SHINER - Trace Mascorro gets irritated when people question the physicality of Refugio's offensive line.
Shiner's Dadrian Taylor leaps over players during Friday's ( November 4, 2016 ) district game against Refugio at Comanche Stadium.
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Mascorro and his fellow linemen put that misconception to bed against Shiner.
"We were deemed a finesse line at first," Mascorro said. "We showed out tonight. We ran right at them. We pretty much demoralized them."
The No. 3 Bobcats rushed for 319 yards and averaged nearly 8 yards per carry en route to a 35-0 District 15-2A, Division I win over No. 10 Shiner on Friday night at Comanche Stadium.
Refugio finished the regular season at 9-1 and wrapped up the district championship with a 5-0 record.
The Bobcats will play La Villa in the bi-district round at 7 p.m. Thursday in Bruni.
Shiner dropped to 7-3 and 4-1 and will play Three Rivers in bi-district at a date and time to be determined.
"We only had four pass plays in the whole game plan," said Refugio coach Jason Herring. "That's never happened in 25 years of coaching. I've always had 20 or 30 pass plays and about the same amount of runs. This time we had about 40 different run combinations pounding the rock."
Senior Jaylon Mascorro and freshman Ysidro Mascorro handled most of the heavy lifting.
Jaylon Mascorro carried 21 times for 224 yards and scored on runs of 26, 65 and 11 yards.
"That's the best my offensive line has ever blocked this year," Jaylon Mascorro said. "I knew they were going to have a good defense and I was going to have to hit the holes faster than usual."
Ysidro Mascorro added 11 carries for 75 yards and scored on a 6-yard run.
Refugio's Jaylon Mascorro tries to gain yardage during a game against Shiner, but is stopped by defenders #5 Charles Haynes (hidden), #71 Michael Rodriguez, and #3 Dadrian Taylor.
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"Jaylon ran like a stud," Herring said. "We knew our offensive line was the strength of our team. We had him and Cido. Cido's kind of a slasher and Jaylon's a pounder."
The Bobcats threw only nine passes and completed six, including a 14-yard touchdown pass from Jacobe Avery to Robert Ortiz.
"I knew for us to have a chance to beat them that we were going to have to pound the rock and keep their offense off the field and limit Dadrian Taylor's touches," Herring said. "One play he can take it to the house. He's that good. We've been riding this defense all year and I knew an offensive game plan where we ground it out would only help our defense out."
Taylor managed 47 yards on 15 carries, and the Comanches were limited to 122 yards of total offense.
"It was unbelievable," said Refugio safety D'Mond LaFond, who had an interception and tipped the ball to Austin Moya for another. "I didn't even know our team can play this well. We had a few mishaps happen, but we bounced back and I'm proud of our team for that."
Shiner was shut out for the first time since a 39-0 loss to Hallettsville in 2013, and the first time at home since a 6-0 loss to Weimar in 2010.
"They're really good," said Shiner coach Steven Cerny. "They're bigger than us and that's where we had the biggest problem. We just didn't match up with their size, especially on the line. They've got everything over there no doubt about it."
The Bobcats will look to continue their success in the playoffs where the teams could meet again like they did last season.
"We have a freaking great line and an amazing running back and everyone was blocking and doing their jobs like they were supposed to," LaFond said. "Whenever you do things like that good things happen."
"We came into this game and knew it was going to be a battle," Jaylon Mascorro added. "It was a battle, but we took it over. We played lights out tonight."
Mike Forman is a sports writer for the Victoria Advocate. Contact him at 361-580-6588 or email@example.com
GAME STATISTICSsource: https://www.victoriaadvocate.com/sports/games/results/football/refugio-at-shiner/6480/ Shiner 0, Refugio 35 November 4, 2016, 7:30 p.m. Comanche Stadium, Shiner High School SCORING SUMMARY 1 2 3 4 F Refugio 0 21 7 7 -- 35 Shiner 0 0 0 0 -- 0 SCORING DETAILS: First Quarter no score Second Quarter R - Ysidro Mascorro 6 run (Diego Gonzales kick), 11:36 R - Robert Ortiz 14 pass from Jacobe Avery (Gonzales kick), 7:20 R - Jalon Mascorro 26 run (Gonzales kick), 3:05 Third Quarter R - J. Mascorro 65 run (Gonzales kick), 3:32 Fourth Quarter R - J. Mascorro 11 run (Gonzales kick), 10:39 TEAM STATISTICS: Refugio Shiner First downs 20 8 Rushes-yards 40-319 33-102 Passing yards 98 20 Passes 6-9-0 4-9-2 Penalties-yards 6-50 2-20 Fumbles-lost 2-1 2-1 Punts-average 0-0.0 4-40.25 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS: Rushing R: Jacobe Avery 5-15, Jamel LaFond 1-(-1), Jaylon Mascorro 21-224, Robert Ortiz 1-7, Ysidro Mascorro 11-75. S: Brandon Cerny 6-10, Collin Bujnoch 5-11, Dadrian Taylor 15-47, Dustin Petras 1-(-4), Jacob Cowan 3-5, Justin Stein 2-37, Ty Boedeker 1-(-4). Passing R: Jacobe Avery 6-8-98-0 S: Brandon Cerny 4-9-20-2 Receiving R: Casey Henderson 1-7, D'Mond LaFond 1-38, Robert Ortiz 4-53. S: Jordan Malinovsky 1-5, Ty Boedeker 3-15.