Cuero 7-On-7 Makes State

The Cuero Gobblers qualified last weekend for the state 7-on-7 tournament.
The Gobblers won their state qualifying tournament last Saturday. In Pool A, the Mean Green beat Falls City, West Oso and Jourdanton. In the state qualifying round, Cuero beat Rice Consolidated, 42-19, to advance to the 7-on-7 state tournament starting June 28 at Veterans Park in College Station. I asked two Gobblers how intense that state qualifying tourney was at Gobbler Stadium. Said receiver Marcus Gomez, “It was very intense. We took it very serious because we really want to go to that state tournament. We are and we take it very serious.” Said receiver Deondrae Lang, “It was very intense. It helped me and my fellow teammates. We had a lot of great competition, lot of good teams. We played Rice Consolidated from a different pool. They were the best in their pool, we were the best in our pool. Us two colliding heads, that was something to see.”
East has a chance to qualify for state 7-on-7 this Saturday at the Corpus Christi tournament.

FRISCO, Texas (AP) – A person with direct knowledge of the deal says the Dallas Cowboys and Zack Martin have agreed to terms on an $84 million, six-year contract extension that will make the two-time All-Pro the highest-paid guard in the NFL.

The deal includes $40 million guaranteed money and will be tacked on to the final year of his rookie contract, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal hasn’t been announced. Martin will be under contract through 2024.

The sides got close enough to an agreement over the weekend that Martin went through the first two days of mandatory minicamp after missing all nine voluntary offseason practices as negotiations that got serious last year kept dragging.

The $14 million average on the new contract surpasses the $13.3 million average on the $66.5 million, five-year contract signed by Jacksonville’s Andrew Norwell in March.

Martin, the 16th overall pick in 2014, was an All-Pro as a rookie when DeMarco Murray led the NFL in rushing for the NFC East champions. He repeated the feat two years later when rookie Ezekiel Elliott was the league rushing leader for another division champion.

The 27-year-old Martin has made the Pro Bowl in each of his four seasons.