Shiner improved to 2-0 in District 15-2A Division I with a 28-7 victory over the Ganado Indians Friday night (October 16, 2015).
Coach Steve Cerny was pleased with the teamís performance and said, "We were pretty sore going into this week, but we still had good practices, especially Tuesday and Wednesday. We played good. Ganado didnít stop us the first half. We scored every time, made some big plays."
Dadrian Taylor led the team with 133 rushing yards on 15 carries and scored 3 of the teams 4 touchdowns, one in each of the first three quarters on runs of 67, 4, and 13 yards.
The fourth Comanche touchdown came on a 19 yard pass from Brandon Cerny to Ty Boedeker in the end zone. Boedeker said of the play, "We were trying to beat them deep and Brandon made a perfect pass. I just went up there and got it. Thatís just what Iím supposed to do." Boedeker was also responsible for Shinerís only interception of the game just before the half.
Cerny completed 4 out of 5 pass attempts for 73 yards and rushed for 39 yards on 8 carries before he left the game in the third quarter after an ankle injury. He will have surgery on his right ankle on Friday, and sophomore Dustin Petras will take over the reigns for the Comanches as quarterback.
Coach Cerny said, "When Brandon went down, it seemed like everybody just started going through the motions. I thought Dustin Petras did a good job though. We know what he can do and what he will bring to it. If he has to prepare for it next week, weíll get a package together for him."
The Comanche defense remained strong throughout the game and held the Indians to 153 total yards, 124 rushing and 29 passing. Ganadoís only points of the game came on a freak, rugbylike play in the fourth quarter. Chad Neubauer, who ran for 42 total yards on the night, was running the ball for the Comanches when he ended up trapped in a huge crowd of bodies. It looked like he might have been down, but before the officials called it, Ganado forced the fumble, grabbed onto the ball, and ran it back for a touchdown.
This week the Comanches travel to Weimar to take on the Wildcats on Friday night (October 23, 2015) at 7:30 p.m. The Wildcats are the only other remaining undefeated team in the district. However, Coach Cerny and his Comanches seem ready for the challenge. Boedeker added, "We just have to keep going, keep practicing hard every day. Weíll just keep doing us, going hard."