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RIO HONDO – With the second seed all locked up, the Rio Hondo Bobcats started a tad slow but then turned on the jets in a 33-13 win over the Progreso Red Ants on Friday night.
The Bobcats (8-2 overall, 4-1 district) finish as the runner up in District 16-4A Division II and will face Cuero in a Class 4A bi-district game at Cabaniss Field in Corpus Christi next Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
“We played a lot better in the second half with the weather being terrible,” RH coach Rocky James said. “They (Progreso) made it tough on us but we were able to pull through.”
The Red Ants (1-9, 0-5) ran back the opening kickoff for a touchdown, but were held to negative-11 yards by the tenacious Rio Hondo defense, which finished the regular season as the Rio Grande Valley’s stingiest unit, regardless of classification.
For Rio Hondo, Marco Garate (2 touchdowns), Josh Gonzalez, Alan Alfaro, and Armando Luna (fumble recovery in the end zone) all scored vs. the Red Ants.