Cuero preps for El Campo in new way

CUERO, Texas — The Cuero Gobblers are preparing in a new way this year in part to their new head coach.

Gobblers head coach Jerod Fikac, implemented a new time for his team to practice in pads this season and its not after school. Instead, he and his team are up at 6:30 in the morning going until 7:30 a.m. Then the team will practice for another 50 minutes during the athletic period. After school, the team will be in the weight room and work on agility. The reason is because its cooler in the mornings and according to the head coach, it will save the legs of the athletes through out the season.

For us it’s about us, said Fikac. It’s about doing things that we can control so we are going to go to work on a daily basis, install our game plan, obviously we got to stop the run and you got to be good up front. Our kids are going to be up to the task.

Coach Fikac is expecting his team to win the line of scrimmage, be physical, fly around on defense and to stop the run. The head coach likes how his team is connected, senior led and ready for this tough match up. Senior linebacker Sean Burkes is focusing on reading his keys, being patient, and getting to the ball.

The hardest part is waking up early and that’s the most difficult, but you know what they say good things are done in the morning, said Burkes. Losing in the semifinals doesn’t feel very good, so we’ve been waiting on this for a long time.

Burkes said he is expecting to win and have good communication in Friday’s game.