Defending 2A State Champion Refugio in Devine Friday night for Warhorse season opener

Refugio Bobcats fresh off its 2019 Class 2A DI State Championship begins its quest for consecutive championships Friday night at Warhorse Stadium. The Bobcats, known throughout the state as an elite offensive powerhouse, tallied 810 points total for an average of nearly 57 points per game.
The closest game Refugio experienced in 2019 was their Regional Quarterfinal, 45-43 victory against Shiner at Judson Stadium in San Antonio. If not for their 31-12 scoring outburst in the fourth quarter that erased a 31-14 deficit, the Bobcats would not have been able to eventually advance to the championship game at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
Devine Head Coach Paul Gomez is well aware of the challenges Refugio presents his squad as the 2020 season kicks off.
“They have lots of speed,” Gomez said by no underestimate. “Coach Jason Herring runs a great program over there and we know the Bobcats will bring it on Friday! They are not the defending state champions for nothing. They are in the mix for a state championship year in and year out.”
People can erase the fact that they are a Class 2A school. That community is loaded with great athletes who can play the game of football. None of that scares Gomez though as he and his staff went back to work after their Gonzales scrimmage laying down a game plan to start their season with a victory.
“We went in Monday, put our heads down, and got to work. It takes a great week to be ready to go on Friday night! Every rep in practice is a game rep and once that day is gone, there are no do-overs. Our guys always come to practice in the right frame of mind, so we will be ready to go on Friday! One of the teams is going to win so why Not Us!”
Kickoff is set for 7:30pm. Arrive early to go through entry protocols. Exercise patience and know that procedures are in place to keep everyone safe.
By Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer