“We still have a few things to work out but we really played well tonight,” said Head coach Jason Herring.
The Bobcat defense put the first points of the game on the board by sacking the Hallettsville quarterback in his own end zone just 3 minutes into the game to make the score 2-0.
The offense started their engines right away taking the ball 65 yards in just four plays and capped off the drive with Shiloh Whetsel catching a 15-yard touchdown pass. Adolfo Cordero booted the extra point to make the score 9-0 with 8:07 left in the first period.
The Brahmas answered back with a score of their own to close the gap 9-7. Less than two minutes later Whetsel scored his second of the night on a 4-yard stroll into the end zone. Cordero’s extra point put the score at 16-7 with 1:20 left in the first quarter.
The Bobcat defense deprived the Brahmas any momentum and put the Bobcat offense back in the driver’s seat. Seconds later Draigon Silvas, who rushed for more than 200 yards on the night, rambled into the end zone for another Refugio touchdown. After Cordero’s extra point the score stood at 23-7.
The Bobcats would score twice in the second quarter, the first coming off a 1-yard touchdown run late in the period. The second came off a 23-yard touchdown reception by Lynx Hawthorne to make the score 37-7 going into the half.
The Bobcat defense kept the Brahmas out of scoring range with the likes of Jack Gumm, Marcus Thompson, Ryan Castillo and Justin Padilla.
More Refugio defense in the third quarter was on the menu with Jake Heryford, Jarred Contreras and JB Brown making key plays.
Defensive specialist Cameron Sternadel also got into the act, recording an interception. The Brahmas found the end zone first with 4:38 left in the third period to make the score 37-14.
The Cats bounced back quickly with Travis Quintanilla finding Hawthorne on a 7-yard TD pass. Cordero’s kick would split the uprights to extend Refugio’s lead to 44-14 going into the fourth period.
With the beginning of the fourth quarter Refugio’s scoring machine went into high gear. Their first score came on another Quintanilla pass, this time to Cory Brown for a 34-yard touchdown. Close to three minutes ticked off before the Bobcats would once again score on a 34-yard touchdown scamper by Malcolm Franklin. With Cordero’s point after the score was 58-14.
The second team offense took to the field and went right to work. Their first drive would be three plays of all Richard Tuttle. Tuttle carried the ball on three straight plays covering 80 yards with his third run being a 4-yard touchdown run. The point after extended the lead to 64-14.
The Brahmas would score late in the fourth period, but it was not enough and too late, leaving the final score 64-21.
The Bobcats travel next to Robstown to take on the Cottonpickers. Kickoff is at 7:30 in Robstown.