fast and had good kickoff coverage, then the first or second play of the game caused a fumble and scored. It just kind of set the tone for the night.”

 

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Tue
06
Sep

Wildcats snatch 23-22 nail-biter win over Randolph Ro-Hawks, face Bruni Friday

Victory was at hand. “Go! Go! Go! Go!” resonated through the stadium when YorktownWildcat fans began yelling, severalWildcats waving their arms and egging them on. It was a nail-biter of a game, with a 15-15 tie at the half, leading up to the fourth quarter. But theWildcats sealed the win against the Randolph Ro-Hawks, 23-22, securing their second victory for the season. Following the presentation of the flags by the cadets at the beginning of the game at Randolph Air Force Base, the Wildcats kicked off the ball to the Ro-Hawks. Wildcat MasonWilliams followed it up with a quick tackle, with Wildcats Brian Metting, Michael Rodriguez, JaydenWebb and Cy Strieber adding their own before the Ro-Hawks punted the ball back to theWildcats.

 

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Tue
06
Sep

Gobblers to renew old rivalry

Cuero and Floresville last met during the 1987 season. The Gobblers defeated the Tigers, 50-0, in the regional round of the playoffs en route to their most recent state championship. Cuero holds an all-time mark of 12-2 against Floresville, with the losses coming in the district campaigns of 1969, 20-16, and 1970, 18-7. The two teams first played in 1928, with the Gobblers winning,6-0.

 

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Tue
06
Sep

Gobblers take down rival Yoakum

In the 107th meeting of DeWitt County rivals, Cuero and Yoakum, defense took the spotlight. Yoakum tied the game, 7-7, in the waning moments of the third quarter, before the Gobblers scored the winning touchdown on a 36 yard pass from Jordan Whittington to Kavian DeRouen with 2:13 to play. The Gobblers sealed the victory when Trey Miles intercepted a pass on the Bulldogs’ ensuing drive. To put it simply, Cuero found a way to win in a game dominated by defense and penalties.

 

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Tue
30
Aug

Wildcats cinch season opener win over St. Paul Cardinals

With the bleachers packed with fans, the Yorktown Wildcats plucked a few feathers at Wildcat Stadium Friday night, taking a16-6 season opener win over the Shiner St. Paul Cardinals. The Wildcats finished out the first half in the lead, 16-6, and kept Shiner from scoring in the second half. The Cardinals kicked off the game, with Wildcat Cy Strieber returning the ball. Wildcat Luke Romans followed it up with two carries, gaining 2 yards for the Wildcats. Wildcat Justin Lynch attempted a pass to Ja-Mel Wade, but it was incomplete. Reagan Billings punted the ball back 26- yards to the Cardinals.

 

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Tue
30
Aug

Gobblers open season with shutout

Early second half penalties may have been the only thing slowing down the Gobblers in the their 2016 season-opener. Cuero pulled out to a 56-0 first-half lead over Houston KIPP Generations Friday night before taking a 63-0 win to start the season. Each part of the team, from offense to defense to special teams performed well. From the outset, Cuero set the tone with their defense, holding the Jaguars to -39 yards of total offense, including -72 on the ground and 33 through the air on four pass completions.

 

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Tue
30
Aug

Gobblers, Bulldogs face-off Friday

Over a century has come and gone since the inception of the storied high school football rivalry between the Cuero Gobblers and Yoakum Bulldogs. The in-county foes are separated by a mere 15 miles. This year will mark the 107th meeting between the two DeWitt County teams. With Yoakum moving down to the 3A-Divison I level following last season, there may have been speculation that the annual meeting under the Friday night lights could be coming to a close. The thought was soundly put to rest when schedules came out last spring.

 

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