Cuero Football Gets Pre-Season State Ranking

Another area high school football team gets big pre-season honors.
Cuero, ranked number two in the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine pre-season state 4A Division II poll released Wednesday. The gobblers were 13-1 last season, making it to the regional finals. Head coach Travis Reeve told me the pre-season ranking is a great compliment to the program, but it puts a target on their backs. The Mean Green have five starters returning on either side of the football. Two of the returnees made the Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 4A All-State football first team. There’s center Caden Jander and wide receiver Jordan Whittington. A Max Preps first team junior All-America, Whittington had nearly 2,000 yards of total offense to go with 21 touchdowns. Whittington added nearly 50 tackles and three interceptions. He has committed to sign with Texas. Also returning for the Gobblers, Keiran Grant and running back and defensive back, Zach Banda and Brandon Nemec on the offensive line, first team All-District linebacker Dayton Ball, and second team All-District lineman Trey Moore. Michael Barta is Cuero’s new starting quarterback. The Gobblers are the fifth area high school football team to make the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine pre-season state top ten this week. Refugio and Shiner are ranked 1-2 in the 2A Divisiion I poll. In the 3A Division 1 poll, Goliad is ranked second, Yoakum fifth.
DENVER (AP) – The home of the Denver Broncos will be known as Broncos Stadium at Mile High while the team continues to look for a new naming-rights sponsor.

The team announced the temporary name change Wednesday following a vote by the district that oversees the taxpayer-built stadium.

The stadium has had two naming-rights sponsors since it opened in 2001, most recently Sports Authority. Both names included a reference to the Broncos’ original stadium. The team took down large signs with Sports Authority’s name earlier this year after the company declared bankruptcy and stopped making payments.

In a statement, Broncos Chief Commercial Officer Mac Freeman said the team has had “many productive conversations” and is confident it will find the right partner.

A deal would help pay for stadium maintenance.