The Shiner Comanches struck first and then held on for a 7-6 win over the Boling Bulldogs last Friday in Boling.
The Shiner Comanches struck first and then held on for a 7-6 win over the Boling Bulldogs last Friday in Boling. Shiner's touchdown came with 2:41 left in the first period. Garet Pustka scored on a 14-yard run and Scott Shimek added the PAT.
The touchdown was set up by a bad snap on a Boling punt attempt on their 14-yard line. Pustka carried 23 times for 129 yards in the game. Chris Baer picked up 63 on 12 carries for the Comanches.
Top rusher of the game was Carlton Waddy with over 250 yards and Boling's touchdown. Boling led in total yards, 351-223.
"Waddy had a great game but he had a big fullback in front of him doing some good blocking. That always helps," said coach Steve Cerny.
Shiner was without the services of four starters, Quentin Wright, Marcus Lopez, Nick Evans and Todd Wenske who saw limited action.
"We had to do some patch work to fill in these slots and the guys did really well," said Cerny. "Boling had some good drives but we tightened up in the red zone and held them off several times with some good defense.
"We had two opportunities to score but they held us. Coleman did a great job trying to stay in bounds on the end zone pass but didn't quite do it."
Following Pustka's touchdown, the Bulldogs drove to the Comanche 19 but failed to convert on 4-and-7. Shiner moved the ball to the Boling 9-yard line but came away empty as a field goal attempt failed.
The first half ended with Boling on Shiner's 18-yard line following Waddy's 60-yard run as time ran out.
Waddy put the Bulldogs on the board at the 8:28 mark of the third period. The Bulldogs started the drive on their 41 and included a fourth down conversion pass from Blake Burton to Rasheed Ford to keep the drive alive. Waddy then scored on a 5-yard run. The extra point was blocked and Shiner held on to a 1-point lead.
The Comanches drove down to the Boling seven but a penalty set them back to the 22. A pass to Steven Evans picked up four and then Pustka hit Casey Coleman in the end zone but the catch was ruled out of bounds and Boling took over.
The Bulldogs fought back in the final period with Waddy doing the bulk of the running. The Bulldogs drove to the Shiner 33 but a fourth down pass fell incomplete when Jared Boedeker put the rush on the quarterback.
The Comanches then ran out the clock on an 8-play drive with Pustka in command. The senior quarterback carried five times, including a 38-yard run just before the final whistle.
This week the Comanches will try to make it four in a row as they travel to Weimar to take on the Wildcats (1-2) in a 7:30pm contest.
Coach Cerny expects a good game against Weimar. He noted that the Wildcats usually have a slow start at the beginning of the season but they pick up and become a contender.
In assessing the district, Cerny said District 30-1 A is one of the toughest in the state. Right now there are three teams at 3-0. Charlotte leads in points scored, followed by Falls City and then Shiner. Flatonia can't be counted out and neither can Louise. "Playoff spots are up for grabs," said Cerny.GAME STATISTICS Shiner Boling First Downs 11 14 Yards Rushing 43-219 40-329 Yards Passing 4 22 Passes 1-5-0 2-9-0 Punts 4-40.3 3-28.3 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 4-1 Penalties-Yards 3-40 8-65 Shiner 7 0 0 0 -- 7 Boling 0 0 6 0 -- 6 SCORING DETAILS First Quarter S - Garet Pustka 14 run (Scott Shimek kick), 2:41 Second Quarter none Third Quarter B - Carlton Waddy 5 run (kick blocked), 8:28 Fourth Quarter none