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November 19th, 2010
Stakes are high in Wimberley football rematch against Cuero


What goes around often comes around in high school football.

Wimberley and Cuero met in the first week of the season, with Wimberley claiming a 49-42 win. The Texans have kept rolling and now take an 11-0 record into a second-round Class 3A playoff rematch against Cuero Friday night at Blossom Stadium in San Antonio (7:30 p.m.).

The Texans were expecting the return of running back Dennis Smith, a Texas A&M recruit who fractured a toe and hasn’t played since September. With Smith out, running back Trinity Wilson and quarterback Brady Lambert have picked up the slack. Entering Friday’s game, Smith still leads the team with 720 rushing yards, Lambert has 707 and Wilson has 682.

Cuero is 9-2, with its only losses coming against Class 3A stalwarts Wimberley and Liberty Hill. The Gobblers run more than they throw, but they have weapons all around their offense.

Trent Jackson leads the Gobblers in rushing with 889 yards. Quarterback Mason Blaschke is only a 50-percent passer, but he has thrown for 1,393 yards, 21 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Three Cuero receivers have 25 or more catches. Aaron Bell has 29 receptions for 526 yards, Monte Green has made 27 catches for 362 yards and Tanner Hoffman has caught 24 balls for 390 yards.

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