The Bobcats of Robert F. Munroe Day School concluded the 2012 season with a 50-22 defeat at the hands of the Jay Royals this past Friday night. The Bobcats fell behind after kicking off and allowing the Royals to drive 70 yards for the game’s first score, with WR Hunter Dillashaw and RB Ricky Cofield doing most of the damage.
The Bobcats would surrender two more scores before crossing the goal line on a 70-ard screen pass from Myles Edwards to J.D. Jones. Edwards scored the 2o-point conversion and RFM was on the board and within striking distance at 20-8. The Bobcats would score once more before the half ended on an Edwards 3-ard run.
The second half found the Bobcats trying gamely to get back into the contest, as they converted two onside kicks; however, turnovers and long runs by Dillashaw and Cofield eventually put the game out of reach.
The Bobcats would tally their final score on a 5-ard Edwards-to-Jones pass to make the final score of 50-22.
RFM goes into the off-season with a final 1-9 record and many questions to be answered. Obviously, the reliance on a roster dominated by young players was a factor in the less-than-expected outcome of the season.
What the coaching staff and the players can accomplish between now and the spring in terms of strength and football fundamentals development, along with a plan to optimize the available talent, will have a great bearing on their future successes.
Many thanks go out to all the fans who so dedicatedly supported the team. Surely 2013 holds the promise of better things to come!