No. 7 Cuero Gobblers beat the Geronimo Navarro Panthers, 35-28
Gobblers avenge only loss of the season, heads to state semi-final for first time since 2018
BASTROP, Texas – Cuero senior quarterback Jerry Rossett and senior wide receiver LeBron Johnson connected on a 3rd down and 26 last week to ice the game against the No. 8 Wimberley Texans. And with the game on the line in Bastrop against the Geronimo Navarro Panthers, the two connected again for 44-yards to break the tie with 23 seconds left in the game. The Panthers had one last chance until quarterback Colton Schuelke’s pass was intercepted by Johnson with three seconds left.
Coach Jack Alvarez was excited to be able to keep this team together for one more week.
“I tell them every week let’s go out and try to keep this family together and we get to stay together for one more week”, says Alavrez. “My hats off for this team, they overcame a lot of obstacles inlcuding from myself tonight but they had the never say die attitude tonight.”
Coach Alvarez also praised his defense for stepping up on stopping the Navarro’s Slot T offense that the Gobblers haven’t seen much of all season except for its first match-up back in September. Quarterback Rossett describes what it is like to be able to play in the 4A-Division II semi-finals next week.
“It means a lot,” Rossett says, “I get to play with my brothers in the semi-finals. We got to focus on assignements forget about this win and go on to the next one.”
The Gobblers (13-1) advance to the Class 4A-Division II state semi-finals after they defeated the Panthers (10-3), 35-28. The Gobblers will now face the No. 5 China Spring Cougar who defeated the No. 4 West Orange-Stark Mustangs, 31-14.
Cuero and China Spring will meet at Round Rock I.S.D. Athletic Complex on December 10th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
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