A score to settle
By Jacob Cuellar
The Cuero Record
Emotions were high on Friday night as the Cuero Gobblers faced off against their longtime rival, the Yoakum Bulldogs. This was the 112th time that these two teams have faced off. Even though they have been in different districts for quite some time, Yoakum and Cuero have made sure to continue the tradition of facing off in the non-district portion of the season.
Both the Cuero Gobblers and the Yoakum Bulldogs were 2-0 before Sept. 10. Cuero hasn’t won in a matchup against this team since 2017 and they weren’t going to allow the Bulldogs to come to their stadium and keep that streak going. On Friday night the Gobblers redeemed themselves winning against the Bulldogs 28-12, making this their 72nd win against the Bulldogs.
Cuero is now 3-0, giving Yoakum their first loss of the season. Though keeping a good track record is something well worth playing for, these rivalry games are personal to both the fans and players of these two neighboring towns.
Leading up to game time emotions were high. It was no surprise that these two teams came out on fire. That is exactly what assistant athletic director Adam Arroyo had to say as well, “We knew they were going to come after us. We knew they were going to bring some heat, so we had to work upfront stay in the gaps, and have our backs controlling the ball, holding on to the ball, and just making the right reads. Defensively we worked on being aggressive and getting all 11 players to the ball.”
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