By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
In the absence of sophomore running back Tycen Williams, Cuero leaned heavily on the passing game during last week’s district opener against La Grange. Jerry Rossett threw for 258 yards and two scores, including 138 to Exavier Durham, as the Gobblers came away with the win, 38-27.
While La Grange did carry the ball to the tune of 276 yards, the Cuero pass rush held them to only 32 yards through the air, led by senior defensive tackle Charles DeRouen.
“It’s amazing,” DeRouen said in regards to his team’s third straight win. “We’ve been playing hard. We’ve been practicing hard. It all comes in practice. That’s all it is. We practice hard. We get a good win. We gonna keep on going. We set the tempo. We set the bar. We gonna keep it up.”
Coming off back-to-back wins to finish non-district, coach Jack Alvarez wasn’t looking forward to the bye week slowing down their momentum.
“I’ll be real honest,” Alvarez stated. “I never like the week off. It’s really tough to stay at the same intensity level. I’ll say this though, the last week of practice our guys picked the intensity up.”
During that week off, their preparing for their first district game, but they know there won’t be a game for over a week. Alvarez was proud of they prepared themselves leading up to this game.
“I thought we fought hard,” he said. “Defensively, I thought we set the tone right off the bat. Offensively, we mashed the gas pedal down. I wanna go with no brakes. We keep stopping ourselves a little bit. We scored points when we really needed to. That was a huge field goal right there to put us up 11 then score again after that and finished off the night.”
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