A look back at Gobbler Stadium

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

To say that much has taken place for Cuero football since Gobbler Stadium changed locations in 1967 would be a great understatement. For starters, Cuero has been to 10 state championship games, won three and seen many tremendous players and coaches take the field, but a lot of it goes back to building a new stadium.

This was also around the time Cuero High School integrated. The last year of Daule graduation was 1965.

Fifty years ago, Cuero High School dedicated Gobbler Stadium thanks to the vision of former athletic director and head football coach Bill Engle. Though it had been a decade since the Gobblers had won a district championship, Engle desired for the football program to have a new stadium next to the high school.

Seven years prior in 1960, Cuero High School moved up the hill to its current location after many years at the building which now houses Lifeway Baptist Church.

Following Cuero’s first game at the stadium Sept. 8, 1967, a 20-6 loss to Edna, the stadium was dedicated on Sept. 29, 1967 and the primary speakers were Dr. Raymond Reese and Mrs. Susan Wallis both of whom still reside in Cuero.

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