Cuero Football practice while awaiting UIL decision

Cuero Football practice while awaiting UIL decision

CUERO, Texas – The Cuero Gobblers are holding practice Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with an hour of skills and then they head inside for an hour-and-a-half of strength and conditioning.

The Cuero I.S.D  board, voted unanimously in February to hire Jack Alvarez, football head coach at Copperas Cove. Alvarez led Copperas Cove to the bi-district playoffs two years ago. Before that, Alvarez led Ennis to three state championship appearances and a 5A Division two state title in 2014.

The Gobblers suspended their practice the week before the 4th of July due to COVID-19 concerns. Since then they have picked up where they left off.

“It was disappointing, but at the end of the day we’re here to take care of the kids do what’s best for the kids and it’s going to workout okay. I think it kind of made everybody’s eyes open to say hey we got to take care of each other,” said Alvarez.

Coach Alvarez is implementing a new system slowly to the team. The total amount of days they have installed offensive and defensive plays comes out to about nine days.

“I’ll tell you what, I’ve been very impressed wit the kids. I’ll say this Cuero, we have good skill level as far as I’ll say our defensive backs, receivers. Just the skill level here is very good,” continued Alvarez.

The Gobblers along with all the other high schools wait to hear back from the UIL to see when their seasons will officially start.