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Turnovers plague Cuero against Ricebirds

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Held under 100 yards of total offense, it was a difficult night for the Gobblers last week in El Campo. The Ricebirds found the endzone five times in the first half, including four times in the second quarter alone, while their defense kept Cuero’s young offense at bay for most of the night. Cuero mounted a drive on their final possession but were ultimately held off the scoreboard, 42-0.

“They dominated the line of scrimmage up front,” Cuero head coach Travis Reeve said after the game.

“We just didn’t execute very well. We turned the ball over. We can’t do that against a good team.”

While Cuero only managed one rushing yard in the first half, El Campo went for 150 before adding another 123 in the second half with three talented running backs available. Five turnovers, all in the first half, made finding any sort of momentum difficult for Cuero.

Despite the challenging night, Cuero knows it’s only one game, a non-district game at that, in a season where there is still plenty of time to show improvement.

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