In one of the longest games played at Comanche Stadium in regulation time the Shiner Comanches beat the Louise Hornets, 70-12, in a District 30-1A contest.
Chris Baer follows his blockers, Quentin Wright (4) and Garet Pustka (1), for good yardage in the win against Louise. (all photos by Shiner Gazette)
Twenty-six pass incompletions and numerous penalties lengthened the game to over three hours.
Quentin Wright scored four touchdowns for the Comanches, while Chris Baer, who rushed for 138 yards on 12 carries, scored three times.
Wright had touchdown runs of one and three yards and punt returns of 68 and 87 yards for two more scores.
Baer, who opened the scoring with a 7-yard touchdown early in the game, also scored on runs of 18 yards and one yard.
Shiner's opening possession set the tone of the game as the Comanches used four plays to score their first of 10 touchdowns of the game..
Chris Baer rounds the corner for a good gain vs. Louise.
The 56-yard drive included three carries by Wright to set up Baer's 7-yard touchdown run. The Hornets answered with a 40-yard drive capped by a 36-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Trey Sulak to David Manzano.
The extra point kick was blocked and Nick Evans picked up the loose ball and raced 95 yards into the end zone for two points to give Shiner a 9-6 lead.
Two minutes later, Shiner scored again on a 3-yard run by Wright. The 59-yard drive was highlighted by a 29-yard pass play from Pustka to Baer and a 21-yard run by Pustka to set up Wright's TD.
Shiner's next drive started on their 4-yard line. After a yard pick up by Pustka, Baer carried three times to the Louise 29 as the quarter ended.
Scott Shimek (44) makes a good tackle on the Hornet ball carrier in Friday's big win.
Pustka picked up 28 and then drove in to the end zone from 1 yard out. Scott Shimek, who kicked eight extra points, split the uprights for a 23-6 lead.
It seemed like the Hornets were on their way back with an apparent 60-yard pass play for a touchdown, but a personal foul penalty cancelled the play and Louise was back deep in their end of the field.
After an exchange of punts, the Hornets were again on the move to the Comanche 30 when Wright broke up the momentum with an interception, giving the Comanches the ball on the Louise 35.
Five plays later Baer, behind a good block by Wright, scored on an 18-yard run and the score at halftime was 30-6.
Jared Boedeker intercepted Sulak on the first play of the second half and Shiner promptly put points on the board as Baer bulled his way in from the 1-yard line.
Jared Boedeker returns an interception in second half action against Louise.
The Comanches were flagged twice on Louise's next possession enabling the Hornets to score with 9:50 left in the third. Jordan Gresham took it in from five yards out.
Wright then sealed the win, scoring three touchdowns in a span of 3-1/2 minutes. Wright scored on a 4-yard run and then had punt returns of 68 and 87 yards for touchdowns to up the score to 58-12 going into the final quarter.
The Comanche defense was relentless the rest of the game, keeping the Hornets out of the end zone.
The offensive unit, meanwhile, tacked on two more touchdown to make the final 70-12.
Linebacker Chris Baer puts the hit on Louise quarterback Trey Sulak just after he gets off a pass.
Casey Coleman caught a 15-yard pass from Pustka and Kenzley Wright had a 2-yard touchdown run,
The Comanche offensive line did a good job of blocking all night to clear the way for the outside runs as Shiner racked up 26 first downs and 513 total yards on 53 plays. The Hornets made 10 first downs and 229 total yards on 56 plays
The Comanche defense kept the Hornet's running game in check and made some good adjustments in the secondary to stymie Sulak's passing attack.
This week, Shiner travels to Runge, while Louise hosts the Flatonia Bulldogs.
GAME STATISTICS Louise Shiner First Downs 10 26 Rushing-Yards 22-33 44-423 Passing Yards 196 90 Comp-Att-Int 14-36-3 5-9-0 Punts-Avg 8-32.5 1-32 Fumbles-Lost 4-0 1-1 Penalties-yards 6-53 7-75 Rushing - Shiner, Chris Baer 12-138, Trey Curtis 1-2, Ryan Kloesel 1-2, Mason McCorkle 3-36, Garet Pustka 12-86, Trey Rainosek 1-2, Kenzley Wright 2-77, Quentin Wright 12-80. Louise, Kurt Cerney 10-32, Jordan Gresham 3-7, Trey Sulak 4-(-11). Passing - Shiner, Garet Pustka 5-9-0-90. Louise, David Manzano 1-1-0-41, Trey Sulak 13-35-3-155. Receiving - Shiner, Chris Baer 1-29, Casey Coleman 2-29, Chase O'Connor 1-16, Quentin Wright 1-16. Louise, Kurt Cerney 2-38, Thomas Garcia 1-41, Jordan Gresham 1-11, Barry Kutac 1-19, David Manzano 2-50, Malcolm Warner 1-3, Clay Zboril 1-2. SCORING SUMMARY Louise 6 0 6 0 -- 12 Shiner 16 14 28 12 -- 70 SCORING DETAILS First Quarter S - Chris Baer 7 run (Scott Shimek kick), 10:07 L - David Manzano 37 pass from Trey Sulak (kick failed), 5:55 S - Nick Evans 95 return of blocked extra point, 5:55 Second Quarter S - Garet Pustka 1 run (Shimek kick), 11:47 S - Baer 18 run (Shimek kick), 4:20 Third Quarter S - Baer 1 run (Shimek kick), 11:02 L - Jordan Gresham 5 run (pass failed), 9:50 S - Quentin Wright 1 run (Shimek kick), 6:20 S - Q. Wright 68 punt return (Shimek kick), 5:02 S - Q. Wright 87 punt return (Shimek kick), 2:57 Fourth Quarter S - Casey Coleman 15 pass from Pustka (kick failed), 11:53 S - Kenzley Wright 2 run (kick failed), 7:22