• Home

East Football Looks For Improvement Plus Cuero Star Remains Out

Posted: Updated:


In East football's opening night loss to West Columbia, the Titans fumbled the ball away three times in their first four possessions.
Then, sparked by Shawn Kainer, making his first start at quarterback, the Titans scored 21 second quarter points. The Roughnecks came back to win, but East head coach Roland Gonzalez told me he saw a lot of improvement in Kainer as the game progressed. "The one thing I really saw and that I was really pleased with was he started to feel comfortable back there and started to extend plays more later on in the game better than he did earlier on in the game."
East football's first road game of the season comes Friday night at Gregory-Portland.
The latest on that game planned for Friday Football Fever, 10:20 Friday night after Newscenter 25 at ten. 
A Max Preps pre-season All-America will not play in one of Texas high school football's oldest rivalries Friday night.
Cuero football head coach Travis Reeve, telling me Thursday morning that Jordan Whittington will miss the Gobblers' big non-district game Friday night at long-time rival Yoakum. Coach Reeve told me that Whittington, who is suffering from a groin injury, did not play in last week's win over Bay City, did not play in either Gobbler scrimmage and has had light practice on some days  but not many. Whittington, who has committed to Texas, is ranked fourth on the latest Austin American-Statesman Fab Fifty list. The Cuero-Yoakum rivalry dates back to the early 1900's.


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas coach Tom Herman says offensive lineman Patrick Hudson was taken to a hospital and treated in intensive care because of a heat illness this week at practice.
    
Herman said Thursday the 6-foot-4, 335-pound Hudson had a "full body cramp" on Wednesday and was taken by ambulance to a hospital when team trainers couldn't get his body temperature down to appropriate levels even when placed in a cold tub.
    
Herman said Hudson's body temperature was back to normal Thursday, and he is now out of intensive care. Further details were not immediately available.
    
Hudson will not play Saturday night against Tulsa. Herman suggested doctors are still running tests to find out why Hudson's body temperature spiked when others didn't.
    
Austin temperatures hit 95 degrees Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Herman said it was his decision to practice outside instead of using the indoor facility.
    
Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair died of heatstroke on June 13 after he was overcome by heat at practice two weeks earlier, prompting the school to place coach DJ Durkin on leave and part ways with its strength and conditioning coach.
    
___
    
More AP college football: https://apnews.com/tag/CollegeFootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
 

Current Conditions
/
  • Local Sports

    • Refugio Drubs Yorktown, Advances to Area Round

      The Bobcats' offense looks like it can't be stopped. Refugio defeated Yorktown 75-0 in Karnes City on Friday, marking the sixth straight week the team has eclipsed the 55-point threshold. The Bobcats have posted 75 points or more three times during that stretch.  Refugio dominated from start to finish in the 2A division I bi-district, scoring 42 unanswered points in the first half to put the game out of reach early.  Next up for the Bobcats will be an area round clash aga...
    • Industrial takes on Rice Consolidated

      Industrial football, looking to make as long a run as its volleyball team did in the playoffs. Our David Gibson, at Ricebird stadium for the Cobras and Rice Consolidated, 3a division one bi-district. First play of the game Rice's Devin Sims takes the hand off and runs for a big gain before being tackled.  On the same drive the Raiders running back takes the ball and barrels his way all the way down to the 2 yard line.

    • Yoakum Pulls Away Late, Beats Columbus

      It wasn't pretty at times, but the Bulldogs got it done.  Yoakum beat Columbus, 30-13, in Hallettsville on Friday, pulling away in the fourth quarter to punch their ticket to the area round for the second consecutive season. After a pair of costly first half turnovers, Yoakum tightened up their play and held the Cardinals scoreless in the second half in front of a friendly crowd.  After scoring on their first possession of the game, the Bulldogs ran into trouble after quar...
    • Friday Football Fever Scoreboard

      Here are the Friday Football Fever final scores. 

    • Edna Football Wins First Round Playoff

      Edna football starts the playoffs with a big win.

    • Cuero Quarterback Is Live On Friday Football Fever

      Cuero's starting quarterback dropped by Friday Football Fever World Headquarters. 

    • H.S. Basketball Scores

      Here are Friday's high school basketball scores. 

    • East Football Players Talk Playoffs

      East football, in the playoffs for the first time in two years.

    • Gymagic Girls Go To Russia

      Two Victoria Gymagic girls, starting their thanksgiving vacation early, and they are doing it far away from home. 

    • H.S. Football Playoff & H.S. Basketball Scores

      Here are Thursday night's area high school football final scores 

    More