Getting a spark
By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
JD Notaro took the opening snap of the night 50 yards for a touchdown, and Cuero never looked back. Seven Gobblers found the endzone in the Thursday night win over the Austin Eastside Memorial Panthers, 69-0, while the defense pitched their first shutout, and special teams scored twice.
Led by senior defensive end Kobe Giles, the Gobbler defense was more than stingy all night. Giles and Cavan Smith even scored for the Cuero defense. In total, Eastwide were held to -19 yards of offense and only one first down.
“It was good, because all we need is a spark right now,” Giles said. “Like we’ve been talking about all week, we gotta get a spark, put a fire on the spark, and we’ll be good.” Coach Travis Reeve echoed Giles, noting his team’s tremendous focus from the outset.
With Cuero having under 17 minutes of possession, they rushed 20 times for 243 yards, including two kneels to close the game. The Gobblers only attempted two passes with Smith completing one to LeBron Johnson for a 25-yard score.
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Freshman running back Tycen Williams (right) runs for one of his two touchdowns, while receiving a block from Kalan Malandrakis (6). Photo by Robert Proctor/The Cuero Record.