The Bulldog offense started the game with possession of the ball and was immediately pounded to a pulp by a strong Bobcat defense with key plays made by Logan Koonce, Danny Hernandez and Bryant Lewis.
The Bulldogs would try a fake punt but the Bobcats weren’t fooled and took over on the Three Rivers 39-yard-line. One play later, the Cats had their first score of the night with a 38-yard touchdown run by Draigon Silvas with 9:04 left in the first quarter. Cristian Padron provided the extra point to give the Bobcats a 7-0 lead.
Shiloh Whetsel would provide the next two scores for the first period first with a 12-yard TD run and the second at the end of the quarter with a 2-yard dive to make the score 21-0. The Bobcat defense kept up their intrusive ways with Malcolm Franklin and Jake Heryford making the Bulldogs lose ground.
Bryan Castellano recorded a sack earlier in the opening quarter.
Three scores in the second period put the Cats way out of reach of the Bulldogs. Terrence Smith rambled into the end zone from 32-yards out early in the period to make the score 28-0.
Cory Brown put his six in so to speak with a 50-yard TD run with 6:41 left in the first half.
Aaron Perez capped off the first half scoring with a 28 yard TD throw to Draigon Silvas with 18 seconds left in the half.
Padron provided the post touchdown antics with the point after to extend the Bobcat lead to 42-0. Defensive marksmen for the second period were Sean Dukes, Marquise Brown, Gino Dodge, and Donald Trevino.
The Bulldogs would manage one score in the third quarter but it would prove too little with Refugio’s second team in the game. The Cats scored twice more in the third period on two touchdown passes from two different quarterbacks.
The first, an 8-yard scorcher to Cory Brown from QB Travis Quintanilla and the second a 4-yard TD pass to Cory Brown again this time from Perez to make it 56-6. Justin Padilla recorded a sack in the third and Cameron Sternadel created some mayhem for the Bulldogs as well.
The Cats would only score once more early in the final period on a 2 -yard scamper by Quintanilla to make it 63-6.
The story in the fourth quarter would be the Bobcat defense with Jack Gumm, Jon Jon Medina, Andre Firova and the rest of the wrecking crew keeping Three Rivers on its heels and sealing the victory for the Bobcats.
Bobcat player of the week: Logan Koonce on defense. You might want to get those quarterback stains out of your uniform, Logan, you have another game this week.
The Bobcats will travel to El Campo this Friday night to face Poth in the Regional round.
Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.