It was a year of domination for the Panthers: The Mart offense torched opponents for nearly 60 points per game, while the defense held them to barely more than a touchdown in each contest.
And although they trailed to Refugio 14-0 early in the second quarter, the Panthers made some big plays and used some trickery to gain a 21-14 advantage by halftime. And then in the second half, it was mostly Mart's signature defense: After giving up 125 yards on the first two Bobcats drives, the Panthers held them to 148 yards the rest of the game.
“For our town, our school, our community to get our sixth state championship, all the coaches that have won in the past, Coach Nail that gave me a job in Mart, I can’t thank him enough,” third-year Mart head football coach Kevin Hoffman said. “Everybody around the place has been unbelievable to me and my family. My wife has been unbelievable. Kind of at a loss. For us to have won a state championship, it’s unbelievable.”
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