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Refugio Wins A Wild One Over Cisco

Refugio Bobcats - Class 2A Division II State Champions

Refugio 36, Cisco 35

The Refugio Bobcats won their first title since 1982 and their 2nd all-time with a wild 36-35 win over the Cisco Loboes.  The Loboes fall to 0-4 all-time in champioship games.  All 4 of those games have been since 2002.

The Bobcats led this one 14-13 at the half and as both teams combined for 507 total yards.  The Cisco defense stepped up big stopping Refugio twice on downs inside their own 10 yard line.

Cisco scored first in the 2nd half and put Refugio behind for the first time all season in the 2nd half.  Refugio responded though and scored the next 22 points to take a 36-19 lead with around 10 minutes left.  Cisco came right back with a kickoff return for a touchdown by Sophomore running back Mason Reed who also had over 100 yards rushing.  The Loboes got the ball back and behind the running of Hayden Lewis they scored again to make it 36-33.  On Refugio's next possession, they went 3 and out and then opted to take a safty when they dropped back to punt to make the score 36-35.   Cisco then took over at their own 34 with 2:22 remaining.  The Bobcats were able to hold on a 4th down and short paly at their own 41 yard line to take the ball over and run out the last 58 seconds.

Refugio defensive back Cory Brown was the defensive player of the game with 10 tackles.  He also caught 6 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown on offense.  Bobcat quarterback Travis Quintanilla completed 20 passes on only 25 attempts for 372 yards and 3 touchdowns to get the offensive player of the game.  Wide receiver Lynx Hawthorne caught 4 passes for 119 yards and scored a touchdown.  Kicker Adolfo Cordero connected on 4 extra points.  The Bobcats finish the seaosn with 891 points.

For the record, Quintanilla ends his season with 195 completions on 285 attemspts for 3,929 yards and 52 touchdowns. Not bad for being a sophomore.  Hawthorne finishes with 72 receptions for 1,777 yards 25 touchdowns.  Cordero ends his season with 94 extra points.

This was 2nd championship won by Bobcat head coach Jason Herring.  He also won one in 2000 while he was at Sonora.

The game was played in front of 10,456.

All-Time Records

MOST POINTS SCORED IN A SEASON BY A TEAM INCLUDING PLAYOFFS (Games Played)
1.   891 - Refugio, 2011 (15)
2.   824 - Big Sandy, 1975 (14)
3.   803 - Southlake Carroll, 1992 (16)
T4.  801 - Brownwood, 2010 (15)
T4.  801 - Thorndale, 1994 (16)
6.   789 - Mart, 1999 (15)
7.   786 - Refugio, 2010 (14)
8.   784 - Waco, 1927 (14)
9.   782 - Gilmer, 2009 (15)
10.  770 - Corpus Christi Calallen, 1995 (15)
11.  767 - Bushland, 2009 (16)
12.  761 - Austin Lake Travis , 2009 (16)
13.  754 - Houston Madison, 2001 (15)

SEASON -- PASSING YARDS
14.  4,470 - Scotty Young, Denton Ryan, 2009
15.  4,424 - Michael Brewer, Austin Lake Travis, 2009
16.  4,302 – Wes Wood, Muleshoe, 2008
17.  4,284 – Chris Sanders, Flower Mound Marcus, 1995
18   4,261 - Case McCoy, Graham, 2009
19.  4,255 – Gary Joe (GJ) Kinne, Canton, 2005
20.  4,244 – Spencer Stack, Flower Mound Marcus, 1997
21.  4,237 – Riley Dodge, Southlake Carroll, 2006
22.  4,179 – Lupe Rodriguez, Mission, 1987
23.  4,161 - Luke Woodley, Dallas Highland Park, 2009
24.  4,130 – Kellen Haynes, Crosby, 2003
25.  4,128 - Ryan Polite, DeSoto, 2010
26.  4,101 - Hunter Taylor, Whitehouse, 2011
27.  4,098 – Manuel Johnson, Gilmer, 2004
28.  4,051 - Ryan Polite, DeSoto, 2009
29.  3,946 - Dalyn Williams, Lake Dallas, 2011
30.  3,928 - Travis Quintanilla, Refugio, 2011

In 1980, current UNT head coach and former Southlake Carroll legend Todd Dodge became the first passer in Texas high school history to pass for 3,000 yards in a season under passing guru Ronnie Thompson at Thomas Jefferson HS in Port Arthur.

