Refugio head football Coach Jason Herring spent all summer planning for this week, the Texas Class 2A State Championship game. He would have no idea how far he would have to veer from that plan to get to this point.
“A hurricane would wipe out almost any football team in the world, but our kids have been hit in the mouth since they were that little by life,” he says. “So, the hurricane was just a little bump in the road. Does that make sense? Our kids are so resilient because they’ve had to be their whole life.”
The team has had to overcome months of storm cleanup and a life-changing injury to one of its players. Herring has had both the necessity and the distraction of raising tens of thousands of dollars for storm relief.