WHARTON – Keiran Grant ran for three touchdowns and Michael Barta passed for two as Cuero closed out its non-district scheduled Friday night with a 43-21 win over Wharton.

The No. 8 Gobblers rolled up 433 yards while improving to 4-1. The Tigers dropped to 2-3.

Grant carried 26 times for 127 yards and helped Cuero put the game away with touchdown runs of 7, 5 and 8 yards in the fourth quarter.

Barta completed 15 of 28 passes for 248 yards, including scoring passes of 23 and 41 yards to Jordan Whittington in the first quarter.

Whittington was making his first appearance of the season after being sidelined with an injury. He caught 12 passes for 183 yards.

Cuero also scored on a 4-yard run by Chance Albrecht, who rushed for 85 yards, and a 30-yard field goal by Isaiah Mungia.

Wharton’s Donovan Krushall passed for 188 yards and threw touchdown passes of 14 yards to Kevon Knight, and 26 and 10 yards to Clarence Branch.

Cuero and Wharton will have byes before beginning district play Oct. 12.

Mike Forman is the sports editor of the Victoria Advocate. Contact him at 361-580-6588 or by email at mforman@vicad.com. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeforman21

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