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East Football Looks For Improvement Plus Cuero Star Remains Out

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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.
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