Shiner Gazette Sports

Comanches score 21 second-half points
in 35-7 win over Goliad

Thursday, September 17, 2015

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Chad Neubauer blocks for Brandon Cerny on a quarterback keeper.
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The Goliad Tigers offered Shiner their stiffest challenge of the season thus far during their homecoming game Friday night (September 11, 2015).

Although the game ended in a resounding 35-7 victory for the Comanches, coach Steve Cerny acknowledged, "It was a lot tougher game than the scoreboard indicated."

Shiner jumped on the board first with an 8-yard run by Dadrian Taylor midway through the first quarter and added to the lead with a 21- yard rushing touchdown by Justin Stein at the tail end of the second quarter.

The Comanches went into halftime with a 14-0 lead.

Almost halfway through the third quarter, after two and half games of scoreless play, the Shiner defense gave up its first touchdown of the season on a 26-yard Goliad pass into the end zone.
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Dadrian Taylor dodges Goliad defenders on his way to a Comanche touchdown.
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Cerny said, "Itís hard to keep a zero on the board every week. It was bound to happen sooner or later. When they got that momentum in the third though, it was really scary."

The game remained a tense 14-7 through the end of the third quarter and into the fourth.

Senior Chad Neubauer was thinking all along, "I just want to fight. I want to help put our team up so we donít have to end up in a late game situation or a one score game. I want to get our team up so we have some breathing room."

Thatís exactly what he did in the fourth quarter, running for back-to-back touchdowns on 3 and 13 yard rushes and kicking the extra points as well for 14 consecutive Comanche points.

Cerny said, "When we got that first down and that third score and moved it back to two touchdowns ahead, that was big. I was really proud of the way our offensive line especially stepped up. Chad ran the ball well, and it was a good team effort. That drive right there, that was the key to the game, that made all the difference in the world."

Quarterback Brandon Cerny ran the ball in ten yards for one last touchdown in the fourth to give the Comanches their final score of 35-7.

Shiner racked up 378 rushing yards with 152 of those from Neubauer on 17 carries. Cerny ran 79 yards, Taylor added 52, and Stein had 48.

This week, the Comanches will travel to Lexington to face the 1-2 Eagles at 7:30 p.m. on Friday (September 18, 2015).

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