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Rio Hondo Helps with Hurricane Relief

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RIO HONDO – The Bobcats have been preparing close to a month to play a game.

“All of us are really anxious,” said sophomore linebacker Joey Ortega. “We’ve been working for a couple of weeks real hard for that first win. Get the win.”

Rio Hondo’s season opener against Sinton was canceled because of damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in the coastal bend area.

“I talked to Tom Allen who is their athletic director and head football coach,” said Rio Hondo head coach Rocky James. “He told me that they wouldn’t probably have power or water until Thursday.”

With no game last Friday, the Bobcats took part in a drive held by Rio Hondo High School. They collected goods for communities impacted by the hurricane.

“More to football than coming out here and just playing you know, “said Rio Hondo senior defensive back and wide receiver Eric Pizaaro. “It’s about affecting communities and showing the good in us. It’s a very tragic event and we just thank God that nothing happened to us.”

The Bobcats are now focused on finally taking the field Friday against someone else; the Juarez-Lincoln Huskies.

“We’re just trying to go out there and do what we do,” said Pizarro. “Put up points and showcase our great defense. Come out with the win hopefully.”

Rio Hondo and Juarez-Lincoln play Friday night in La Joya.

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