Shiner at Goliad
The 2-0 Shiner Comanches will face the biggest test of the early season so far when they take on the undefeated Goliad Tigers on the road at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow.
“They are a very sound football team,” Shiner head coach Steven Cerny said.
Goliad has a top-notch signal caller in Nate Kowalik.
If that name sounds familiar to Shiner fans, it is because Kowalik spent the first three years of high school at neighboring Halletsville and moved to Goliad when his father got a job as prinicipal at Goliad High School.
“He is one of the best quarterbacks in the area and really proved himself while at Hallettsville,” Cerny said.
The Tigers run a spread offense similar to Hallettsville.
Kowalik’s primary targets will be receivers Desmond Perry and Justin Thomas, and tight end Mac Wimberley.
Cerny said Kowalik will spread his passes around to a lot of players.
Look for Joseph Burns to carry the Tiger’s running game.
“Our defense cannot give up a big play. We have to make Goliad earn everything,” Cerny said. “We really need to put pressure on Kowalik but that is easier said than done.”
On defense, Goliad runs the ‘weak eagle’ and 4-3 but Shiner, with their complex veer attack, can expect the Tigers to go to a five-man front.
“We need to have no negative plays (fumbles, penalties), sustain drives so our offense is our defense,” Cerny said.