Refugio's Hawthorne wins Ford Tough Award


Nov. 9, 2011 at 5:09 a.m.

Lynx Hawthorne has been a threat at wide receiver all season for Refugio.

But Hawthorne showed just how dangerous he can be in the Bobcats' 55-14 win over Banquete last Friday night.

Hawthorne caught seven passes for 230 yards and four touchdowns to help Refugio clinch the outright District 16-2A, Division II championship and the top seed in the playoffs.

Hawthorne scored on catches of 3, 67, 34 and 56 yards to bring his season touchdown total to 20 and secure his selection as the Class 2A Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Hawthorne has already committed to Baylor and will graduate at midterm so he can participate in spring drills.

"He's been amazing all season," said Refugio coach Jason Herring. "I think Friday night was the first time you saw the difference in his athletic ability. You could tell he's a guy who's going to play on the college level."

Hawthorne has 46 receptions for 1,200 yards and has also performed well in the classroom. He has a 95 average and is a member of the National Honor Society.

Herring is hoping to see the same kind of performance from Hawthorne when Refugio opens the playoffs next week against the Coleman-Three Rivers winner.

"There was just something different about his catches," Herring said. "You saw a different gear."



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