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COTULLA COWBOYS FOOTBALL
COTULLA TO HOST CRYSTAL CITY IN DISTRICT 14-3A, DIVISION I OPENER THIS WEEK.
With a week off to rest and recover, Cotulla enters their District 14-3A, Division slate this week against Crystal City as one of six teams vying for four playoff spots as the football season enters its key stretch.
“The week was good for us, we got back to fundamentals and got some kids healed up and should get some kids back from injury,” CHS Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Marcus Booker said. “We need to make Crystal City one dimensional and force them to pass the ball more.”
Like Cotulla, the Javelinas also had a bye week prior to the start of league play and Booker believes the struggling team will likely pull out all the stops in trying to pull out a win.
“With them being off for the week like us, we need to be ready for anything and everything, especially trick plays and weird formations,” he said. “But as long as we take care of ourselves, everything else should work itself out in a good way.
“We would like to keep it rolling offensively and tackle better defensively; our conditioning should be better with the weather cooling down some now.”
The Javelinas enter the matchup with a 1-4 mark this season. The team notched a 27-7 win over Brackettville in their season opener but have since lost four straight, losing all four games by two or more touchdowns. Crystal City is coming off a 27-2 loss to rival Carrizo Springs on September 23.
Cotulla has rallied since it lost a 39-18 decision to Bandera in week two, winning three in row and scoring 34 or more points in each of those three outings. The Cowboys are coming off their strongest offensive effort in years as they crushed Robstown 61-35 two weeks ago.
Game time is set for 7 p.m. at Meyers Memorial Stadium in Cotulla this Friday.