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More than bragging rights at stake for Cuero, Yoakum

By MIKE FORMAN
Oct. 13, 2011 at 5:13 a.m.
Updated Oct. 14, 2011 at 5:14 a.m.


DeWitt County Rivalry

OVERALL: Cuero 66, Yoakum 28, 6 Ties

2010: Cuero 55, Yoakum 21

2009: Cuero 26, Yoakum 23

2008: Cuero 49, Yoakum 14

2007: Cuero 49, Yoakum 13

2006: Cuero 33, Yoakum 7

2005: Cuero 41, Yoakum 14

2004: Cuero 21, Yoakum 14

2003: Cuero 28, Yoakum 21

2002: Cuero 10, Yoakum 3

2001: Yoakum 10, Cuero 3

2000: Yoakum 17, Cuero 7

1999: Cuero 31, Yoakum 13

1998: Cuero 33, Yoakum 0

1997: Cuero 42, Yoakum 0

1996: Yoakum 23, Cuero 20

1995: Cuero 42, Yoakum 7

1994: Cuero 20, Yoakum 14

1993: Cuero 42, Yoakum 0

1992: Yoakum 9, Cuero 0

1991: Cuero 32, Yoakum 0

1990: Cuero 35, Yoakum 0

1989: Yoakum 39, Cuero 6

1988: Cuero 16, Yoakum 0

1987: Cuero 48, Yoakum 20

1986: Cuero 42, Yoakum 6

1985: Cuero 43, Yoakum 6

1984: Cuero 14, Yoakum 6

1983: Cuero 34, Yoakum 0

1982: Cuero 27, Yoakum 20

1981: Cuero 22, Yoakum 0

1980: Cuero 29, Yoakum 0

1979: Cuero 27, Yoakum 0

1978: Tie, 14-14

1977: Yoakum 21, Cuero 19

1976: Cuero 14, Yoakum 12

1975: Cuero 28, Yoakum 7

1974: Cuero 35, Yoakum 0

1973: Cuero 43, Yoakum 7

1972: Cuero 33, Yoakum 2

1971: Tie, 0-0

1970: Cuero 26, Yoakum 18

1969: Cuero 32, Yoakum 0

1968: Cuero 19, Yoakum 0

1967: Cuero 18, Yoakum 15

1966: Cuero 27, Yoakum 6

1965: Cuero 19, Yoakum 6

1964: Cuero 27, Yoakum 0

1963: Tie, 20-20

1962: Tie, 6-6

1961: Yoakum 12, Cuero 6

1960: Tie, 0-0

1959: Yoakum 12, Cuero 6

1958: Cuero 28, Yoakum 6

1957: Cuero 28, Yoakum 6

1956: Yoakum 13, Cuero 6

1955: Cuero 13, Yoakum 6

1954: Yoakum 20, Cuero 13

1953: Yoakum 27, Cuero 14

1952: Yoakum 41, Cuero 14

1951: Cuero 20, Yoakum 0

1950: Cuero 19, Yoakum 7

1949: Yoakum 13, Cuero 12

1948: Cuero 27, Yoakum 7

1947: Cuero 13, Yoakum 6

1946: Yoakum 6, Cuero 0

1945: Yoakum 21, Cuero 6

1944: Yoakum 7, Cuero 6

1943: Yoakum 7, Cuero 0

1942: Cuero 18, Yoakum 0

1941: Cuero 32, Yoakum 0

1940: Yoakum 20, Cuero 0

1939: Yoakum 32, Cuero 0

1938: Did Not Play

1937: Did Not Play

1936: Did Not Play

1935: Yoakum 54, Cuero 0

1934: Yoakum 60, Cuero 0

1933: Cuero 14, Yoakum 0

1932: Yoakum 12, Cuero 0

1931: Yoakum 19, Cuero 0

1930: Yoakum 39, Cuero 0

1929(1): Yoakum 25, Cuero 18

1929(2): Cuero 14, Yoakum 6

1928: Cuero 19, Yoakum 6

1927: Cuero 19, Yoakum 0

1926: Cuero 20, Yoakum 6

1925(1): Yoakum 7, Cuero 3

1925(2): Cuero 8, Yoakum 0

1924(1): Tie, 0-0

1924(2): Cuero 7, Yoakum 2

1923(1): Yoakum 7, Cuero 0

1923(2): Cuero 17, Yoakum 7

1922: Cuero 19, Yoakum 0

1921: Cuero 7, Yoakum 6

1920: Cuero 39, Yoakum 7

1919: Cuero 12, Yoakum 3

1918: No record

1917: Cuero 9, Yoakum 0

1916: Cuero 10, Yoakum 0

1915: Cuero 6, Yoakum 0

1914(1): Cuero 71, Yoakum 0

1914(2): Cuero 39, Yoakum 0

1913: Did not play

1912: Cuero 37, Yoakum 13

1911: Yoakum 7, Cuero 6

Streaks abound as Cuero and Yoakum prepare to play for the 101st time.

Cuero has won 42 consecutive district games and nine straight over its DeWitt County rival.

But the most important streak on the line when Cuero (2-4, 2-0) and Yoakum (4-3, 1-2) meet in a District 28-3A game Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Yoakum's Bulldog Stadium is the chance to advance to postseason play.

