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Cuero back wins state award

MIKE FORMAN

By ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT
Sept. 23, 2010 at 4:23 a.m.

Cuero's Trent Jackson runs for a touchdown, the first of three at Calhoun's Sandcrab Stadium. Jackson was named the Class 3A Built Ford Tough Texas Player of the Week.

Cuero running back Trent Jackson had to spend some extra time in the dressing room at Sandcrab Stadium in Port Lavaca Friday night, but he didn't mind.

"It took me a long time in the locker room getting the wet clothes off and trying to find something dry to wear," Jackson said. "But it still felt pretty good."

Jackson was savoring every second after rushing 23 times for 385 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Gobblers to a 34-21 win over the Sandcrabs in the driving rain.

Jackson set a school record for rushing yards in a game while scoring on runs of 81, 78, 71 and 51 yards.

Jackson was rewarded for his effort by being selected as the Class 3A Ford Tough Texas High School Player of the Week.

"Trent always has a huge smile on his face," said Cuero coach Rick Owens. "Though all the attention he's getting could go to his head, it sure hasn't.

"He can do a little of everything," Owens added. "He can be a power or speed runner and can juke his way around the field. Best of all, he's a vocal leader and a really good teammate."

Jackson could tell he was in store for a special night when he scored on his second, third and fifth carries.

"I knew right after the third touchdown," Jackson said. "Coach and I have been talking about getting 300 yards in a game and it finally happened."

A formal trophy presentation will be held in the near future, but Jackson is concentrating on Cuero's District 28-3A opener against Pleasanton on Friday at Gobbler Stadium.

"We're ready to get going in district," said Jackson, who has rushed for an area-leading 820 yards and nine touchdowns.

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