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To score or not to score, that begs the question
by Andy Pate Jr.
Oct 08, 2010 | 602 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Defense wins championships, right? If so, Refugio’s high flying Bobcats may be heading for a heap of trouble. Halfway-through the 2010 regular season they’ve allowed their opponents an average of 17.4 points per game.

Meanwhile, two of the Bobcats’ top Region IV competitors - Poth and Karnes City - have given up less than eight. Karnes City’s five opponents have averaged 7.6 points; Poth’s six opponents, a meager 6.3. After it’s Friday 73-0 blowout of SA Brooks Academy of Science, Karnes City is moving at a 48.2 clip; Poth, at 45.8. When the Badgers host the Pirates in Karnes City on Oct. 29, the District 14 outcome may well hinge on which team has the ball last.

The good news for the Bobcats is that offensively they appear to be waltzing through their regular season toward the Big Dance in Mansfield on Dec. 18.

After five games they are averaging a whopping 57.6 points per game after crushing Kaufer High of Riviera, 69-13 last Friday.

Could this be the year when the Bobcat reserve running backs lead the team in scoring and rushing? Stay tuned.

The question’s not going away. Banquete and Hebbronville are the strongest teams among the five district teams left on the Bobcat schedule, but both have already lost two games apiece.

Banquete did edge Hebbronville 21-16 on Friday, however, meaning that the District 16 title will likely not be officially determined until Nov. 5, when the Bobcats travel south to Banquete, to close out their regular season.

They face Hebbronville in Jack Sportsman Bobcat Stadium on Oct. 15.

Putt’s Top 10

Texas HS Football 2A Division II, Oct. 2, week

#1 Lexington (6-0)

#2 West Rusk (5-0)

#3 Refugio (5-0)

#4 Sonora (5-0)

#5 Rogers (6-0)

#6 Poth (6-0)

#7 Schulenburg (5-0)

#8 Karnes City (5-0)

#9 Lone Oak (5-0)

#10 Crawford (5-0)

Four of “Putt’s Top 10 2A Division II teams were idle in week five. Lexington at #1 defeated Rosebud-Lott 41-14; and Rogers, #5, handled previously unbeaten Thorndale fairly easily by a score of 56-36.

In the rankings for week five, Karnes City moves up a notch, to #8, switching with Lone Oak.

And here’s a Sonora name to remember as Division II advances toward the playoffs: Ethan Morris, the Broncos’ 6’1” 195 pound senior quarterback. Ethan is an offense all to himself: after five wins, throwing for 232 yards and rushing for 118 yards per game.

Add them up: Ethan has averaged 350 total yards a game.
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