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Bobcats suffer tough championship loss
by By Billy Swinney Special to the County Press
Dec 28, 2013 | 70 views | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Dana Franklin, # 19, hauls in a pass from Travis Quintanilla during the championship game at AT&T Stadium last Thursday night. The Bobcats trailed by just seven points at the half but a strong second half performance from the Cisco Loboes put the game out of reach. The Loboes went on to a 56-21 victory.
Neil Tucker photo Dana Franklin, # 19, hauls in a pass from Travis Quintanilla during the championship game at AT&T Stadium last Thursday night. The Bobcats trailed by just seven points at the half but a strong second half performance from the Cisco Loboes put the game out of reach. The Loboes went on to a 56-21 victory.
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ARLINGTON – Despite a valiant effort, the Bobcats succumbed to a very tough Cisco Loboes team in the 2A Division II State Finals last Thursday night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

The Cats posted impressive numbers as usual but not enough to hold off the Loboes from a 56-36 victory.

The Bobcats started the game with the ball and went right to work going 80 yards in seven plays for their first score of the night with JB Brown taking a pitch back and lobbing a 29-yard touchdown pass to Travis Quintanilla.

Cisco took advantage of an interception and quickly scored to tie the game a 7-7.

On the Cats next series, the Loboes capitalized again off another interception and took a one touchdown lead.

The Bobcats rolled on the next series with one play. A 74-yard TD reception from Quintanilla to Tyler Castellano tied up the game at 14-14.

In the second period, the Loboes rumbled back to take the lead for good with a little more than eight minutes left in the half.

The Bobcats pressed down the field but were stopped at the Lobo 1-yard line.

Two plays later, Cisco had found the end zone again to give themselves a 28-14 lead.

Isaiah Perez scored on the Bobcat’s next drive to narrow the gap 28-21 going into halftime.

With the start of the third quarter, Cisco struck quick and hard extending their lead 35-21.

Cisco recovered an onside kick and shortly scored another touchdown to make it 42-21.

With 9:14 left in the period, Perez slipped into the end zone once again for another Bobcat touchdown.

The Loboes kept it out of reach with a short field and another touchdown to make the score 49-28.

Refugio scored again to start the fourth quarter with a 14-yard touchdown and a two point conversion—both off passes from Quintanilla.

It was Quintanilla’s last passes of his high school career, as he took yet another state record for touchdown passes in a season with 68 touchdown passes.

Cisco would seal the game with another score later in the period to make it a 56-36 ballgame.

Quintanilla capped off 30 of 42 passes for 391 yards on the night, and Isaiah Perez rushed for 107 yards with three touchdowns. The Bobcats finished off an amazing but bittersweet season at 14-2.
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