It's a new year in the Shiner-Hallettsville rivalry.
The teams meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Brahmas Memorial Stadium.
Both opened with explosive wins last week — The Comanches ran all over Industrial in a 34-0 win and Hallettsville took care of business against the Ganado Indians, winning 43-6.
Both squads had good years in 2012, but it is now 2013.
"Hallettsville is ranked and they are predicted to be good like last year," Shiner head coach Steven Cerny said. "But it is a new year."
"Shiner is a tough team," Hallettsville head coach Tommy Psencik said. "They have solid quarterback, running backs and an experienced offensive line."
Hallettsville runs a balanced spread attack and Shiner has to be ready for anything
"If we shut down the run, they will go to the pass," Cerny said. "We need to mix things up defensively. We cannot let them have the big play. Hallettsville will need to earn every point. It will have to be a bend-but-don't-break thing."
Hallettsville has several playmakers including Trenton McGee, Dalton Herrington, Jimario Grounds, Tim Sheppard, Kaylon Massey, Kaden Hardt, Brent Motal and Nate Kowalik.
Shiner's offense had a good performance against Industrial.
"We need to control their defensive line with our offensive line and run the veer effectively," Cerny said.
Shiner will count on Jacob Stafford, Marcus Coleman and Tyler Patek to produce a lot of rushing yards.
"Against Shiner's veer, our defensive players will need to do their specific job and not someone else's," Psencik said. "We will have to fly to the football. On offense, we will need to keep possession of the ball by being very balanced."
Last year's game was an offensive show by Hallettsville as they won 49-28. It was Shiner's only regular-season loss.
"It's a big game and there will be a big crowd," Psencik said.