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Gobblers shut down Leopards

The Cuero Gobblers started off this year’s district season with a bang. Friday, against the La Grange Leopards, the Gobblers won 56-21 at the Leopard’s stadium, making them 1-0 in district play and 5-1 overall.

Before this first district game was a bye week for Cuero. Over this period, the Gobblers were able to take some time for recovery and extra preparation.

“You know, it’s a cliché, but we did go back and practice the fundamentals. Some things you let go of as you are preparing. The weeks are so fast that we had to go back and see what we needed to work on.

“We did a lot of evaluation, scouting, and trying to get some kids healthy and be ready for district,” Athletic Director and head coach Jack Alverez said, explaining what makes a bye week important to the team.

The previous week did indeed pay off for this team, as they were more disciplined and prepared for the matchup than their opponents. Keeping penalties to a minimum, Cuero was able to move the ball downfield, capitalizing off of big plays. Defensively, the Gobblers shut down the opponents running game, leaving them limited in their offensive plays.

“On offense, I thought we hit on all cylinders; I thought defense we really snuffed them out. It’s just hard to keep that same level of intensity. That’s what we got to learn how to do no matter where we’re playing and if we’re ahead or behind. I’m proud of our guys; they played hard. I thought we executed well on offense and defense. They got speed too.”

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