DECEMBER 19—Under the bright lights of Jerry's House on a Wednesday night in December 2019, a band of wounded Bobcats played as one, through every adversity into the shining glory to which every Texas high school footballer aspires—a state title.
Final: Refugio 28 (16-0), Post 7 (15-1).
After a long day's bus ride to Arlington (354 miles), the Bobcats stumbled at the outset, allowing Post to take an early first quarter lead, 7-0. Obviously, injured all-state offensive lineman Daeron Wills was missed, as was another all-stater, (linebacker) Ysidro Mascorro, who played but was hurting badly enough not to be able to make his usual contributions on offense.
Second quarter, the Bobcats settled down, managing to make it 7-7 at the half.
The second half belonged to the Orange and Black, led brilliantly by QB Austin Ochoa, who power-toted the oval ball into the end zone for all four Bobcat scores.
The Refugio Bobcats simply would not be distracted by the ugly Impeachment uproar going on at the same time in Washington DC. They took care of business.
We fans must thank them and their coaches for that. The message is clear: Congress should also take care of business, in a manner we citizens have a right to expect.
In defeating Post, the Bobcats won their fifth state title (we must include the 1st, a tie for the title with Iowa Park in 1969, adding 1982, 2011, 2016 and 2019).
Oh, how, our boys do shine tonight! And every night!