SEASON -- TOUCHDOWN PASSES
1.    67 - Graham Harrell, Ennis, 2003
2.    65 - Scotty Young, Denton Ryan, 2008
T3.   64 - Scotty Young, Denton Ryan, 2009
T3.   64 - Wes Wood, Muleshoe, 2008
5.    56 - Greg McElroy, Southlake Carroll, 2005
6.    55 - Garrett Gilbert, Lake Travis, 2008
T7.   54 - Riley Dodge, Southlake Carroll, 2006
T7.   54 - Kirk Saul, Turkey Valley, 1986
T7.   54 - Chase Wasson, Southlake Carroll, 2002
10.   53 - Graham Harrell, Ennis, 2001
T11.  52 - Travis Quintanilla, Refugio, 2011
T11.  52 - Garrett Gilbert, Lake Travis, 2007
T11.  52 - Patrick Hutka, Rogers, 1997
T14.  50 - Colt McCoy, Tuscola Jim Ned, 2003
T14.  50 - Chase Daniel, Southlake Carroll, 2004
T14.  50 - Lupe Rodriguez, Mission, 1987
T17.  49 - Josh Dorman, North Richland Hills Birdville, 2009
T17.  49 - Kelan Luker, Stephenville, 1998
T19.  48 - Jack Rhoades, Cameron Yoe, 2010
T19.  48 - Sawyer Cornelius, Bushland, 2009
T19.  48 - Chandler Dane, Decatur, 2004
T19.  48 – Manuel Johnson, Gilmer, 2004
T23.  47 - Hunter Taylor, Whitehouse, 2011
T23.  47 - Paul Millard, Flower Mound, 2010
T23.  47 - Graylon Brown, Brownwood, 2010
T23.  47 – Gary Joe Kinne, Gilmer, 2006
T23.  47 - Spencer Stack, Flower Mound Marcus, 1997
T23.  47 - Stephen McGee, Burnet, 2003
T23.  47 - Colt McCoy, Tuscola Jim Ned, 2004

SEASON -- RECEPTIONS
T230.  72 - Lynx Hawthorne, Refugio, 2011
T230.  72 - Colby Rucker, Van, 2011
T230.  72 - Trent Termin, Canton, 2010
T230.  72 – Dylan Fowler, Midlothian, 2008
T230.  72 – Jeff Beck, Sulphur Springs, 2007
T230.  72 – Ckody Burton, Gonzales, 2007
T230.  72 – Bart Henderson, Whitehouse, 2007
T230.  72 – Bryce Vernon, Round Rock Westwood, 2006
T230.  72 – Skylar Allbritton, Keller, 2004
T230.  72 – CLINT RENFRO, Southlake Caroll, 2004
T230.  72 – KENDALL WRIGHT, Sulphur Springs, 2003
T230.  72 – COLIN BADO, McKinney North, 2002
T230.  72 – JUSTIN MacGIBBON, China Spring, 2001
T230.  72 – RENE GARZA, PSJA Memorial, 2000
T230.  72 – MATT GALLIP, Schulenburg, 2000
T230.  72 – GARVIN GRAVES, LaVega, 1999
T230.  72 – Mike Walters, Fort Worth Carter-Riverside, 1997
T230.  72 – Chad Finch, Sabine Pass, 1983

