Cuero will host the Smithville Tigers (11-4A DII) on Friday, Sept. 11 in their third non-district game of the season which is also homecoming.
The Gobblers shutout Smithville last season on the road, 38-0. Elex Martinez and Zech Hopkins, the top rushers from last season’s bout, look to carry the workload once again.
Smithville will look to quarterback Garrett Mathis and sophomore running back Nomar Rivera to lead the way for the Tigers.
Cuero outgained Smithville last season by 352 yards.
Preview from Dave Campbell’s 2015 Texas Football: Coach: Cyril Adkins. Lettermen R/L: 18/22. Starters returning O/D: 7/4. 2014: 2-9, bi-district finalist/1-3 district.
Players to watch: LB DJ Chandler (6-0, 220, 4.6), QB Garrett Mathis (6-4, 200, 4.7), TE Travis Dameworth (6-5, 200, 4.7), OG John Carrasco (5-11, 260, 4.9). Top sophomore: RB Nomar Rivera.