"Matthews looks for more Blackcat discipline against Bellville this Friday" by: Mike Reddell

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Blackcat quarterback Carlos Lara (1) eyes an opening en route to a 50-yard touchdown run against the Cuero Gobblers here last Friday. Lara was the Blackcats’ leading rushing with 99 yards. The former wide receiver made his debut as quarterback Friday.

   Blackcat Head Coach Patrick Matthews plans to clean up some things that went wrong against Cuero – a 28-15 loss last Friday - before his squad takes on the Bellville Brahmas there this coming Friday. 
   “It’s definitely going to be a tough challenge,” Matthews said about Bellville’s Wing T offensive formation. 
   “Anytime you play the Wing T, you have to be very disciplined,” he added and that’s what the Blackcats are working on this week – better discipline in perfecting techniques. 
   “We’re always trying to get better. There’s a lot of things that have to be cleaned up to be the team we want to be by the time we get to district,” Matthews noted. 
   “Beeville is another opportunity to do that and come out with a victory for the Blackcats.” 
   Bay City had exciting offensive flashes against Cuero last Friday, but they were inconsistent against the Gobblers in the Blackcats’ home opener. 
   Likewise, Bay City had trouble containing Cuero’s mostly rushing attack totaling 300 yards, with two Gobbler running backs going over 100 yards. 
   Bay City had 145 yards rushing, a big chunk of that coming from quarterback Carlos Lara’s nine runs for 99 yards. 
   “We didn’t do ourselves any favors. The penalties didn’t help” – Cuero had 30 yards in penalties to Bay City’s 74 yards. 
   “A few calls didn’t go our way, but we have to make our own calls - that’s part of the game  
   “We’ve got to execute at a high level. We had some good things. 
   “Defensively, we were up in spots. It’s the first game of the year,” he said. 

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