In one of the most highly anticipated high school football games played in the area Friday night, the media build-up of the game between the Number 1 ranked Refugio Bobcats and the Number 7 ranked Shiner Comanches did not disappoint.
After 48 minutes of hard played football, the final score was decided in overtime when Refugio running back Isiah Perez ran 25 yards for the deciding score. Not to be overlooked, the Shiner offense took the opening and marched 70 yards in 8 plays with the final play being Chad Neubauer scoring from 16 yards out with 8:12 left in the 1st quarter. The extra point kick was no good and Shiner had a 6-0 lead.
It took the Refugio just 1:08 and Refugio took a 7-6 lead with running back Isiah Perez taking a screen pass from quarterback Jaylon Mascorro 51 yards for the score. The extra point attempt was good and the battle was on.
The Shiner offense was then forced to punt and Refugio took over on their own 31 yard line. Once again the combination of Mascorro to Perez stuck with Perez taking a screen pass 40 yards for the score. The extra point attempt was good and Refugio led 14-6 with 1:21 left in the 1st quarter.
Starting the 2nd quarter both offenses were forced to punt on their initial drives. Shiner took over the Refugio punt at their own 40 yard line and went to work. The Shiner offense marched 60 yards in 9 plays with the drive ending with a little trickery by the Shiner offense with running back Tyler Patek throwing a 19 yard touchdown pass to quarterback Blake Michalec. Shiner then attempted a 2point pass which was no good. With 4:24 left in the 2nd quarter, Shiner now cut the lead to 14-12.
The Shiner defense then went to work and held the Refugio offense to a punt and the Shiner offense took over at their own 20 yard line. The offensive line then opened up some nice holes allowing running backs Chad Neubauer and Tyler Patek to gain some nice yardage. Shiner then decided to change things up and Blake Michalec hit receiver Dadrian Taylor in stride and Taylor scored from 23 yards out. The 2 point run by Tyler Patek was good and with :46 left in the second quarter Shiner now led 20-14, a lead they would take to the locker room.
Starting out the 3rd quarter, the Refugio offense marched 85 yards in 8 plays with Jaylon Mascorro running the final 14 yards for the score. The extra point attempt was good and Refugio regained a 21-20 lead with 10:23 left in the 3rd quarter.
Not to be outdone, the Shiner offense took the ensuing and marched 74 yards in 6 plays with receiver Justin Stovall taking a reverse and making a dazzling run through, around and over the Refugio defense for one of the most impressive scores seen in Shiner history. The 2 point run by Blake Michalec ran in the 2 point conversion and Shiner now held a 28-21 lead with 7:05 left in the 3rd quarter.
Both defenses stiffened and the 3rd quarter ended with the score still Shiner 28 Refugio 21.
Beginning the 4th quarter, both offense moved deep in the opponents territory but failed to convert 4th down plays because both defenses stiffened when needed most.
After the Shiner offense turned the ball over on downs, the Refugio offense then went 55 yards in 4 plays with Jaylon Mascorro hitting receiver Tyler Castellano with a short screen pass, with Castellano making some nifty moves and scoring from 48 yard out on a 4th and 3 yards situation. Refugio then went for the win and 2 point conversion, which was good, but they were flagged for illegal procedure and elected to kick the point after. The extra point attempt was just good and Refugio tied the game at 28 all. This is how regulation play ended and set the stage for overtime.
Shiner had the ball first in overtime with the offense failing to gain any yardage against a renewed Refugio defense. Refugio then took the ball and Isiah Perez scored from 25 yards out on the first play and Refugio won 34-28 in overtime.
While the Shiner Comanches did not come away with the win, in the first district game for both teams, they have little time to think about this game. They will be facing a very good Ganado teams next Friday night. As head coach Steven Cerny stated “ We will look at areas to improve and move on from here. We face another tough opponent next Friday and beating them will not be easy.”
The Comanches will travel to Ganado next Friday to take on the Indians. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
GAME STATISTICS (from the Victoria Advocate Digital Edition)GAME SUMMARY: Refugio 34, Shiner 28 (OT) Refugio Bobcat Stadium SCORING SUMMARY: 1 2 3 4 OT -- Final Refugio 14 0 7 7 6 -- 34 Shiner 6 14 8 0 0 -- 28 SCORING DETAILS: First Quarter Shiner: Chad Neubauer 16 run (kick failed), 8:12 Refugio: Isaiah Perez 51 pass from Jaylon Mascorro (Marcos Arredondo kick), 7:04 Refugio: Perez 40 pass from Mascorro (Arredondo kick), 1:21 Second Quarter Shiner: Blake Michalec 19 pass from Tyler Patek (pass failed), 4:24 Shiner: Dadrian Taylor 23 pass from Michalec (Patek run), 0:46 Third Quarter Refugio Mascorro 15 run (Arredondo kick), 10:23 Shiner: Justin Stovall 57 run (Michalec run), 3:14 Fourth Quarter Refugio: Tyler Castellano 48 pass from Mascorro (Arredondo kick), 3:14 Overtime Refugio: Perez 25 run (no try) TEAM STATISTICS: Shiner Refugio First Downs 19 17 Yards Rushing 50-334 33-155 Yards Passing 47 212 Passes 9-4-2-0 21-14-3-0 Punts 39.75 38.75 Fumbles-lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-yards 2-30 4-30 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS: Rushing Shiner: Blake Michalec 8-42, Chad Neubauer 25-182, Dadrian Taylor 1-7, Justin Stovall 1-57, Tyler Patek 14-48. Refugio: Isaiah Perez 14-111, Tyler Castellano 2-11, Austin Moya 3-(-2), Jaylon Mascorro 13-35. Passing Shiner: Blake Michalec 8-3-28-0, Tyler Patek 1-1-19-0. Refugio: Jaylon Mascorro 21-14-211-0. Receiving Shiner: Blake Michalec 1-19, Chad Neubauer 1-1, Dadrian Taylor 2-27. Refugio: Isaiah Perez 6-121, Tyler Castellano 3-63, Anfernee Friar 1-6, Austin Moya 1-2, Johnathan Rosas 1-12, Robert Frazier 1-4, Timmy Soto 1-4.