Bobcats pluck Seahawks, set scoring record
by BILLY W. SWINNEY Special to the County Press
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Bobcat quarterback Travis Quintanilla (34) finds a receiver as Shiloh Whetsel (5), and Jake Henderson (53) protect the quarterback.
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REFUGIO — If there were any doubts about the Bobcats performance this season, the team smashed them all this past Friday night as they grounded the Riviera Seahawks by a record-breaking score of 82-6.

Both unbeaten teams squared off with their sights on staying undefeated but it was the Bobcats who would mesh together the best and come out on top.

“We’ve really grown together as a team and as a family this past week.” Said head coach Jason Herring. “That’s the most balanced game we’ve played since I’ve been here.”

The Bobcats covered 768 yards offensively on the night with 389 of those yards on scoring plays.

The Seahawks started the game with the ball and were brought to a complete standstill by a powerful Bobcat defense, which held the Seahawk offense to just 186 total yards on the night.

The Bobcat offense clicked all night long scoring just 2 minutes and 17 seconds into the game with Travis Quintanilla hooking up with Shiloh Whetsel on a 39-yard touchdown pass. The extra point, off the foot of Adolfo Cordero, was good making the score 7-0.

Malcolm Franklin scored shortly after from 19-yards out with 7:54 left in the first quarter. Shiloh scored his second of four TD’s of the night on a 13-yard run to make the score 19-0 with just over 5 minutes left in the first period.

The final score of the first quarter would be a case of ‘Oh brother, where art thou’ with Chase Whetsel rambling 55 yards for a touchdown. Cordero’s kick would make it 26-0 going into the second quarter.

The Bobcats belched out 35 points in the second quarter, two rushing and three passing. Shiloh Whetsel plowed out two running scores, one from 18-yards out and one from way out at 73 yards.

Quintanilla was on target for three touchdown passes, the first to Marcus Thompson from 32 yards. The second was to Cory Brown, who caught 3 passes for 90 yards on the night, for a 57 yard score.

The third scoring reception went to Marcus Thompson again this time from 57 yards. The Seahawks managed to sneak into the end zone to make the score 61-6 at the half.

In the third quarter the Bobcat scoring machine became the Draigon Silvas show. Silvas scored a rushing touchdown from 10-yards out then he showed his quarterbacking skills as he took a snap and tossed an 8-yard touchdown reception to Lynx Hawthorne to make the score 75-6 going into the final period.

The Bobcat defense was devastating to anyone in a Seahawk uniform. Standouts Donald Trevino, J.B. Brown, Cameron Sternadel, Connor Lowrie, Isa Silva and Jake Heryford made things mighty difficult for the Seahawks’ passing attack.

The Whetsel brothers made it a family contest on the defensive side of the ball with each of them snagging an interception.

Malcolm Franklin posted the only touchdown of the 4th quarter on an 8-yard touchdown run and Cordero booted the extra point to give the Bobcats their highest scoring night since 1995.

Quintanilla threw the ball 24 times with 17 completions for 352 yards on the night.

The Bobcats will host Freer this Friday night at home with kickoff slated for 7:30pm.
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