Shiner Gazette
Shiner downs Weimar 47-16
Thursday, October 30, 2014
by James Pustka, special to the Gazette

Shiner Comanche Football

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For those wondering how well the Shiner offense would execute against the Weimar Wildcats, the Shiner defense decided to take center stage and exhibit some might of their own. With a Wildcat offense running 60 plays, and time off the clock, the Comanche defense did their part by allowing 16 points, while scoring 12 points, off an interception return and fumble recovery for touchdowns.

The Comanche defense wasted little time imparting their will on the Wildcat offense by making them punt on their initial drive to open the game. Taking advantage of a short field, due to a poor Wildcat punt, the Comanche offense needed just 5 plays to hit paydirt with Tyler Patek running in from 2 yards out. The extra point attempt was good and Shiner took a 7-0 lead with 8:54 left in the first quarter.

The Wildcat offense then took the ensuing kickoff and methodically moved the ball down to the Shiner 41 yard line. Facing a 3rd and 5 situation, Comanche safety Dadrian Taylor intercepted a Wildcat pass and made a dazzling 72 yard return for the score. The extra point attempt was good and Shiner now held a 14-0 lead with 3:28 left in the first quarter.

Not to be defeated by the bad fortune, the Wildcat offense used a 15 play drive to have kicker Gerardo Rodriquez kick a 29 yard field goal with 8:01 left in the second quarter cutting the Comanche lead to 14-3.

The Comanche offense used a quick strike attack, needing just 5 plays to cover 72 yards of real estate with Chad Neubauer rushing the final 22 yards for the score. The extra point attempt was good and Shiner now held a 21-3 lead with 5:39 left in the second quarter.

Following a poor kickoff return by the Wildcats, the Comanche defense had the Wildcat offense pinned back at the 12 yard line. On the second play of the drive, the Comanche front four defensive linemen overwhelmed Wildcat quarterback Tanner Janak creating a fumble which was recovered by Comanche lineman Dillon Kalina for a touchdown. The extra point attempt was good and Shiner now held a comfortable 28-3 lead with 4:40 left in the second quarter.

The Wildcat offense answered by converting a 9 play, 74 yard drive in 4:02 with running back Saul Rosales running 1 yard for the touchdown. The extra point attempt was good and the Shiner lead was now 28-10 with both teams headed to the lockerroom for halftime.

The Comanches received the second half kickoff and patiently marched 63 yards using 4:50 of the clock with running back Chad Neubauer recording his second touchdown run of the night from 1 yard out. The extra point attempt was good and Shiner expanded the lead to 35-10 with 7:10 remaining in the third quarter.

Once again, the mighty Comanche defense went to work forcing the Wildcat offense to a three and punt series. The Comanche offense took full advantage of the opportunity and used 7 plays to score again with Chad Neubauer scoring his third touchdown running 7 yards for the score. The extra point attempt was no good and Shiner now held a 41-10 lead with 3:14 left in the third quarter.

The Comanche defense took the field again and held the Wildcat offense without a first down holding Wildcat running back, Saul Rosales to zero yards on a 4th and 1 yard situation. With this golden opportunity waiting for them, the Comanche offense wasted little time in scoring covering 30 yards in 3 plays with quarterback Blake Michalec rushing the final 13 yards for the score. The extra point attempt was blocked, but Shiner still enjoyed a 47-10 lead going into the fourth quarter of the game.

The Wildcat offense took the ensuing kickoff and replied to the Shiner score with one of their own covering 67 yards in 6 plays with Wildcat quarterback Tanner Janak connecting with receiver Nathan Besch on a 42 yard pass. The attempt for 2 point was no good and the final score of the game would end up Shiner 47 Weimar 16.

Using the game plan devised by veteran defensive coordinator Billy Turek, the Comanche defense frustrated the potent Wildcat offensive attack. While the Wildcats did manage to put up some decent offensive numbers, the defense did manage to hold the Wildcats to just 16 points.

The win puts Shiner at 7-1 on the season and 2-1 in district play. The next opponent is the Schulenburg Shorthorns. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30, Friday October 31st in Schulenburg.

GAME STATISTICS (from the Victoria Advocate Digital Edition)

    Shiner 47, Weimar  16
    Shiner Comanche Stadium


                    1    2    3    4  --  Final
    Weimar          0   10    0    6  --  16
    Shiner         14   14   19    0  --  47


    First Quarter
       S: Tyler Patek 2 run (Chad Neubauer kick good)  8:54
       S: Dadrian Taylor 32 interception return (kick good)  3:38

    Second Quarter
       W: Gerardo Rodriguez 29 field goal  8:01
       S: Neubauer 22 run (Neubauer kick good)  5:39
       S: Dillon Kalina fumble recovery in end zone (Neubauer kick  good)  4:40
       W: Saul Rosales 1 run (Rodriguez kick good)  0:38

    Third Quarter
       S: Neubauer 1 run (Neubauer kick good)  7:10
       S: Neubauer 7 run (Neubauer kick fail)  3:14
       S: Blake Michalec 13 run (kick failed)  0:00

    Fourth Quarter
       W: Nathan Besch 42 reception from Tanner Janak (pass fail)  8:23


                       Weimar     Shiner
    First Downs        17         15
    Yards Rushing      41-155     28-170
    Yards Passing      121        112
    Passes             14-8-1-1   8-6-0-0
    Punts              28.0       0
    Fumbles-lost       0-0        0-0
    Penalties-yards    3-29       1-15


       Weimar: Michael Mason 3-14, Saul Rosales 11-40, Curry Johnson 14-55,
         Jacory Gordon 9-52, Jadon Blanks 1-(-3),
         Tanner Janak 3-(-3).
       Shiner: Blake Michalec 6-33, Brandon Cerny 1-10, Chad Neubauer 11-49,
         Charles Haynes 2-18, Justin Stein 4-10, Tyler Patek 4-50.

       Weimar: Tanner Janak 14-8-121-1.
       Shiner: Blake Michalec 6-5-81-0, Chad Neubauer 1-1-31-0.

       Weimar: Todd Heger 3-53, Jadon Blanks 1-7, LaDarius King 2-10,
         Nathan Besch 1-42, Parker Holland 1-9.
       Shiner: Dadrian Taylor 4-64, Ernie Egan 1-16, Justin Stovall 1-32.

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