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2012 LSG Team Preview — Refugio Bobcats

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Refugio Bobcats

Team: Refugio Bobcats (16-2A Division II)

Colors: Orange/Black

1st varsity season: 1931

Enrollment: 204 -- Smallest in the district out of 7 schools

2012 Schedule:
@ Ingleside
@ Lago Vista
Riviera-Kaufer **
@ Freer **
Taft **
@ Hebbronville **
Banquete **
@ Santa Gertrudis Academy **
Skidmore-Tynan **

Coach: Jason Herring (5 years) 68-4 at Refugio; 137-42 all-time coaching record

Coach Herring was our Class 2A Coach Of The Year last season

Returning Lettermen: 22

Returning Starters: Offense: 6 Defense: 6

Key Players:
* QB JR Travis Quintanilla TSWA & AP Player Of The Year TOP JR 3,954 yards 53 TDs passing
* RB Draigon Silvas 2nd Team All-State (TSWA) 1,501 yards 24 TDs rushing
* OL John Wesley Shipp 1st Team All-State (TSWA& AP) & 2nd Team All-Texas 47 pancakes no sacks allowed
* LB Jack Gumm 1st Team All-State (TSWA) 170 tackles 14 TFL
* OL/DL Logan Myers
* OL Jake Henderson
* WR Marcus Thompson 530 yards 8 TDs receiving
* K Adolfo Cordero, soph
* LB J.B. Brown, soph 110 tackles
* DB Chase Whetsel, soph 76 tackles 5 INTs
* DB Colton Carroll
* DL JR Jim LaFund 57 tackles
* RB Malcolm Franklin 920 yards 14 TDs rushing

* Followed through with our prediction of at state championship last year
* Will miss superstar receiver Lynx Hawthorne who was our Class 2A Player Of The Year
* Broke the all-time scoring record last season
* Made Chris's Top 5 Championship Stories Last Year
* Went 45-0 at all levels as 7th, 8th, JV and Varsity all went undefeated

  • Mike Says: The Bobcats will be a favorite again this year with lots of key returning players. They averaged almost 60 points per game last year and outtscored their opponents by and average of 47 points. They may not be as dominant this year but they will be very good. QB Quintanilla, RB Silvas and OL Shipp head up the high scoring offense. On defense which is almost as good as the offense, they will be led by LB Jack Gumm. I don't see any one beating them in the regular season. Two teams have great chances at knocking off the champions. One is Lexington and the other is Cisco.
  • Chris Says: Can I just say how much I love the Refugio Bobcats?  Coach Jason Herring has to be one of my all-time favorite coaches.  In fact, I am going to name my EA Sports NCAA 2013 coach Jason Herring.  While I'm at it, I will probably name one of the wide receivers Lynx Hawthorne.  Okay, fanboy time is over... let's get down to business.  Sure Refugio will miss Hawthorne - he did so much to spread defenses that he was worth 20 points a game just by walking on the field.  But you know what?  They would still win by 60 without him!  Yes, Coach Herring's season is going to be a tough act to follow for sure... he coached all levels of football to a 45-0 record - INSANE!!!  While it is unlikely that he can repeat that bit of perfection, I don't see a big letdown.  The Bobcats bring back a ton of experienced players including signal caller, Travis Quintanilla and running back Draigon Silvas.  Add to that, Gumm, and Whetsel and they are pretty much the same team they were last year.  For that reason, they will roll through the regular season and most of the playoffs.  Once again the only team that can beat them is themselves.  Expect to see them in the state championship game again and if they don't tighten up like they did against Cisco, expect another ring!

Last Years Record: 15-0 overall 7-0 District

2011 Games:
vs Altair Rice Consolidated (5-4) (W 26-7)
at Hallettsville (7-6) (W 64-21)
at Robstown (0-10) (W 72-0)
at Skidmore-Tynan (5-5)* (W 48-0)
vs Riviera-Kaufer (9-2)* (W 82-6)
vs Freer (4-6)* (W 91-6)
at Hebbronville (2-8)* (W 69-13)
vs Premont (1-9)* (W 73-0)
at Santa Gertrudis Academy (3-7)* (W 74-0)
vs Banquete (7-4)* (W 55-14)

Playoffs: Division II Champions
Bye Bi-District
vs Three Rivers (7-5) (at Sinton) (W 56-25) Area
vs Poth (11-1) (at Victoria) (W 41-7) Regionals
vs Sonora (12-1) (at SA Heroes) (W 41-24) Quarter Finals
vs Lexington (11-3) (at SA Heroes) (W 63-33) Semifinals
vs Cisco (14-1) (at Cowboy Stadium) (W 36-35) Championship

Championship Game Article

* Ranks #2 in Class 2A All-Time Winning %
* Ranks #21 in the 2012 LSG Team Of The Decade Rankings
* 34 Consecutive Winning Seasons (Ranks #3 All-Time)
* 6 Consecutive 11+ win seasons
* 10+ wins 23 of last 31 seasons
* 20 Consecutive Playoff Appearances
* All Time Record 634-257-31 70.37% 923 games (#2 Winningest Team In Class 2A)
* Playoff Appearances (43)

Championship History: (5) 2-2-1
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
2011 2A Division II -- Refugio 36, Cisco 25

Last 5 year record: 68-4

Last 10 year record: 110-23

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Refugio Bobcats Brotherhood Members

  • Jacques Marshall DB - Class of 1987
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