This weekend, Jason Herring and the 2A #2 Refugio Bobcats will host the 4A #10 Navarro Panthers. Led by quarterback Jacobe Avery, the Bobcats have started their 2016 campaign off hot, scoring just over 46 points per contest.
In the backfield, alongside Avery, is former Bobcat quarterback Jaylon Mascorro. Mascorro, who led the Bobcats to the state finals last year, was moved to running back over the offseason to increase the Bobcats depth at the position and give him more big play opportunities. With Avery and Mascorro lining up behind four returning starters on the offensive line, this Refugio offense has the potential to be more dangerous than last year, when they scored 47 points per game.
Though they’ve been playing well, Refugio will be hosting a Navarro team that has shined to start the year. Led by running back Jake Wright, the Panthers offense has outscored opponents by an average of just under 40 points per game. They are also coming off a dominant performance in which they trampled a La Grange team that was #12 at the time.
Having only allowed 13 points per game, the Panthers defense has been almost just as impressive to start the season. Linebacker Ty Helton leads the team with 41 tackles while cornerback Garrett Weaver has a team high four interceptions. Though Refugio may have their hands full with a Navarro team that is two classifications higher than them, this clash of two top notch football programs will certainly put on a show.