Refugio Football Tops Pre-Season State Poll

Refugio football finished the 2017 season in second place in the state. For now, the Bobcats are number one for 2018. That’s according to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine website. They ranked the defending state finalists atop the Class 2A Division I rankings unveiled Tuesday on Twitter.
Even though Harvey hit Refugio very hard, the Bobcats still played for the state championship for the third consecutive season last year.
Refugio returns 10 starters, including highly sought defensive line prospect Armonie Brown, after a 13-1 season ending with a loss to Mart in the state championship game. The Bobcats have to find a new starting quarterback. Last year’s starter, Jared Kelley, has decided to focus on baseball, where he has verbally committed to TCU as a pitcher. Shiner is ranked second in the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine pre-season state 2A poll.

Notre Dame senior middle linebacker Te’von Coney has pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana and been given a year of probation for an incident that happened nearly two years ago.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Wayne Steele accepted a plea deal and put Coney on probation from 363 days. An Aug. 1 trial date had been set.

Coney, who is from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, is expected to start for the Fighting Irish after leading the team in tackles (116) and tackles for loss (13) last season.

Coney was one of five players arrested August 2016 after an Indiana State Police trooper made a traffic stop for speeding and discovered marijuana and an unregistered handgun in the car.Tennessee has boosted its offensive line by adding Alabama graduate transfer Brandon Kennedy.

Tennessee announced the additions of Kennedy and former Michigan State running back Madre London on Tuesday.

Because they’re graduate transfers, both are eligible to play for Tennessee this fall. Kennedy has two seasons of eligibility remaining. London has one season left.

Kennedy tweeted a picture of himself in a Tennessee uniform on Saturday with the message, “A new approach to an old dream.” London had announced on social media in March that he was transferring to Tennessee.

Kennedy played a total of 10 games for Alabama as a reserve center over the 2016 and 2017 seasons after redshirting in 2015.

Kennedy and London join former Stanford quarterback Keller Chryst as graduate transfers on Tennessee’s roster.