Cuero Football Wins Fourth State Championship
Gobblers Go For Fourth State Title
Victoria, Texas — Cuero football, going for its fourth state football title Friday. The Gobblers taking on Texarkana Pleasant Grove, the defending state 4A Division II champs. Pleasant Grove scores first on a 12-yard TD run by Bruce Garrett for a 7-0 first quarter lead. The Gobblers answer quickly. On their first play from scrimmage, Jordan Whittington runs 69 yards for the touchdown to tie the game at 7-7. Garrett would score his second TD of the game from five yards out to put Pleasant Grove ahead in the second quarter, 14-7. Garrett adds another touchdown from 69 yards out for a 21-7 Pleasant Grove lead. Whittington answers with a 54-yard touchdown, running with it after getting a direct snap, cutting the Pleasant Grove lead to 21-14 in the second quarter. Late in the first half, after a Michael Barta to Whittington touchdown pass was reversed on instant replay, Barta went back to Whittington on the next play for a 26-yard touchdown pass. The extra point was missed, so Cuero is losing, 21-20, at halftime. After a scoreless third, Whittington gets his fourth touchdown of the day on a one-yard run. Cuero takes a 26-21 lead after the two-point conversion fails. Later in the fourth, Whittington picks up his fifth touchdown of the game, on a 12-yard run. Gobblers up 33-21. Ben Harmon scores for the Hawks to cut the Cuero lead to 33-28. But Whittington scores his sixth touchdown of the game from 20 yards out. Jordan Whittington with a state 4A championship game record of 334 yards rushing. Cuero wins 40-28. The Gobblers win their fourth state football championship They end the season with a 15-1 record and 14 straight wins.
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