Chase Whetsel returned three punts for scores and made a circus catch for another touchdown on the night.
The Bobcat defense went right to work on the Freer offense with Jack Gumm and Marcus Thompson causing some mayhem. Jim LaFond also recorded one sack and tipped a Buckaroo pass to cause an incompletion.
Taking over, the Bobcat offense hit on all cylinders marching down the field and capping off their opening drive with an 18-yard touchdown pass from Travis Quintanilla to Marcus Thompson. Adolfo Cordero, who had a perfect night of extra point attempts, booted the ball through the uprights to make it 7-0.
After the defense stopped the Buckaroos cold, once again Quintanilla handed off to Draigon Silvas who romped 55 yards for the Bobcat’s next score. Before the end of the first quarter Quintanilla hooked up with Cameron Loveday on a 22-yard TD reception to make the score 21-0 going into the second period. The Cats were even on rushing and passing yards for the first quarter with 88 yards in both categories.
The defense hindered any forward motion by the Buckaroos at the beginning of the second quarter and on Freer’s punt, Chase Whetsel was off to the races returning the ball 60 yards for another Refugio touchdown.
On the ensuing kickoff Refugio tried an onside kick and recovered the loose ball on the Freer 41-yard line. Rumbling down to the 1-yard line, Silvas once again got the call, taking the direct snap for a one-yard score.
The Bobcat defense continued it’s mauling of Buckaroo ball carriers and Freer punted again. Unfortunately for Freer, the ball found its way into Whetsel’s hands again and he returned the ball 76 yards for yet another Bobcat score to make it 42-0 with 5:58 left to go in the first half.
After another four and out, the Bobcat offense plowed down to the Freer 6-yard line. Quintanilla targeted Silvas for a 6-yard touchdown reception to end the first half with Refugio leading 49-0.
The Bobcat offense began the second half on the 50-yard line and moved the ball systematically down to the 1-yard line. Silvas tallied his fourth touchdown of the night on the next play which upped the ante to 56-0.
On the next defensive series Devon LaFrance demonstrated smash-mouth football, pounding the daylights out of the Freer signal caller. Tyler Castellano snagged a Freer pass and returned it to the Freer 34-yard line. The Cats capitalized on the interception after 5 plays with a Quintanilla pass to Isaiah Perez for a six-yard score to make the score 63-0.
After the kickoff LaFrance continued with demolition duty on the Freer offense culminating in another Buckaroo punt. Three times was a charm for Whetsel as he scooped up the punt and returned 50 yards for the touchdown.
Freer would hit pay dirt on their next possession to make the score 70-7. On the Bobcat’s first play after the kickoff weirdness would be the menu for the final score of the game with Quintanilla chunking a pass down field to Marcus Thompson.
The ball would bounce off Thompson’s fingertips and ended up in Whetsel’s waiting arms as he sped by on the way to the game-ending touchdown for a Bobcat victory, 77-0.
The Bobcats will host the Taft Greyhounds this Friday for homecoming in Jack Sportsman Bobcat Stadium. Homecoming ceremonies begin before the game. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m.