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Bobcats fired up against Santa Gertrudis Lions
by By BILLY W. SWINNEY Special to the County Press
Nov 07, 2011 | 474 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
KINGSVILLE — The weather turned cooler but the Bobcats got hotter Friday night with a 74-0 trouncing of the Santa Gertrudis Lions.

“Our passing game just gets better each week,” said head coach Jason Herring. “I’m very proud of how we are doing on both sides of the ball.”

The Bobcats were on fire from the word go. On the first play from scrimmage Cory Brown hauled in a 53-yard touchdown pass from Travis Quintanilla to give Refugio its first score of the night. Adolfo Cordero provided the extra point to make it 7-0.

During the next two offensive plays the Bobcats showed off their speed on a 67-yard drive that culminated in a 54-yard scamper to the end zone by Draigon Silvas.

Shiloh Whetsel scored twice more in the first quarter, once on a punt return and one on a 32-yard run to make the score 28-0.

The Cats scored three times in the second period all on the arm of Quintanilla who was 8 of 10 for 236 yards on the night. His first air scorcher was to Shiloh Whetsel for a 40-yard touchdown.

Then he connected with Lynx Hawthorne on a 56-yard bomb to the end zone before hooking up with Cory Brown again on a 4 yard score to make the score 48-0 going into the half.

The Bobcat defense kept the Lions from traveling very far with Logan Myers, Richard Tuttle, and Jarred Contreras pounding the Lion running backs.

In the third quarter, the Bobcat scoring machine never gave in with Quintanilla targeting Marcus Thompson on a 19-yard touchdown pass. Then the rushing machines cranked up with Malcolm Franklin tearing up the field on a 16-yard TD romp.

The defense dealt out more punishment for the Lions with Jack Gumm, Cory Brown, Isa Silva, and Jake Heryford making great plays.

Two more scores would be garnered by the Cats in the fourth period, first with a five-play 51-yard drive ending up with Draigon Silvas handling the ball for a 19-yard rushing score.

Chase Whetsel would round out the scoring on an 11-yard TD run as the clock ran out to make the final score 74-0.

The Bobcats return home for their final regular season game against Banquete this Friday night. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

Bobcat Trivia Question of the week: In 1970, who were the Bobcats playing when the game was called at halftime and what was the score?

Last week’s answer: The Bobcats made their first post season appearance in 1946 when they were crowned Regional Champs.
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