Gobblers, Texans rivalry renewed
By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
While most of the teams Cuero (12-0) have faced so far this seaason favor the run, the Wimberley Texans (12-1) are a pass first offense led by Texas State baseball commit, quarterback Jojo Weeks. The Gobbler secondary, highlighted by junior free safety Jordan Whittington, will look to erase passing lanes, while John Rodriguez and the front seven will aim to disrupt Weeks in the pocket when they meet Friday night at 7:30 at Bastrop Memorial Stadium.
Wimberley leads the nine game history with Cuero, 5-4. Before the Gobblers won last season, 28-7, the Texans had won three straight, twice in 2010 and once in 2011.
A strong defensive unit paved the wave for Wimberley last season, as they held Cuero to seven points in the first half. Tre Miles scored his first of three rushing touchdowns in the first half. Keiran Grant’s lone score put Cuero ahead for good in the third quarter.
Weeks’ pass friendly offense is averaging 300 yards per game through the air and 192 on the ground. On the season, Weeks has completed 219 of 333 passes (66%) for 3,765 yards, 47 touchdowns and only one interception.
His top targets, Cade Stoever and Gavin Martinez, have both eclipsed 1,000 yards. Stoever has accounted for 65 catches for 1,030 yards and 14 touchdowns. Martinez has added another 1,007 yards on 47 receptions with 11 touchdowns.
Thomas Wyatt Mann and Haden Krebs combine for 61 catches, 1,189 yards and 16 touchdowns.
They also boast a 1,000 yard rusher in the form of Thomas Carruthers, who has totaled 1,415 yards on 150 carries with 19 touchdowns.
The Gobblers are averaging 472 yards per game (246 rushing and 226 passing) while holding opponents to 190 (132 rushing and 58 passing). Cuero has outscored teams 667 to 120 on the season for an average score of 56 to 10.
Grant leads all Gobbler rushers with 152 carries for 1,432 yards and 29 touchdowns. Lately, Jared Love has seen an increase production. On the season, he has 36 carries for 454 yards and six touchdowns.
Senior quarterback Drew Riemenschneider has completed 138 of 189 passes for 2,446 yards with 30 touchdowns and four interceptions.
His top target is Jordan Whittington, who has 65 receptions for 1,318 yards and 18 touchdowns. Bralen Taylor has added another 28 catches for 555 yards and six touchdowns. Jaden Williams and Deandre Lang have combined for 44 catches, 619 yards and seven touchdowns.
Head coach Travis Reeve said, “We’re excited to be playing whosever up next. It being Wimberley, we have tremendous respect for them. We know they’re another good football team. It’s going to be another great week.”