ARLINGTON – Not a single current Cuero player was alive in 1987 when the Gobblers won their third state football championship.
A Sports Collection
After a slow start to the season, the Cuero Gobblers football team found itself with a 1-1 record and dealing with injuries to some key players. Things would get better. A lot better. The Gobblers started winning and didn’t lose again, capturing a district title, regional title — and that elusive state title that Cuero hadn’t won since 1987. Find the story of the Gobblers’ Glory on this special page, starting with fall practice and ending with the state title.
ARLINGTON – I have been covering high school football for more than 35 years, but I have never witnessed an individual performance like I did Friday in the Class 4A, Division II state final at AT&T Stadium.
ARLINGTON – When Cuero senior Keiran Grant looked up and saw his teammates celebrating their Class 4A, Division II state championship, he had to take a moment to gather his thoughts.
Cuero football fans Dawn Green, Suzanna Banda, and Brianna Banda talk about what they cheer for and what football means for the Cuero community and senior players Trey Moore and Zachary Banda, both of whom lost parents in the last two years. Watch to the end for selected highlights and celeb…
A look back at the season
Cuero coach Travis Reeve had an up-close view of Jordan Whittington’s record-setting performance in the Gobblers’ 40-28 win over Pleasant Grove in the Class 4A, Division II state championship game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
CUERO – For just a moment, daily life in the town of Cuero paused.
WACO — Jordan Whittington took one last look around Baylor’s Allison Indoor Football Practice Facility before heading to the team bus Thursday afternoon.
CUERO — Mary Hill had no problem letting her son handle the recruiting process virtually by himself.
CUERO — Cuero coach Travis Reeve visited Trey Moore the day after his mother died.
CUERO – If you live in Cuero, you’re more than likely a Gobblers fan – which means bags are getting packed to head to Arlington at the end of the week.
Cuero senior Caden Jander has worked hard to excel at football and in the classroom.
CUERO — Cuero coach Travis Reeve drove to Colorado with his family after the Gobblers’ quarterfinal loss to Navarro in 2016.
KATY – Jordan Whittington didn’t care how much red stood in his way.
CUERO – Jordan Whittington has less than pleasant memories of Cuero’s last semifinal appearance.
CUERO – Offensive linemen have been called everything from hogs to big uglies.
SAN ANTONIO — Jordan Whittington has played against Geronimo Navarro more than any other team during his Cuero career.
CUERO – The lights were on, a chill was in the air and players were trying to catch their breath after running sprints when practice ended at Gobbler Stadium.
Calhoun coach Richard Whitaker was relaxing at home Sunday night with his wife, Kellie, and the conversation naturally turned to football.
CUERO — Cuero’s Jordan Whittington hoped to have the opportunity to play in an all-star game after completing his high school football career.
SAN ANTONIO – Cuero coach Travis Reeve is proud of what his team has accomplished so far this season, but he knows his Gobblers still have bigger goals ahead.
CORPUS CHRISTI – Chance Albrecht doesn’t hesitate when his coaches call on him to run the ball more.
SAN ANTONIO – Cuero took nothing for granted during the regular season.
CUERO – An injury kept Jordan Whittington off the field until Cuero’s fifth game this season.
CUERO – The cold front that blew through South Texas did nothing to deflate spirits at Gobbler Stadium as Cuero prepared to begin postseason play.
WIMBERLEY – Jordan Whittington and Chance Albrecht each scored three touchdowns Friday night and Cuero rolled to a 73-14 District 13-4A, Division II win over Wimberley.
CUERO – Keiran Grant knows what Cuero can accomplish when the Gobblers are healthy.
AUSTIN – The only similarity between Cuero’s most recent appearance at Nelson Field and its last was the final result.
CUERO – Jordan Whittington missed the first five games of his senior season with an injury.
Cuero Regional Hospital medical staff and employees will be sporting their pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness at 6:30 p.m. Friday under the bright pink tent at the “Tackle Breast Cancer” event with the Cuero Gobblers’ only home game in October.
BANDERA – The Cuero Gobblers made a long road trip to Bandera to take on the Bulldogs on Friday night and brought home a 64-7 District 13-4A, Division II victory.
CUERO – Cuero doesn’t usually ride in a chartered bus to a district game.
Cuero continues to climb in the Associated Press Class 4A state football poll.
Cuero moved up two spots to No. 6 in Class 4A in the latest AP high school football poll released Monday.
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.
CUERO – Keiran Grant’s decision to attend West Point was based on more than football.
CUERO — Trey Moore has been through one of the worst weeks in his life.
YOAKUM – Ty Love doesn’t recall the first meeting between Yoakum and Cuero.
Cuero moved up two spots to No. 4 in Class 4A in the first AP poll of the regular season released Monday.
CUERO – Cuero and Bay City players took a knee in prayer at the 50-yard line, but it could have just as easily been from exhaustion.
CUERO – Cuero had an additional coach for preseason workouts at Gobbler Stadium.
CUERO – Cuero senior Trent Haynes knows where a team finishes is much more important than where it starts.
Buster Gilbreth wasn’t able to celebrate Cuero’s fourth state championship in person so he did the next best thing.
Fox Sports Southwest will rebroadcast Cuero’s Class 4A, Division II state final game against Pleasant Grove at 1 p.m. Monday, 1 p.m. on Feb. 6 and at midnight on Feb. 18.
The official attendance for Cuero’s 40-28 Class 4A, Division II state final win over Pleasant Grove at AT&T Stadium in Arlington was 12,784.
ARLINGTON — Cuero celebrated its first state championship since 1987 with a 40-28 win over defending state champion Pleasant Grove in the Class 4A, Division II final Friday at AT&T Stadium.
The Ceuro gobblers defeated the Navarro panthers 48-23 during Saturday's game at Jerry Comalander Stadium.
The Cuero gobblers defeated the Pearsall mavericks 66-12 during Thursday's Class 4A bi-district round of the playoffs at Alamo Stadium.
The Cuero Gobblers defeated the El Campo Ricebirds 34-20 during Friday's game at Gobbler Stadium.
The Yoakum Bulldogs defeated the Cuero Gobblers 30-20 during Friday's game at Bulldog Stadium.
Cuero won 29-24 against Silsbee in the Class 4A, Division II semifinal on Friday night at Legacy Stadium. Video by Kayla Renie