Aug 16, 2013 12:13 AM
REFUGIO, TX - The top 2A team in the state over the past few years, the Refugio Bobcats, is getting ready to make another run at a state title. After winning the state class 2A championship a couple of years ago, there were a lot of expectations that the Bobcats would win back-to-back titles last year.
"Things did not happen to well last year. This year we are just going to keep going and saying rebuild, but we are just reloading. We have a big target on our back because of Refugio, but none of that gets to us. We just go out there and play our game and whatever happens, happens," said senior quarterback Travis Quintanilla,
Refugio did play well, averaging 60 points a game and only giving up about 16 points a game. Everything was in line to make a run at another state title for head coach Jason Herring and his bobcats until they reached the 3rd round of the playoffs. This is where they met up with a really talented East Bernard football team, who handed them a 54-23 loss.
"Expectations are always high. We had a good year last year but fell short of our goal and that is a state championship. We lost to a good team, East Bernard, who ended up winning the state championship. It was still a great season, 12-and-1. We set our goals real high, and we are clear about that, and anything short of a state championship is not a good season. We set expectations extremely high this year," said head coach Jason Herring.
Refugio opens the season August 30th at home with state ranked Ingleside.