Population Shift, World Will Rock, 7:30 pm 12/5/2019
At dusk this evening, the center of Texas population will shift from Holland to San Antonio, a distance of about 135 miles down I-35. The up-and-coming high school football team from Bell county will engage in a much-anticipated state quarterfinal 2AD1 game against perennial power, the Refugio Bobcats, in the Alamodome. Both teams are undefeated (13-0).
Since preseason, pollsters have ranked the Bobcats #1 in the division, with Holland flying higher and higher week after week until today, some see the Hornets as the better team.
For good reasons. The Hornets are out for revenge. Somewhere between 15-20 members of this year's squad, or more, experienced first-hand the shellacking Refugio gave them in 2017, 70-29, a game played on the north side of the Alamo city, in Gustafson stadium.
Also, the Hornets have indeed had a fine season, with two stand-out memorable wins, the first over Mart (in Mart), 20-3 and the second just last week, when they blanked the defending state champ[ions, 26-0.
The two teams run much the same offense, relying heavily on the passing and running of the two starting quarterbacks, Zane Spinn (#5), 6-4, 175, and Austin Ochoa (#15), 6-2, 205.
In harvest times the fields around Holland are white with cotton. Around 10 p.m. tonight, the Bobcats hope to send the Hornets home just "whistlin' Dixie."