2018 Class 4A Division II Championship Game – Texarkana Pleasant Grove vs. Cuero

Texarkana Pleasant Grove (13-2) vs. Cuero (14-1) 11:00 a.m. Friday at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium

Cuero was LSG's Pre-Season #1 team while Texarkana Pleasant Grove was ranked 2nd.  At the end of the regular season, we had Texarkana Pleasant Grove #1 and Cuero #4.

Texarkana Pleasant Grove Hawks

Top Teams they beat to get here:

Beat #13 Waco Connally in the Area round 24-6
Beat #19 Gilmer in the Regionals 56-28
Beat #15 Pittsburg in the Quarterfinals 44-41

Championship History :  (1) 1-0
2017 4A Division II - Texarkana Pleasant Grove 41, West Orange-Stark 21(

Cuero Gobblers

Top Teams they beat to get here:

Beat #9 Geronimo Navarro in the Quarterfinals 48-23
Beat #10 Silsbee in the Semifinals 29-24

Championship History : (10) 3-7
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 - Wylie (Abilene) 17, Cuero 14

Mike Says:  Pleasant Grove is looking to repeat as they won their first championship on their first try last year. Cuero will be playing in their 11th all-time state championship. That will put them in a tie for 2nd place all-time. They are only 3-7 in title games. They last played in a championship game in 2004 and last won a title in 1987. We may have Pleasant Grove ranked higher on our site but personally I had Cuero #1 and Pleasant Grove #3. I know... not a big difference. Cuero wins their 4th Championship with a 28-26 victory.

Chris Says:  Another great matchup. We have the defending state champion Texarkana Pleasant Grove Hawks going up against the Cuero Gobblers. There is a ton of tradition on the side of Cuero, but recent success for Pleasant Grove. Cuero has the marquee player in Jordan Whittington but is he going to be enough? I think the recent experience winning a state title translates to enough of an edge. Texarkana Pleasant Grove eeks out a close one.