Gobblers come up short, first loss of the season
By Jacob Cuellar
The Cuero Record
“I’m proud of my guys, they played hard, they did everything I asked them to. We just came up short. It’s the little things and we got to make every little thing count. Every little thing matters. Our kids had a chance to play hard and we came up short. I’m proud of them, very proud of them,” stated athletic director, Jack Alverez. This statement closed the night after the Cuero Gobblers received their first loss of the season to the Navarro Panthers, 29-27.
Friday, Sept. 17, marked Cuero’s fourth non-district game of the season. Unlike previous matchups this season, this was a fight to the very end. In the last thirty seconds, the Panthers managed to score a field goal, giving them three points and just enough to take the lead.
Similar to previous Friday nights, the Gobblers came out strong, scoring on the first play of the game while on defense. Daydrien Perez, a junior linebacker, made a fumble recovery giving Cuero their first touchdown of the night. Setting the tone as to what this team is about, Justice Belvin also scored in the first quarter giving them a 13-0 lead. Before the end of the quarter, Navarro was able to gain seven making it 13-7. This score remained until the third quarter as both teams were able to make stops. It wasn’t until the second half where the tide began to shift.
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