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COTULLA COWBOYS FOOTBALL
COWBOYS STRUGGLE IN 6-0 WIN OVER LYTLE, LOCK IN POSTSEASON BERTH FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2019
Despite a less than stellar showing on Homecoming night, Cotulla clinched a playoff berth for the first time in four years and only the second time since 2015, with a 6-0 victory over Lytle in District 14-3A, Division I action last Friday.
Cotulla has struggled offensively the last three weeks after scoring a season-high 61 points in a win over Robstown. The Cowboys defeated Crystal City 19-8, lost to Poteet 42-14 and scored once in the win over Lytle. The Pirates and Javelinas are a combined 2-14 this season and are both allowing well over 30 points per game this season.
“Yes, we secured a playoff spot and I’m just glad all the homecoming stuff is over with,” Cotulla Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Marcus Booker said. “We just have to clean up our play, we fumbled seven times and lost three of them along with several penalties that hurt us Friday.
“Our heads were not in the game and we were worried more about homecoming activities but still found a way to win.”
Booker credited Seasar Garcia with a huge assist in Cotulla escaping with the six-point victory.
“Seasar saved us with the special teams play of the year for us,” the coach said. “He pushed a Lytle kid into the ball on a punt and we recovered it on their 30-yard line and went ahead and scored on that dive to win the game.”
Cotulla, 6-2 overall and 2-1 in league play will host Hondo this Friday in a matchup that will shake out the playoff seedings. The Owls are also 2-1 in district and coming off a 35-7 rout of Crystal City. After starting the season 1-5, the Owls have turned things around in league play, winning two straight.
Playoff matchups should become clearer after the next two weeks. Teams in District 14-3A, DI will face off with teams from 13-3A, DI, where there is currently a logjam for the second through fifth place spots in league play.
Llano will likely win the 13-3A, DI title as they are currently 5-0.
Randolph is second at 3-2 while Marion, Blanco, and Luling all have identical 2-2 marks.
Booker said he is just trying to get his team healthy and improve over the next two weeks in preparation for the postseason.
“We’re just trying to get better this week and stay healthy,” he said. “We might hold some kids out the next two weeks to get them healthy, but yes, we are back in the playoffs where we belong.”
Game time this week at Myers Memorial Stadium is set for 7 p.m.