The Brazos Cougars’ season came to an end, 63-12, at the hands of the Refugio Bobcats in the bi-district championship at Cuero’s Gobbler Stadium last Friday.
District 15-2A went 2-2 last weekend with the top-seeded Shiner and Weimar getting wins while Kenedy and Brazos fell in their bi-district matchups.
The Cougars finished 3-8 overall and 1-3 in district play, putting up 212 points on the season while allowing 367 although Refugio ran that total up with 62 points last week. Brazos earned wins over Danbury (28-8), Louise (58-7) and Yorktown (18-13), the latter two of which were homecoming and the clinching victory to a fourth consecutive postseason berth, respectively.
Head coach Ryan Roecker is fresh off his first year at the helm in Wallis and will return plenty of playmakers who logged meaningful snaps this year and will reset and recharge to extend a playoff streak.
Last year, Brazos won a pair of postseason games over the Three Rivers Bulldogs and Holland Hornets before meeting with the Mason Punchers who went on to dominate the state championship, 46-6, over the New Deal Lions. In the previous two years, the Cougars fell to the Lexington Eagles in the bi-district round although Lexington went on to fall to the Boling Bulldogs both years in the state quarterfinals.
The teams advancing to the area round from the Cougars’ district, Shiner and Weimar, will both have tough matchups to close this week, although both are repeats of last year’s area championships.
With a 35-13 win over the Santa Maria Cougars, the Weimar Wildcats will once again square off with the Mason Punchers, this time at Dripping Springs ISD this Friday, Nov. 22, at 7:30 p.m. where Mason will be defending Class 2A champions. The winner of that showdown will draw the winner between the Holland Hornets and Three Rivers Bulldogs the following week in the regional championship.
On the lower side of the bracket, the Shiner Comanches will rekindle their matchup with the Hearne Eagles following a 77-7 win over the Freer Buckaroos. That game will be played at Sealy’s T.J. Mills Stadium on Friday at 7:30 p.m. where the winner will meet the winner of the Refugio-Thorndale game, which is also a repeat of last year. The Bobcats and Bulldogs will throw down at Heroes Stadium in San Antonio Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6:30 p.m.