Refugio rallies to beat Mason

Mike Forman By Mike Forman

Dec. 8, 2017 at 8:48 p.m.
Updated Dec. 8, 2017 at 10:57 p.m.

Refugio's Jake Tinsman runs through a tackle during Friday's game against Mason.

Refugio's Jake Tinsman runs through a tackle during Friday's game against Mason.   Carolina Astrain for The Victoria Advocate

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SAN ANTONIO – Refugio scored 28 unanswered points in the second half and rallied for a 38-14 win over Mason on Friday night in a Class 2A, Division I quarterfinal at the Alamodome.

The Bobcats improved to 12-1 and moved into the semifinals against San Augustine, a 50-14 winner over Centerville.

The semifinal game will be at 7 p.m. at the Berry Center in Cypress.

The Bobcats trailed 14-10 at halftime, but scored on a 1-yard run by Jacobe Avery on their first possession of the third quarter to take the lead for good.

Refugio took a 24-14 lead on a 28-yard run by Daryon Ramirez, the first of three scores in the fourth quarter.

Jared Kelley threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Jake Tinsman and Avery capped the scoring with a 33-yard interception return.

Mason (13-1) used two big plays to take a 14-10 halftime lead.

The Punchers scored on a 43-yard run by quarterback Otto Wofford, and a 34-yard pass from Wofford to Jake Comey.

The touchdown followed a Kelley fumble and a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on the Bobcats.

Refugio scored on a 53-yard pass from Kelley to Jamel LaFond, and Diego Gonzales kicked a 33-yard field goal on the final play of the half.

Refugio’s defense limited Mason to four first downs and the Punchers went 0-for-10 on third down.



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