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'Don't be satisfied'

Gobblers still have work to do on road to state

By Jacob Cuellar 

The Cuero Record

Finishing Friday night strong the Cuero Gobblers advanced onto the third round of the playoffs after defeating the Rockport Fulton Pirates 55-27. After Rockport Fulton won against the Hondo Owls 60-17 there was a lot of anticipation leading up to this matchup. Despite facing off against a better opponent, the Gobblers played their game proving themselves once again.

In the first half alone, Cuero scored five touchdowns, two of which were from senior wide receiver Exavier Durham making spectacular catches in the endzone. In the second half, Cuero scored three more touchdowns giving them an overwhelming lead against the Pirates. These points would not be achievable without the Gobbler defense.

“You know we were able to play well because the defense put us in positions all night to be successful. They say the best offense is a good defense and ours played great tonight. Our offense played well–they were big upfront and they were aggressive. Number 18 was probably their best player and he was making plays on the film we watched, and we contained him tonight. Our speed was just a little too much for them so we could hit them on the outside all we wanted, and our kids did really well,” said assistant coach Adam Arroyo.

Practice and preparation are ultimately what have contributed to the defense's success. Due to the amount of work this football team puts in, they are ready to read small details and play lights out all night. That is exactly what coach Arroyo had to say as well.

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