Battle of ‘Cats and ‘Dogs

The Refugio Bobcats and Three Rivers Bulldogs go at it Friday in district play

REFUGIO, Texas — The Refugio Bobcats are are on a four game win streak against after falling to the Hitchcock Bulldogs in week one.

The Refugio Bobcats have revamped its entire offense and defense after last years loss to Shiner in the playoffs. The Bobcats are a prestigious organization and have been a part of head coach Jason Herring’s 200 wins in his career. Coach Herring went on to say, his success is because of his athletes and assistant coaches. The style of play Herring wants to implement is simple and effective. Herring’s goal is always the same, a state title.

Three Rivers has a great ball club, I think it’s their best team they’ve had in years, said Herring. We’ve got to prepare. It’s what you do Monday through Thursday which determines how you are going to play Friday night.

Coach Herring expects his team to reach its full potential in week 10 or the early weeks of the playoffs, and it showed up big against the then ranked Edna Cowboys. This is the smallest senior class Coach Herring has had in his career (11) and is having to have the younger athletes step up. Senior tight end Braylon Gonzales has been working on stepping-up and becoming a leader. Gonzales said they are going to let the pads do the talking.

At the beginning of the season, everyone was worried about how young we are and we have a lot of sophomores and freshman starting, said Gonzales. We are just growing-up as a team together and everyone is maturing.

The Refugio Bobcats have added new schemes on the defensive sides of the ball and are looking to keep practice simple, but repetitive. This will be the second district game for the Bobcats.