Shiner Gazette

Comanches win area playoff, will play
Burkeville Friday in regional at Conroe

Friday, November 23, 2001

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VICTORIA -- With just a minute and a half into the game, the Shiner Comanches set the tone of the Class 1A area playoff game against the Agua Dulce Longhorns.

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Bryan Franklin fights off a defender to make good yardage against the Agua Dulce Longhorns in Friday's area playoff game.
(all photos by Shiner Gazette)
Following the opening kickoff, Bryan Franklin got the call on third down and raced 76 yards for a touchdown to put Shiner up 6-0.

The Comanches never looked back as they went on to beat Agua Dulce, 36-6, at Memorial Stadium in Victoria and advance to the regional playoff against Burkeville.

Burkeville is the team that eliminated Shiner from the playoffs last year in a 4l-8 blowout which the Comanches will be out to avenge this Friday.

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Robbie Pavelka (holding the ball) recovered an Agua Dulce fumble in the end zone last Friday for a touchdown. Helping him celebrate were team members Ryan Spann, Devin Carroll, Kelsey Pohler and Jeremy Burchell.
After Franklin's touchdown, the Shiner defense forced a Longhorn punt and the Comanches were in good field position at the Agua Dulce 40-yard line.

Franklin kept the drive alive with a 12-yard gain on third down. Garet Pustka then scored on a 21-yard run. Franklin ran in the two-point conversion and Shiner led 14-0.

After an exchange of punts (two by Shiner and three by Agua Dulce),the Comanches drove to the Longhorn 2-yard line where Justin Jurecek recovered a fumble to stop the drive.

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Steven Evans boots a 50-yarder in Friday's game, sending the Longhorns back to their 3-yard line.
The mistake didn't hurt the Comanches this time as Longhorn quarterback Josh Jurecek lost the ball on the first play and Shiner's Robbie Pavelka recovered the fumble in the end zone for a touchdown. Eric Murphy split the uprights for the PAT and Shiner was up 21-0 with 6:23 left in the first half.

The Longhorns responded with a 75-yard drive, highlighted by Josh Jurecek's 49-yard run, resulting in a 16-yard touchdown run by Justin Jurecek. The PAT kick was no good but Agua Dulce cut the lead to 21-6 as the half ended.

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Eric Murphy stiff arms his way out of the grasp of the defender, while several Comanches head upfield to provide blocking.
The second half started with two Agua Dulce punts and another Shiner fumble. The Comanches finally put together a 77-yard scoring drive with 2:07 left in the third period.

Franklin set up the score with a 37-yard scamper to the Longhorn 1 with Pustka scoring on the next play. Murphy's kick was no good but Shiner extended its lead to 27-6.

Following Agua Dulce's 7th punt of the game, Pustka's touchdown pass to Franklin was nullified by a holding penalty forcing a Shiner punt.

The kick was downed on the Longhorn 2-yard line. Shawn Flores then sacked Jurecek for a safety to add to Shiner's lead.
                         Shiner      Agua Dulce
       First Downs       14          7
       Yards Rushing     46-326      31-99
       Yards Passing     51          14
       Passes            3-11-0      2-12-0
       Punts             5-40.6      9-29
       Fumbles-lost      6-2         1-1
       Penalties-yards   4-30        3-15


       Shiner       14    7    6    9  --  36
       Agua Dulce    0    6    0    0  --   6

   First Quarter
     S - Bryan Franklin 76 run (run failed), 10:34
     S - Garet Pustka 21 run (Franklin run), 6:52

   Second Quarter
     S - Robbie Pavelka fumble recovery in end zone
         (Eric Murphy kick), 6:23
     A - Justin Jurecek 16 run (kick failed), 3:16

   Third Quarter
     S - Pustka 1 run (run failed), 2:07

   Fourth Quarter
     S - Shawn Flores tackles Jurecek for safety, 10:35
     S - Todd Wenske 22 pass from Pustka (Murphy kick), 6:47

     RUSHING -
       Agua Dulce: Josh Jurecek 13-49, Justin Jurecek 10-26,
       Jimmy Mireles 5-24, Blaine Allison 1-4, Sammy Ramos 2-(-4)
       Shiner: Bryan Franklin 13-174, Eric Murphy 17-77, Garet Pustka 11-51,
       Chris Baer 3-18, Adron Price 1-5, Quentin Wright 1-1.
     PASSING -
       Agua Dulce: Josh Jurecek 1-9-0 (-4), Ramos 1-3-0 18
       Shiner: Pustka 3-11-0 51.
       Agua Dulce: Sam Ortiz 1-18, Mireles 1-(-4)
       Shiner: Wright 2-29, Todd Wenske 1-22.
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