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Something to build on

By Jacob Cuellar

The Cuero Record

On Friday Cuero faced a devastating loss 34-9 against the China Spring Cougars. Despite losing the 4A Division II semifinals, the Gobblers achieved much success throughout this season. Putting in an extensive amount of work and dedication over the summer and over the course of the year, this team earned all they have accomplished. The last time Cuero has been to the semifinal round was during the 2018 season when they won the state championship.

Cuero’s defense worked hard to hold off the Cougar offense although the physicality of the opponent’s team and some minor mistakes were just enough to overwhelm the Gobbler defense leading to their defeat. Scoring the only touchdown for Cuero was junior wide receiver Exhavier Durham. Durham received a pass from quarterback Jerry Roosett and ran for a touchdown totaling 68 yards. Harrison Crain scored the other three points Cuero put on the board on Friday night after making a field goal.

Head coach Jack Alvarez gave his thoughts on the game and the dedication of his football team. “I’m just proud of the kids and the community. I told them I would never blame them. I should be able to figure out a way to win. It was one of those deals, I kept them behind the sticks too much tonight on offense and defense. I wish I could have helped us more. The kids fought hard, and they have a good football team over there. My hats off to those guys too.”

Assistant coach Adam Arroyo and his son, senior tight-end and defensive end AJ Arroyo also gave some words on this year’s team, highlighting the time they spent working and preparing for the football season.

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