A win would put the Gobblers one step closer to their 10th straight playoff appearance. The Bulldogs need a win to avoid missing the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

"As I told the kids, our playoffs start Friday night," said Yoakum coach Brent Kornegay. "They're aware of it and understand the situation."

District losses to Gonzales and La Vernia have put the Bulldogs in a virtual must-win situation in games against Cuero, Poteet and San Antonio Sam Houston.

"Coach Kornegay wanted us to get our legs back under us and we were just going to go in shorts one day and one kid made the comment that we don't need to go in half-pads we need to work as hard as we can to make the playoffs," said senior Brice Lauer. "I agree with him too. It's tough when you go in and work so hard to try and win and make the playoffs and you just fall short."

Cuero is coming off a bye week. The Gobblers won their first two district games after starting the season with four losses.

"We just stepped it up better and our captains are leading better as the season has gone on," said senior Vann Davis. "We've just had to go hard through practice everyday to get better and better and try and push forward."

Wins over Yoakum and Poteet would put the Gobblers in position to claim a playoff berth as it concludes district play against Sam Houston and Gonzales.

"This isn't the game, it's one of the games," said Cuero coach Rick Owens. "We made it a point not to go watch the Gonzales-Sam Houston game. I don't like to watch film of opponents ahead of the week we're playing them. We want our kids to stay focused on who we're playing and this week it's easy."

The rivalry has tilted Cuero's way since Yoakum won in 2000 and 2001, but it remains important to the participants.

"This is the game I've been waiting for since sixth grade," Lauer said. "This is what you look forward to is Cuero and Yoakum. Game of the year. Probably the game of my life."

Kornegay has been impressed by the size of Cuero's offensive line and its depth at running back.

"I think we need to tackle, that's the main thing," he said. "We can't get driven off the ball. We've got to stay low and create piles and get people to the football."

Owens is concerned about playing at Bulldog Stadium. The Gobblers had to rally to pull out a 26-23 win when the teams played in Yoakum in 2009.

"They've played well at home," he said. "I'm sure they'll pull out all the stops. I'm sure they'll have great emotion. I think a big key for us is to take the momentum right off the bat."

Yoakum lost the momentum it gained in a win over Pleasanton by losing to La Vernia last week and the Bulldogs are desperate to get it back.

"This is our playoff game," Lauer said. "This is it. We've got to do the best we can this week so we can come out with a win and keep playing after the season's over."

Cuero has the same thought despite a difficult start.

"We're just trying to see the big picture," said senior A.J. Bustos. "Usually we have so much more talent. This year everybody's been working their butts off to get better."

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