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Devastated By Hurricane Harvey, This Texas Town Looks To The Healing Power Of High School Football

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The Bobcats take the field for their homecoming game.

The Refugio High School Bobcats are a powerhouse in Texas high school football. The program has just 13 losses in 11 years. They regularly shutout opponents, running up the score to double-digit differentials.

In the town of Refugio, you can count on the Bobcats winning.

But 10 weeks ago, Hurricane Harvey churned through Texas, bringing record flooding to parts of the state. Refugio was hit particularly hard. The coastal town is just 25 miles inland from Rockport, where the hurricane made landfall in Texas.

The town was battered by 140-mile-per-hour winds, driving rain and even tornados – and that was only the beginning.


Jimmy is the assistant program director, but still reports on business and sports every now and then. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @maasdinero.
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