WATCH: Cuero set to refocus after close OT win

CUERO, Texas — The Cuero Gobblers are licking its wounds and trying to refocus after last week’s overtime win over Salado. The Gobblers pulled out the win scoring a touchdown to end the game, 13-7, which was the second lowest score the Cuero offense has totaled all season. Cuero quarterback Mason Notaro said he and the team might have overlooked the fourth place team in district last week, but have since refocused in preparation for the area round of playoffs.

[The win] brings a lot of confidence, said Notaro. As a quarterback, knowing you can have a bad game and you are still going to come out with a win because you have one of the best defenses in the state.

Cuero’s defense has been stout all season, allowing an average of less than two touchdowns per game (11.6 pts). Notaro said the team will have the advantage this week since the game will be played in Gobbler country and hopes the stadium will be packed. First year Cuero head football coach, Jerod Fikac, said a win is a win and he and the team are taking it one day at a time. The team needs to be prepared for a Sealy defense that flies around and a offense with a dual threat quarterback.

One of the things I was most proud of Friday night is they just kept battling, said Fikac. That’s part of our core principals and our culture, of these kids not giving up…believing in themselves, believing in our program, believing in the coaches, the coaches believing in them. We felt something was going to go our way and finally it did.

The Cuero Gobblers are 10-1 on the season and will host Sealy  Friday at 7:00 p.m. The Mean-Green know that while winning bi-district and a district title is nice, but the goal is state.