Shiner did what it has done best throughout the years - run the ball.
Kyle Condel cuts the corner for a good run in Friday's win over Poth. all photos by Harry Reese for the Shiner Gazette
The Cornanches used the running game for a 14-10 win over Poth last Friday at Comanche Stadium.
The Comanches ran 39 plays, averaging just under five yards per carry for a total of 193 yards.
Kyle Condel ran the offense for the injured Trey Curtis and gained 78 yards on 14 carries, including a 34-yard touchdown run.
Shiner was unsuccessful in the passing game, going 0-for-7 with two interceptions for the night.
Dustin Mayberry, who carried 17 times for 56 yards, opened the scoring late in the first quarter on a 12-yard scamper. The PAT kick failed but the Comanches were on the board with a 6-0 lead.
The Pirates responded with a 68-yard run by Willie Fluitt to tie the game as the first quarter ended. Derek Sevcik’s kick was good and Poth took a 1-point lead.
Midway through the second period, Sevcik booted a 43-yard field goal to up the Pirate’s lead to 10-6.
Ryan Kloesel breaks out of a foothold in an attempted tackle by Wesley Malcher.
Shiner scored twice in the third period. The Comanches cut the lead to 10-8 on a safety when Cody Curtis forced a fumble and Poth recovered in their end zone.
On Shiner’s next drive, Condel broke through the line for a 34-yard scoring run to give the Comanches a 14-10 lead. The 2-point conversion try failed.
The Pirates fought back and drove deep into Shiner territory but the Comanche defense held near the 10-yard line and then controlled the rest of the game.
Shiner created some problems on their own with seven fumbles, losing two, and also throwing two interceptions. They had to punt six times, averaging 33.2 yards per kick.
The Shiner defense recovered one fumble and Russell Neubauer intercepted a pass.
GAME STATISTICS: Poth Shiner First Downs 6 8 Yards Rushing 27-137 39-193 Yards Passing 28 0 Passes 6-17-1 0-7-2 Punts 5-34.6 6-33.2 Fumbles-rost 4-1 7-2 Penalties-yards 5-40 5-35 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS: Rushing - Shiner, Isaac Casares 2-4, Kyle Condel 14-78, Ryan Kloesel 6-55, Dustin Mayberry 17-56. Poth, team 27-137. Passing - Shiner, Kyle Condel 0-5-1-0, Ryan Kloesel 0-2-1-0. Poth, team 6-17-1-28. Receiving - SCORING SUMMARY: 1 2 3 4 F Poth 7 3 0 0 -- 10 Shiner 6 0 8 0 -- 14 SCORING DETAILS: First Quarter S - Dustin Mayberry 12 run - 1:00, kick fail P - Willie Fluitt 68 run - 0, Derek Sefcik kick Second Quarter P - Sefcik 43 FG - 6:02 Third Quarter S - Cody Curtis safety - 8:47 S - Kyle Condel 34 run - 7:56, 2-point run fail Fourth Quarter none