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Refugio mauls S-T in Bobcat showdown
by BILLY W. SWINNEY Special to the County Press
Sep 29, 2011 | 1018 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Refugio Bobcat Lynx Hawthorne (2) pulls in the ball for a 7-yard touchdown pass from Travis Quintanilla to score in 1:38 minutes into the first quarter.
Refugio Bobcat Lynx Hawthorne (2) pulls in the ball for a 7-yard touchdown pass from Travis Quintanilla to score in 1:38 minutes into the first quarter.
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SKIDMORE — The Refugio Bobcats took on another set of Bobcats for their first district game of the season and improved their record to 4-0 by soundly eclipsed Skidmore-Tynan, to the tune of 48-0.

“We shut out a very good football team tonight.” said head coach Jason Herring. “We were a lot more physical than we have been so far this season as well.”

Skidmore started out with the ball to begin the game and found themselves facing a concrete Refugio defense that stopped them cold.

After three and out, Refugio’s offense took the field and moved the ball 54 yards in just 4 plays culminating in a 7-yard touchdown pass from Travis Quintanilla to Lynx Hawthorne. Adolfo Cordero booted the extra point to make the score 7-0 just one minute and 38 seconds into the game.

Refugio would score twice in the second quarter with the first coming on a 1-yard touchdown run by Draigon Silvas. Cordero’s kick would extend the lead 14-0.

For the second score Quintanilla would target Hawthorne again, this time from 40-yards out. The point after made it 21-0.

The Refugio defense would have their own standouts with Jarred Contreras, J.B. Brown, and Cory Brown making some great tackles in the middle. Marcus Thompson was a tackling machine recording 3 tackles in the second period. Jake Heryford and Devin Tagle also hunted down and blasted Skidmore ball carriers.

The defense really had their game in the third quarter as Logan Myers and Jake Henderson pounded on Skidmore’s offense. John Wesley Shipp, Cameron Sternadel, and DeBray Bonner also brought some hard hits of their own.

J.B. Brown also recorded an interception. Refugio’s offense would only have one play from scrimmage in the entire third period and it would be all Shiloh Whetsel with a 34-yard touchdown romp. The extra point would be no good making the score 27-0 going into the final quarter.

The offense went into high gear for the fourth quarter scoring first from 79-yards out on another run from Shiloh Whetsel, who ran the ball 7 times for 151 yards on the night. Cordero’s point after made the score 34-0 with 8:27 left in the game.

Shiloh Whetsel garnered his third touchdown of the game later in the quarter on a 2-yard run. Cordero split the uprights to make it 41-0.

The corps of Refugio speedsters was not done as Malcolm Franklin took a handoff and covered 65 yards of real estate to score with 1:19 left to go. Cordero capped off the scoring to make the final score 48-0.

The Bobcats return home to face district foe Riviera this Friday. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. at Jack Sportsman Bobcat Stadium.
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