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Tue
20
Dec

Turnovers prove costly for Cuero

Cuero faced a familiar opponent to wrap up the first half of their season. Former district rival Navarro visited The Roost Friday, Dec. 16. The Lady Panthers stormed out to a 12 point halftime lead, before the Lady Gobblers settled in during the closing stages but came up short, 45-39. Cuero is now 11-6 on the season.

“Navarro used to be a district foe,” coach Amy Crain noted. “We knew they were gonna put a lot of pressure on us. We’ve played them before. We know them; they know us.”

Cuero took some time to find their form, falling behind early due to a large amount of turnovers, 20 in total. The Lady Gobblers hit their stride in the final quarter but could not quite overcome the early miscues.

 

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Tue
13
Dec

Gobbler football 2016: A look back

Only one team each year can become state champions in each division. Not finishing the year with a win and therefore a state title does not equate to a dismal season, though. Cuero football shows what it means to be a Gobbler each and every season, and this year was no different.

The Gobblers started the season with some remarkable numbers. For starters, they only allowed 14 points during five non-district games. One touchdown was scored by county rival Yoakum in one of the more exciting games of the season, while the other was claimed by the Columbus Cardinals in a convincing Gobbler win. In total, Cuero outscored their non-district opponents, 224 to 14.

District started with some competition, as the Gobblers faced a tough Sweeny Bulldog squad on the road. Cuero trailed at halftime for the first time in 2016 before coming away with the win, 21-18.

 

Tue
13
Dec

Gobbler basketball returns nine players

Nine players return for coach Clint Coles in his fourth season as boy’s varisty basketball coach for Cuero. Last season, Cuero had all new faces. This time around the Gobblers are working with many experienced players, as they prepare for a new district.

“It’ll be a lot different from last year,” Coles noted from the start. “Last year, we didn’t have anybody coming back. We were all brand new varsity guys. This year, we’ll have nine guys who played in varsity games for us last year that’ll be coming back. That experience factor and sense of being on the varsity stage before will definitely help us out.”

Varsity returners for Cuero include Jaden Williams (junior), Johnny Whitehead (junior), Peyton Walk (junior), Isaiah Elizondo (senior), Tyrin Taylor (sophomore), Bralen Taylor (junior), Phillip Taylor (senior), Tyler Edwards (senior) and Jordan Whittington (sophomore).

 

Tue
06
Dec

All-District 15-4A football selections

Following a second consecutive trip to the state quarterfinals for the Cuero Gobblers, the all-district teams have been announced for District 15-4A. Cuero had 21 selections, second to the 22 players chosen from Wharton.

Four Gobblers earned MVP honors, and the Cuero coaching staff was named district coaching staff of the year. 

Sophomore wide receiver and defensive back Jordan Whittington was named District MVP. Whittington concluded his second varsity campaign with 45 catches, 795 receiving yards, 14 receiving touchdowns, 39 rushes, 361 rushing yards, four rushing touchdowns and completed all seven of his pass attempts for 151 yards and one touchdown.

Junior linebacker John Rodriguez earned defensive skill player of the year honors. Haden Haas, a senior, was voted offensive lineman of the year. Senior defenisve end Phil Taylor garnered the award for co-defensive lineman of the year.

Tue
06
Dec

WILDCATS WIN CHAMPIONSHIP AT NORDHEIM TOURNAMENT

The Yorktown Wildcats took Championship honors at the Nordheim Basketball Tournament held at the Nordheim gym December 1-3. Wildcat JaMel Wade received the Most Valuable Player honor, while Wildcats Wyatt Koricanek and Dylan Sinast received All-Tournament Selection honors.

In the first game on Thursday, December 1, the Wildcats walloped Runge 75-32.

 

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Tue
06
Dec

Gobblers fight to very end

Cuero Gobbler football left it all on the field this season. Battling and fighting to the very end each week was always evident. In week 15, though, Cuero came up against another one of the top teams in 4A, the Geronimo Navarro Panthers. Cuero had defeated Navarro the past three season in the playoffs, but the Panthers came up with the win this time around during a cold December night in San Antonio, 35-21.

Despite the loss, Cuero displayed an impressive season, advancing to consecutive state quarterfinals for the first time since the 2008 and 2009 seasons.

 

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Tue
06
Dec

Lady Gobblers win home-opener

Seniors abound on this season’s Lady Gobbler basketball team, but court experience is critical in preparation for a new district. Cuero received a heavy dose of experience in their home-opener Nov. 29 against Hallettsville. The Lady Gobblers defeated the Lady Brahmas, 43-38, in double overtime.

“Tonight was just a hard-fought win and just a hard-fought game,” coach Amy Crain stated. “We started off fast, clicking on all cylinders, then they stepped up their game, both defensively, and they started crashing the boards and attacking the basket more.”

Cuero opened with a comfortable first quarter lead, before the Lady Brahmas stormed back, making the game close to the finish.

 

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Tue
29
Nov

Strait: “Who wants to win more?”

Twenty-eight years have come and gone since the Cuero Gobblers last won a football state championship in 1987. Cuero has reached three state championship games since then (1993, 1998, 2004). One standout player from the 1984-1987 teams remembers what it took to get there and still has a passion for Gobbler football. His name is Robert Strait.

“In the 80s, we compared ourselves to the 70s teams,” Strait recalled. “Whatever era you play in, I refuse to say any team was better than our team. I’m sure that’s how they felt in the 70s.”

 

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Tue
29
Nov

‘Ready to play ball’

Holiday season is here, and Cuero Little League has a major league style gift for their players. One of the minor leagues field is nearly through being renovated. Camps will start in January, and Cuero Little League is hard at work for the upcoming season.

 

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Tue
29
Nov

Gobblers face Navarro for fourth straight season

Cuero vs Geronimo Navarro has been part of the norm for the 4A-Division II Region IV playoffs. The teams will play this week for the fourth consecutive season, with the Gobblers winning the previous three matchups, including last season in the regional round, 25-13. The winner this year will represent Region IV in the state semifinals.

 

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