Hypothetical State Showdowns (2A): Bremond (16-0) vs Refugio (15-1)

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Every year it’s the same old thing. Who would win if the Division I state champ played the Division II champ?

Sometimes the match ups are intriguing. For example, what if this high-powered offense had to play that tough defense. Or, we’d like to see that legendary coach against that legendary program. Perhaps it’s star power on state championship teams or just to see if Cinderella can conquer one more foe.

High school football season ended last weekend at AT&T Stadium in Arlington with 10 newly crowned state champions in 11-man football.

As a way of extending the season one more week, here’s our Christmas wish — a hypothetical game of each class’s state champions. It’s like the Little League World Series finale is the United States Champion against the International champion.

But this is Texas, and we’re ALL Texans. So here are the match ups, each with a prediction.

And to go old school, we’ll put each game at a site that’s neutral and about even in distance — the way coaches used to decide on the site for a state championship game. We’ll have five games in four days at four different sites, just to mix things up for media and earn those extra airline miles.

 

2A State Finale

Who: Bremond vs Refugio

Date: Wednesday, 2 p.m.

Site: NRG Stadium

Refugio must travel 19 more miles than Bremond to reach NRG Stadium, and that’s not much considering Houston traffic on a weekday. All the yellow dog buses will sit in traffic.

However, it doesn’t matter how far Bremond has to travel. The Tigers are hard to beat regardless of where they play. Refugio is a really good team, but they needed a last-minute field goal to beat Crawford and take the state title back to the Coastal Bend for the first time since 2011.

Refugio’s just not as dominant as Bremond, which won its third-consecutive title with a 49-28 win over Iraan. The Iraan Braves were ranked No. 2 all year long and posed the biggest threat to unseat Bremond, but they couldn’t stop Roshauud Paul, who ran for 231 yards and scored five dazzling touchdowns. Paul, a Texas A&M commit, also threw for 153 yards and a touchdown.

Refugio had a good year, but we think Bremond is just too good and the Tigers win No. 48 in a row.

Bremond 45, Refugio 20

 

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Frank t
Frank t
4 years ago

Dumb!!! No way would bremond or anyone in 3a have a chance vs Refugio… the Navarro game was all I needed to see… basically Refugio played their worst game all year against Crawford and still won state… no one can run on Refugio

TB
TB
4 years ago

Bremond by 25? Really? Did someone spike the egg nog at your holiday party? I think you’ve got that backwards. More like Refugio 45, Bremond 20. Refugio shut down some excellent RB’s this year and their defense was incredible. Refugio’s defense would shut Paul down.

Mike Zimmerman
Mike Zimmerman
4 years ago

Whoever “WE” is in their assessment needs to find a new occupation and give up writing about HS football… Refugio never allowed a single RB to reach over 60 yards, and that includes over 5 different RB’s that had over 2,000 yards this season. Plus holding a 4A semifinalist in Navarro to 14?!?! And yet y’all would pick Bremond!?! Absurd and insane.. Wouldn’t even be close, Refugio 35 Bremond 6

Gary
Gary
4 years ago

This is totally absurd! I happened to watch Bremond and Iraan. Wasn’t impressed. Paul was all Bremond had….period! Yes, Refugio did in fact play their worst game all year against Crawford. Refugio 45. Bremond 14

Tigers 47-0
Tigers 47-0
4 years ago
Reply to  Gary

Looked to me that there was a whole team on that field… what game did you watch? Go Tigers!!!

Stu-Dog
Stu-Dog
4 years ago

You people kill me getting all bent out of shape over something that was done out of fun. Same story Bremond heard all year. Reminds me of the Joe Montana commercial. Enjoy your championship and don’t worry, you don’t have to beat Bremond. (As he throws up a hand with THREE rings and says “what an accomplishment.” And you played your worst against Crawford? Ever think Crawford had something to do with that?

Joe Bender
Joe Bender
4 years ago
Reply to  Stu-Dog

No I didn’t think so. And I watched all the state games.. Saw the Navarro game saw the Crawford game. Any person with eyeballs could see Refugio didn’t play thier best ball… Crawford had heart and some good breaks on the throw back pass and 2 jump balls… had nothing to do with what Crawford was doing.. by ur arguement Crawford would beat Navarro… I’m from San Antonio and can tell u right now without a shred of a doubt Crawford couldn’t get within 50 of Navarro.. bremond would have to pass all game, no one ran one Refugio all year long and that includes Crawford… bremond wouldn’t run on them either that I know for sure.. Refugio had the most talent in all small school divisions all the way up to the 4a level… they even had more than us at Navarro, but we outdisciplined them.

Stu-Dog
Stu-Dog
4 years ago
Reply to  Joe Bender

Where do you get that I said Crawford would beat Navarro? Guess my point is why get bent out of shape over something that was done in fun? Bremond did not have to beat Refugio to win state. Refugio did not have to beat Navarro to win state. I will say that every year it seems Refugio did not play their best game. For once it would be nice to hear the other team get credit. Crawford was good or they wouldn’t have been there. I think you hit the nail on the head ………outdisciplined.

Ricky white
Ricky white
4 years ago

I was at everyone of the state games so I saw all teams. Bremond didn’t have near the talent of Refugio, and no chance they’d have any success running the ball against them, as Crawford didn’t either. Being from San Antonio and originally from Navarro , I get to watch a lot of Navarro games. Can tell u right now Refugio had the most talent on the field out of anyone we played in 4a outside of west orange stark. Refugio definitely had an off night, had nothing to do with what Crawford doing. Refugio from the eye ball test had more athletes than any team all the way up to 4a level. Outside of the throw back pass and 2 jump ball bombs, Refugio shut down Crawford completely. The game wouldn’t be close, bremond wouldn’t have over 60 yards rushing just like no one else did against Refugio.. IMO centerville, mason, shiner, and Mart all would have beaten bremond. For Pete’s sake burton gave em all they wanted.. Refugio woulda won both 2a titles and both 3a titles..

Refugio 42 bremond 10

Stu-Dog
Stu-Dog
4 years ago

Hell they would have probably won the SEC! Eye ball test says they should have been the state champs for the past 4-5 years……..but they weren’t. Yes Refugio was loaded with talent. Would Bremond have beaten Refugio? Who cares? They didn’t have to beat them to win ANOTHER STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!

James
James
4 years ago

They didn’t have to beat them, but if they’d had to have beat them they wouldn’t… Refugio wins this one no contest..

On a side note go aledo!! Back to back in 2017!

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