The Edna Cowboys rode into town and ran smack into a wall. That wall was the Bobcat defense which wore down the Cowboy offense for the entire game. The Cats forced three fumbles and recovered two.
The Refugio defense also recorded four sacks on Edna’s quarterback, keeping the Cowboys off the scoreboard and far from scoring range. The Bobcat offense also rounded up massive numbers with Travis Quintanilla passing for more than 300 yards on the night and Chase Whetsel covering more real estate than Century 21 with 322 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns.
In the first quarter, the Bobcats marched 71 yards in just four plays and Quintanilla capped it off with a 49-yard TD reception to Marquise Brown to make it 7-0. Three minutes later Quintanilla targeted Marcus Thompson for a 20-yard score.
Adolfo Cordero, was a perfect 8 for 8 on extra points, put the lead at 14-0 going into the second quarter.
Chase Whetsel led the scoring charge in the second quarter. First on an 83-yard sprint to make the score 21-0, then he snagged a Quintanilla pass for a 7 yard visit to the end zone.
The Bobcat defense had a stellar night with John Wesley Shipp, Jim LaFond, and Devon LaFrance dealing some Bobcat justice.
“I’m really proud of the boys tonight,” said Head Coach Jason Herring “Our defense is the better than ever this year.”
In the third period, it was the Travis Quintanilla and Marcus Thompson show with the pair hooking up on two scoring drives. The first was a 30-yard strike to make the score 35-0. The second touchdown pass was just for 5 yards but a score nonetheless. Cordero provided the extra point to make it 42-0.
During the days leading up to the game Whetsel was a little under the weather but it certainly didn’t show in the fourth quarter. Whetsel scored again on a 76-yard pass to put the lead at 49-0. Then he left both teams behind on an 86-yard run to cap the Bobcats night with a 56-0 victory.
The Bobcats take a long road trip to Lago Vista to take on the Vikings this Friday night.
Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. in Lago Vista.