The Falls City Beavers were no match for the State #1 ranked team as the Shiner Comanches rambled over the Beavers 40-0 in Friday’s district opener at Comanche Stadium.
Trey Curtis lines up for the snap as the Comanche line prepares to fire across the line of scrimmage at the Beavers. photo by Howard Esse, Crossroads Legal Video
It was a big turnaround from last year’s game which saw Falls City take a 7-0 win over the Comanches.
The Comanches dominated from start to finish allowing the Beavers only four first downs, 45 yards of rushing and 20 yards passing as the Shiner defense came through play after play.
The Comanches, meanwhile, racked up 193 yards on the ground and 43 through the air as they scored in every quarter.
Chris Baer and Kenzley Wright each scored a pair of touchdowns, while Scott Shimek hooted two field goals and three PATs.
Nick Evans scored the fifth touchdown on a 14-yard pass from Trey Curtis who was 3-9-0 on the night. The final PAT was kicked by Ryan Kloesel.
In addition to his three pass completions. Curtis rushed for 74 yards on 14 carries.
Defenders Willie Leach and Jared Boedeker bring down a Falls City runner behind the line of scrimmage. photo by Howard Esse, Crossroads Legal Video
Wright scored his first touchdown on a 6-yard run following a fumble recovery by Scott Shimek on the Beaver 6-yard line on the third play of the game. Shimek’s first of three PATs was good and Shiner was on the board with less than one minute into the game.
The rest of the first quarter included fumbles on both sides which resulted in four possessions by Falls City and three by Shiner.
Curtis hit Nick Evans with a 14-yard scoring pass with just six ticks off the second period clock to up Shiner’s lead to 14-0.
Baer, who rushed for 75 yards on 9 carries, scored twice in the period to up the lead to 27-0 at intermission. His first touchdown came on a 16-yard run to cap a 40-yard drive.
His second score came with just :15 left in the half on a 4-yard run. The 35-yard drive included a 17-yard pass from Curtis to Chase O'Connor.
The try for the 2-point conversion failed by the four touchdowns and Shimek's three extra points extended Shiner's lead to 27-0 at intermission.
Running back Chris Baer celebrates a TD with lineman Clayton McCorkle. photo by Howard Esse, Crossroads Legal Video
Shiner's two possessions in the third period resulted in Shimek's field goals fo 37 and 43 yards, respectively.
Wright, who finished the game with 35 yards rushing scored Shiner's final touchdown early in the final period on a 2-yard run. Kloesel’s PAT made the final 40-0.
Joe Theis led Falls City with 18 yards rushing and one pass reception for seven yards. Sam Parsons carried six tims for 13 yards.
The Beavers lost 3-of-5 fumbles, while Shiner lost 2-of-4. Falls City was flagged for 40 yards, while Shiner had only a 5-yard step off.
This week the Comanches travel to Runge (3-3) for a district game against the Yellowjackets. The Yellowjackets fell, 18-8, to Pettus last week.
GAME STATISTICS: Falls City Shiner First Downs 4 19 Rushes-Yards 33-45 43-193 Passing Yards 20 43 Return Yards 59 36 Comp-Att-Int 3-8-0 3-9-0 Punts 7-33.3 2-31.5 Fumbles-Lost 5-3 4-2 Penalties-yds 5-40 1-5 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS: Rushing - Shiner: Chris Baer 19-75, Trey Curtis 14-74, Kenzley Wright 7-35, Ryan Kloesel 1-3, Kyle Condel 1-3, Isaac Casares 1-3. Falls City: Joe Theis 9-18, Clayton Wiatrek 8-8, Cory Stone 5-6, Sam Parsons 6-13, Justin Sturm 4-7, Cameron Wright 1-(-7). Passing - Shiner: Curtis 3-9-0, 43 yds. Falls City: Theis 0-2-0, Wiatrek 3-5-0, 20 yds, Wright 0-1-0. Receiving - Shiner: Nick Evans 2-25, Chase O'Connor 1-17. Falls City: Wright 1-10, Theis 1-7, Chase Sekula 1-3. SCORING SUMMARY: 1 2 3 4 F Falls City 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Shiner 7 20 6 7 -- 40 SCORING DETAILS: First Quarter S - Kenzley Wright 6 run (Scott Shimek kick), 11:23 Second Quarter S - Nick Evans 14 pass from Trey Curtis (Shimek kick), 11:54 S - Chris Baer 16 run (Shimek kick), 8:14 S - Baer 4 run (run failed), :15 Third Quarter S - Shimek 37 FG, 6:23 S - Shimek 43 FG, 2:04 Fourth Quarter S - Wright 2 run (Ryan Kloesel kick), 9:44