For the first time ever, the Shiner Comanches had to go into overtime to decide a football game.
With the score tied at 14-14 after three quarters, neither Shiner or Boling could reach the end zone in the final period, sending the game into overtime.
Boling had the first chance to score in the extra period but missed a field goal from about 20 yards out.
The Comanches put the ball into play at the Boling 25 and on the first play Ryan Kloesel connected with Kyle Condel on a 25-yard touchdown pass to give Shiner the win.
Coach Cerny said he checked back over records and found that this was the first overtime game that Shiner has played.
"We had opportunities to put the game away earlier but couldn’t do it," he said. "We just had too many mistakes."
Shiner lost two of three fumbles, one of which was returned for a touchdown. The Comanches also were flagged eight times for 80 yards in penalties.
"Boling played tough and had good speed. Our defense played well but we’ll have to work on our offense again," said Cerny.
The Comanches will play Randolph this Friday and, according to Cerny, they have the fastest running back Shiner will have to face this year.
Shiner took a 7-0 lead on their second possession of the game on a 1-yard plunge by Ryan Kloesel which capped a 70-yard drive with 2:10 left in the first period. Kloesel tacked on the PAT kick.
Penalties hampered the progress of both teams in the second period with each team being flagged three times.
The Bulldogs finally got a drive going and marched 76 yards to the Shiner 11-yard line but Derek Richter picked off a Wayland Griggs pass to preserve Shiner’s lead as time ran out in the first half.
Shiner’s defense held again on Boling’s first possession of the second half, forcing a punt.
The Comanches took over on their 10-yard line and on the first play, Boling's Cody Rowe picked up a fumbled pitch-out and drove into the end zone for the score. Marco Olvera booted the PAT and with 9:28 left in the third period, the game was tied.
Three minutes later, the Bulldogs took the lead when Richard Pettis scrambled 44 yards, shedding tacklers on the way into the end zone. Olvera's kick gave Boling a 14-7 lead.
Shiner took the kickoff and two plays later Dustin Mayberry broke loose for a 28-yard touchdown. Kloesel's PAT was true and again the game was tied 14-14.
Following a Bulldog punt, Shiner took possession on their 49-yard line. The Comanches chipped away at the real estate, running off 15 plays to the Boling 5-yard line. But they failed to make a first down and the ball went over on downs.
Highlighting the drive was a crucial 4th-and-4 on the Boling 25. Kloesel got the call and he picked up 10 yards to keep the drive alive.
With the clock ticking away in the final period. Boling took over possession on their 5-yard line. Aided by three Shiner penalties, the Bulldogs got the ball out to their 18-yard line.
The Comanches got a break when they recovered a Bulldog fumble on the Boling 20, but they lost another scoring opportunity when they fumbled the ball right back on the Boling 3-yard line.
Boling ran off eight plays, gaining only 16 yards as time ran out with the game tied at 14-14.
Boling got the first chance in overtime, putting the ball into play at the Shiner 25. The Bulldogs drove to the 4-yard line, but Olvera missed a field goal attempt on fourth down.
Shiner made good on their scoring attempt from the Boling 25. It took only one play, the 25-yard toss from Kloesel to Condel and Shiner escaped with a 20-14 win.
Kloesel led the Shiner offense, rushing for 113 yards on 14 carries. Dustin Mayberry had 101 yards on 15 carries and quarterback Trey Curtis added 7 yards on 18 carries.
Richard Pettis led Boling with 65 yards on seven carries and caught three passes. Wayland Griggs carried 19 times for 57 yards and completed l2-of-22 passes for 66 yards.
This week Shiner travels to Randolph for their final non-district game. The Comanches have an open date on September 23 after which district competition begins with Falls City.
GAME STATISTICS: Shiner Boling First Downs 16 11 Rushes-Yards 48-294 28-126 Passing Yards 25 66 Comp-Att-Int 1-2-0 12-22-1 Punts 4-25.5 4-36 Fumbles-lost 3-2 4-1 Penalties-yards 10-80 5-35 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS: Rushing - Boling, Wayland Griggs 19-57, Vincent Hodges 2-4, Richard Pettis 7-65, Team 48-126. Shiner, Trey Curtis 18-77, Ryan Kloesel 14-113, Dexter Mayberry 1-3, Dustin Mayberry 15-101, team 48-294. Passing - Boling, Wayland Griggs 12-22-1-0, Team 12-22-1-66. Shiner, Trey Curtis 0-1-0-0, Ryan Kloesel 1-1-0-25, team 1-2-0-25. Receiving - Boling, Trevor Archer 1-7, Rhaleigh Hawkins 3-23, Vincent Hodges 1-3, Cody Kitzmiller 2-25, B.W. McLeod 2-(-3), Richard Pettis 3-11. Shiner, Kyle Condel 1-25. SCORING SUMMARY: 1 2 3 4 OT F Shiner 7 0 7 0 6 -- 20 Boling 0 0 14 0 0 -- 14 SCORING DETAILS: First Quarter S - Ryan Kloesel 1 run (Ryan Kloesel kick) 2:10 Second Quarter no score Third Quarter B - Cody Rowe 7 fumble return (Marco Olvera kick) 9:28 B - Richard Pettis 44 run (Olvera kick) 6:20 S - Dustin Mayberry 28 run (Kloesel kick) 5:38 Fourth Quarter no score Overtime S - Kyle Condel 25 pass from Kloesel