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Former Cuero assistants lead Kenedy to playoffs

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Eleven months ago, Shawn Alvarez and Cameron Murrah were on the sideline at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, as Cuero won their first state in 31 years and fourth in school history. Not even half a year later, Alvarez accepted the position to lead Kenedy’s football program and athletic department, asking Murrah to join him.

Mired in a 27-game losing streak dating back to September of 2016, the two former Cuero assistants quickly helped to flip the switch at a school with talent of its own. Only two games in, Alvarez and the Lions won their first game on the way to a six-win season and playoff berth. Upon arriving at Kenedy last summer, Alvarez knew he had a great group of kids.

From there, their focus was on surrounding themselves with great coaches, working their players extremely hard and making sure they had a desire to be successful. Each objective led to the next.

“Our kids bought into everything that we said to them, and they worked extremely hard,” Alvarez said following Kenedy’s bi-district loss to Three Rivers (41-32) last Friday night in Mathis.

“These boys have done that. We’ve carried 56 kids all year, and they’ve all worked their butt off to really push to get every single one of these wins.”

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