Pleasanton Express On-Line, Pleasanton, Texas

Trojans lose to State Contender
The Trojans fought a tough battle against Shiner's running game

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

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Chris Baer
Shiner running back Chris Baer rushed for over 200 yards.
CHARLOTTE -- The Shiner Comanches turned on the defense at Charlotte Friday night and the result was an easy 35-14 victory in a District 30-A encounter before 1,200 fans at Trojan Stadium.

The loss was the first in the district for Charlotte and droppd them to 3-3 overall. Shiner improved to 6-0 and 1-0.

The Comanches, state-ranked in Class A, used the running of Chris Baer and a stout defense to stop Charlotte’s Bubba Castillo cold in his tracks. The highly-touted sophomore running back was held to six yards on 9 carries by a tough Shiner run defense.

On the other hand, Baer, who is considered a sure-fire college prospect, ran through the Charlotte defense for 222 yards on 14 carries and scored one time on a 75-yard run in the first period.

Shiner scored the first five touchdowns of the game before the Trojans got on the scoreboard.

Shiner quarterback Garet Pustka, a three-year starter, scored the game’s first touchdown on a 43-yard run in the first quarter. After Baer scored his touchdown Quentin Wright tallied on a two-yard run early in the second period and when Jeremy Burchell made a tackle in the Charlotte end zone for a 2-point safety the Comanches had a 22-0 lead. Pustka’s 16-yard run for a score made it 29-0 at the half.

Charlotte got on the score-board late in the third period when Robert Sanchez scored from a yard out and John Mark Harvey’s pass to Matthew Caballero gave the Trojans their first eight points.

After Wright scored for Shiner on a 15-yard run in the final period the Trojans tallied on a 45-yard pass from Harvey to Adam Garcia. A run for two points was stopped short.

Wright rushed 15 times for 107 yards and Pustka addd 76 yards on 10 carries.

The Trojans were held to 10 yards on the ground but had 143 in the air.

This Friday the Trojans travel to Flatonia for another tough battle in District 30-A.

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Maggie Rodriguez, Staff Writer

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