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LSG Preview — Cuero Gobblers

Team: Cuero Gobblers

District: 28-3A

Coach: Mark Reeve 71-10 at Cuero (6 years) 2nd in all-time wins at Cuero; 176-38-4 overall

Last Years Record: 11-2 overall 5-0 Distirct

2008 Games:
vs Beeville Jones (8-5) (W 46-14)
at Rio Hondo (10-3) (at Robstown) (W 42-7)
vs Bay City (3-5) (W 26-21)
at La Vernia (10-2) (L 6-21)
vs *Yoakum (8-4) (W 49-14)
at *Palacios (1-8) (W 56-7)
vs *Goliad (5-6) (W 63-6)
vs *Gonzales (3-7) (W 62-0)
at *Edna (2-7) (W 54-14)

Playoffs: Division I Semifinals
Won 47-22 over Somerset -- Bi-District
Won 56-24 over Sealy -- Regionals
Won 55-13 over La Feria -- QuarterFinals
Lost 21-41 to Waco La Vega -- Semifinals

For audio of the game between Cuero and Waco La Vaga go to:
http://www.lonestargridiron.com/2008/12/07/120508-bonus-cuero-vs-waco-la-vega/

Returning Lettermen: 14

Returning Starters: Offense: 4 Defense: 1

Key Players:
QB Tyler Arndt 6'4" 200 2210 yrds passing 63.2% 25 TD's 5 INT's Honorable Mention All-State QB
RB SOPH Trent Jackson 1423 yards 21 TDs rushing
TE/LB Tanner Hoffman 68 tackles

Notes:
Cuero is set for another run at the title. They do not have many starters coming back off of last years semifinalist team but they do have a great backfield duo returning. Both Arndt and Jackson are All-State players. Jackson broke Robert Straits Freshman rushing record last year so the sky is the limit. The district 28-3A title should be no problem for the Gobblers in 2009. Look for them to either finish the season undefeated or 9-1. They always play a tough non-district schedule and one of those teams may be up to the challenge. A big LSG salute goes out to the Gobblers for what they did at their 7-on-7 state qualifying tournament this year. When everyone left for the day, Cuero was going to the state tournament. The coaches at Cuero started looking at the rule book and thought that maybe they should not have advanced out of pool play. They confirmed this with the state officials and awarded the state spot to Palacios. They could have very easily just kept it quiet and made a trip to the state tournament.

History:
5 consecuitve 11+ win seasons
6 consecuvive 9+ win seasons
7 consecutive playoff appearances
632 Career Wins #3 in 3A
All time record: 632-334-37 64.86% (5th all time in 3A in winning %) 1003 games
Playoff Appearances (30) 1928,38,42,51,57,70,73,74,75,83,84,85,86,87,90,93,94,95,96,97,98,99,2000,02,03,04,05,06,07,08
2008 was 4th semifinal game in 5 years
4-1 vs Wimberly all-time including 2-1 in the playoffs (2004, 2006 & 2007)
4-4 vs Sealy during regular season play from ‘98-‘05
1-3 vs Sealy in playoff games from ’95-‘97, 2008

Championship History: Cuero (10) 3-7 (tied for 2nd in most appearances)
1970 3A - Brownwood 14, Cuero 0
1973 3A - Cuero 21, Mount Pleasant 7
1974 3A - Cuero 19, Gainesville 7
1975 3A - Ennis 13, Cuero 10
1985 3A - Daingerfield 47, Cuero 22
1986 3A - Jefferson 24, Cuero 0
1987 3A - Cuero 14, McGregor 6
1993 3A - Southlake Carroll 14, Cuero 6
1998 3A Division I - Aledo 14, Cuero 7
2004 3A Division I - Abilene Wylie 17, Cuero 14

Last 5 year record: 62-8

Last 10 year record: 99-26

By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
www.lonestargridiron

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