SEASON -- RECEIVING YARDS
1.    2,427 - Cody Cardwell, Stephenville, (4A) 1998
2.    2,202 – Phillip Beck, Crosby, (4A) 2003
3.    1,993 - Ryan Read, Austin Westlake, (5A) 1996
4.    1,931 - Chris Brazzell, Alice, (5A) 1993
5.    1,926 - Kelby Kemper, Coahoma, (2A0 2003
6.    1,920 - Jordan Shipley, Burnet, (3A) 2003
7.    1,859 – Dustin Findley, Bosqueville, (1A) 2003
8.    1,811 – Fred Robinson, Austin Lake Travis, (4A) 2005
9.    1,808 - Caleb Hullum, Eastland (2A) 2011
10.   1,791 - Brian Christian, Decatur, (3A) 2004
11.   1,787 – Adrian Hackney, Alto, (2A) 1998
12.   1,777 - Lynx Hawthorne, Refugio, (2A) 2011
13.   1,771 – Jason Bird, Austin Lake Travis, (4A) 2007
14.   1,763 – Jamie Jackson, Schulenburg, (2A) 1994
15.   1,757 – Frank Hernandez, Mission, (5A) 1987
T16.  1,755 - Jessie Ramos, Stamford, (1A) 2011
T16.  1,755 – A.J. Dugat, Dayton, (4A) 2008
18.   1,751 – Kyle Guinyard, Ennis, (4A) 2008
19.   1,749 – Brandon Johnson, South Grand Prairie, (5A) 1999
20.   1,741 – Brian Christian, Decatur, (3A) 2004
21.   1,717 – Jordan Shipley, Burnet, (3A) 2004
22.   1,710 – Cade McCrary, Austin Lake Travis, (4A) 2008
23.   1,691 – Jamaica Rector, Celeste, (1A) 1990
24.   1,675 – Andrew Delgado, Lyford, (3A) 2008
25.   1,671 – Chris Ross, Wylie, (4A) 2002

SEASON -- TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS
1.     33 - Shayne Boyd, New Deal, 1987
T2.    30 - Broderic Jones, Ennis, 2002
T2.    30 - Jordan Shipley, Burnet, 2003
4.     29 - Jarvis Woodson, Ennis, 2003
T5.    27 - Jaxson Shipley, Brownwood, 2010
T5.    27 - Frank Hernandez, Mission, 1987
T7.    26 – Victor Vasquez, Muleshoe, 2008
T7.    26 – Kelby Kemper, Coahoma, 2003
T7.    26 – Cedric Patt, Detroit, 1998
T7.    26 - Percy Waddle, Columbus, 1984
T11.   25 - Lynx Hawthorne, Refugio, 2011
T11.   25 - Keyarris Garrett, Daingerfield, 2010
T11.   25 - Brandon Wilkerson, La Grange, 2009
T11.   25 – Jason Bird, Austin Lake Travis, 2007
T11.   25 – Fred Robinson, Austin Lake Travis, 2005
T11.   25 - Cody Cardwell, Stephenville, 1998
T17.   24 – Cade McCrary, Austin Lake Travis, 2008
T17.   24 – Bud Sasser, Denton Ryan, 2008
T17.   24 - Philip Beck, Crosby, 2003
T17.   24 - Brian Christian, Decatur, 2004

SINGLE SEASON - EXTRA POINTS
1.   100 - Cristian Padron, Refugio, 2010
2.    98 - Kevin Ortega, Southlake Carroll, 2004
3.    94 - Adolfo Cordero, Refugio, 2011
4.    90 - Garrett Hartley, Southlake Carroll, 2002
T5.   89 - Jeff Johnson, Katy, 2010
T5.   89 - Kam Praytor, Austin Westlake, 1994
T7.   87 - Dewaayne Castorena, Munday, 2011
T7.   87 - J.W. Boren, Stephenville, 1998
T7.   87 – Umberto Lozano, Comfort, 1998
10.   86 - Adam Deike, Mart, 1999
T11.  84 - Kramer Fyfe, Austin Lake Travis, 2009
T11.  84 – Jeremy Monsilvais, Sealy, 1995
13.   83 - Devin O' Sullivan, Corsicana Mildred, 2011
T14.  82 – Gray May, Celina, 1999
T14.  82 – Jarrod Martin, Celina, 1995
T16.  81 - Fransisco Monreal, Carthage, 2010
T16.  81 – Chris Copeland, Ennis, 2002
T16.  81 – Chris Copeland, Ennis, 2001
19.   80 - Granger McCollough, Cedar Park, 2010

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