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2011 2A Refugio Bobcats Preview – Texas High School Football

Team: Refugio Bobcats

District: 16-2A Division II

Coach: Jason Herring (4 years) 53-4 at Refugio; 122-42 all-time overall coaching record
(#278 on the all-time coaching wins list)

Last Years Record: 13-1 overall 7-0 District

2010 Games:
vs Altair Rice Consolidated (8-4) (W 50-28)
vs Hallettsville (3-7) (W 70-26)
vs Robstown (8-4) (W 36-6)
vs *Skidmore-Tynan (6-5) (W 63-14)
at *Riviera-Kaufer (7-3) (W 69-13)
at *Freer (2-8) (W 70-0)
vs *Hebbronville (6-4) (W 54-7)
at *Premont (3-7) (W 70-14)
vs *Santa Gertrudis Academy (1-9) (W 76-0)
at *Banquete (6-5) (W 65-13)

Playoffs: Division II Semifinals
Bye Bi-District
vs Three Rivers (7-4) (W 63-6) Area
vs Poth (11-1) (W 34-19) Regionals
vs Schulenburg (12-1) (W 42-35) QuarterFinals
vs Lexington (14-1) (L 24-45) Semifinals

The Lexington game was voted in at #21 for LSG's Games Of The Year

Returning Lettermen: 20

Returning Starters: Offense: 4 Defense: 3

Key Players:
* QB Lynx Hawthorne (Transfer from Weimer) TOP 20 WR & Honorable Mention All-State (AP & TSWA) P & 1st Team All-District QB 1270 yards passing 1213 yards rushing 25 total TDS
Read about Hawthorne transferring
* RB Shiloh Whetsel DIST MVP 1073 rushing yards 17 TDs
* RB JR Draigon Silvas DIST OFF POY 830 rushing yards 17 TDs
* WR Cory Brown 1st Team All-District
* OL Matt Galvan 1st Team All-District
* DL Sean Dukes 1st Team All-District
* LB Donald Trevino 1st Team All-District
* DB JR Marcus Thompson 1st Team All-District
* LB Bryant Lewis

LSG District Ranking: #1 (District 16-2A DII Champion)

LSG Region Ranking: #1 (State Ranked #3 Schulenburg will be a tough draw in the Quarterfinals again)

LSG State Ranking: #1 (State Ranked #4 Lexington may be waiting in the Semifinals again)

Notes:
The Bobcats have one of 2A's best backfields with Hawthorne, Whetsel and Silvas. They should roll through the season until a rematch with Schulenburg in the Quarterfinals and Lexington in the Semifinals. LSG predicts a championship matchup vs. Omaha Paul Pewitt with the Bobcats winning their 2nd state championship (they also have a tie back in 1970).  We have called them "the best #5 ranked team in history" as they consistently field a strong team that looks like a world-beater and then stumble in the Quarterfinals - this should end in 2011.

History:
* 33 Consecutive Winning Seasons
* 5 Consecutive 11+ win seasons
* 10+ wins 22 of last 30 seasons
* 19 Consecutive Playoff Appearances
* All Time Record 619-257-31 69.88% 908 games
* Playoff Appearances (42)
1946,1947,1953,1955,1961,1967,1968,1970,1971,1975,1978,1979,1980,1981,1982,1983,1984,1985,1986
1987,1988,1989,1990,1992,1993,1994,1995,1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006
2007,2008,2009,2010

Championship History: Refugio (4) 1-2-1
1968 - Lubbock Estacado 14, Refugio 0
1970 2A - Refugio 7, Iowa Park 7
1982 3A - Refugio 22, Littlefield 21
1987 2A - Loerna 8, Refugio 7

Last 5 year record: 64-6

Last 10 year record: 106-25

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By: Michael Wright & Chris Doelle
Lone Star Gridiron
www.lonestargridiron.com

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