The Robstown Cotton Pickers couldn't handle the strength and speed of the Refugio Bobcats. The Bobcats, ranked second in class 2A, dominated the 'Pickers in their home opener, grabbing a 72-0 win.
Robstown appeared to be ready for their stronger opponent, having success on their first few offensive plays. But a poor snap on a punt sailed out of the endzone for a safety. The play ignited the Bobcats, who had seven different players score on the night.
The 'Pickers started freshman David Molina at quarterback. Robstown Head Coach Rick Gonzalez pointed out that it was the first game of the season that his team had the same quarterback play for an entire game.
"Our young quarterback did very well tonight," Gonzalez said. "If we can take something positive out of this, its that we've found our leader on offense. He did a lot of growing up tonight."
The 'Pickers will enjoy a bye next week, as many players were hobbled from playing a much bigger and stronger team. Robstown returns to action on September 23, when they host the Sinton Pirates.