SHINER - In a contest that wasnít expected to be close, the Shiner Comanches outlasted Weimar 33-32 last Friday.
Meloni Berger was named 2012 Homecoming Queen for Shiner High School on Friday night. She was escorted by Brady Cejka. photo by Cedric Iglehart, Gonzales Cannon
"Going into the game we saw we were 24-point favorites," said Shiner head coach Steven Cerny. "But we saw on film that Weimar had a good ball club, so I wasnít sure where they came up with that spread. It was a good game for us going into district."
The Comanches (5-1) were actually outgained by Weimar (2-3), but the Wildcats were often their own worst enemy in committing 11 penalties and turning over the ball three times.
"I thought the biggest difference in the game was their offensive penalties because it put them into some long situations," said Cerny. "That really swung things our way, but our kids just never quit. I was proud of their effort."
Shiner opened the game with a three and out before punting the ball inside the Weimar 25. Juwan Almeida gained two yards on a keeper before his first pass was intercepted by Brady Cejka and taken out to near midfield.
Trevion Flowers ripped off 17 yards on first down and three plays later, Evel Jones burst up the right side for a 27-yard touchdown. It only took Weimar five plays to answer back as Jakyle Harris found the end zone from 14 yards away to tie the score at 6-6 with 3:42 left in the first frame.
Midway through the second, the Comanche defense was tested by an eight-play march that resulted in a punt that gave Shiner a 1st and 10 at their own 15. Jacob Stafford fumbled on the first down run and Weimar recovered at the Shiner 29.
The short ensuing drive was aided by a roughing the passer call and capped when Seth Helmcamp went in from six yards. The run failed and Weimar was up 12-6.
Shinerís next score was set up on a Wildcat punt. The ball sailed over the punterís head and he was decked by Cole Strauss to give the Comanches a first and goal from the four. Jones powered in on the next play for his second score of the night, but the run failed to leave the game tied at 12-12.
Weimar returned the kickoff to the Shiner 42 and on the next play, Delexus Gordon outraced everybody to the end zone. Almeida made the kick to give Weimar a 19-12 advantage at halftime.
A great return of the second half kickoff gave Weimar possession at the Shiner 42. Almeida hooked up with Helmcamp on a quick gainer before Harris broke out a weaving run for a 39-yard touchdown that put Shiner down 26-12.
The Comanchesí first possession of the second half went much better than the one in the first. They ran off eight plays before Caleb Curtis twisted and turned his way in from 17 yards for a score. The pass failed and the lead was cut down to 26-18.
Late in the third quarter Max Huth put a jarring hit on Gordon, knocking the ball out and recovering at the Weimar 25. Three plays later, Stafford blasted in from the 10 and a pass from Flowers to Cejka tied the game at 26-26.
The Wildcats were facing a third and nine on the first play of the final period when Almeida had his offering swiped by Chad Neubauer to give Shiner the ball at the Weimar 23. Three plays later Flowers rolled left looking to pass, reversed his field and scrambled into the end zone for a 22-yard touchdown. Kris Patek was true on the point after kick and Shiner held a 33-26 lead with just over 10 minutes left to play.
A penalty on the kick return gave Weimar the ball at their own 30. Harris got loose on first down and was on his way to a score before Jones made a great hustle play by tracking him down and making the touchdown-saving tackle at the Shiner 20. Gordon made three straight runs and the last one got into the end zone from 12 yards out. The extra point kick failed to account for the final score.
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GAME SUMMARY: Shiner 33, Weimar 32 TEAM STATISTICS: Weimar Shiner First downs 14 19 Rushes/Yds 26/254 46/307 Comp/Atts/Ints 11/20/2 1/4/0 Pass yards 120 -3 Punts 3 4 Punting Yards 95 146 Fumbles/Lost 1/1 5/3 Penalties-yards 11-80 6-58 SCORING SUMMARY: 1 2 3 4 -- Final Weimar 6 13 7 6 -- 32 Shiner 6 6 14 7 -- 33 SCORING DETAILS: First Quarter SHI -- Evel Jones 25-yard run (kick failed), 7:04, 1st. WEI -- Jakyle Harris 14-yard run (kick failed), 3:42, 1st. Second Quarter WEI -- Seth Helmcamp 6-yard run (run failed), 6:41, 2nd. SHI -- Evel Jones 4-yard run (run failed), 3:44, 2nd. WEI -- Delexus Gordon 42-yard run (Juwon Almeida kick), 3:20, 2nd. Third Quarter WEI -- Jakyle Harris 39-yard run (Juwon Almeida kick), 11:10, 3rd. SHI -- Caleb Curtis 17-yard run (kick failed), 6:32, 3rd. SHI -- Jacob Stafford 10-yard run (Brady Cejka from Trevion Flowers), 0:29, 3rd. Fourth Quarter SHI -- Trevion Flowers 22-yard run (Kris Patek kick), 10:14, 4th. WEI -- Delexus Gordon 12-yard run (kick failed), 8:09, 4th. INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS: Rushing Weimar: Delexus Gordon 4-62, Seth Helmcamp 2-(-8), Jakyle Harris 11-157, Otis Newhouse 1-1, Juwan Almeida 8-42. Shiner: Evel Jones 13-84, Jacob Stafford 9-53, Trevion Flowers 17-108, Caleb Curtis 7-51, Tyler Patek 1-11. Passing Weimar: Juwon Almeida 11-18-120-1, Seth Helmcamp 0-2-0. Shiner: Trevion Flowers 1-4-(-3). Receiving Weimar: Seth Helmcamp 3-37, Payton Wells 4-39, Torre Johnson 2-28, Jakyle Harris 1-4, Seth Chadwick 1-12. Shiner: Evel Jones 1-(-3).