It was another slippery night of football on Friday (October 30, 2015), but the 4th ranked Shiner Comanches held on tight for a 40-0 win over the Schulenburg Shorthorns and clinched a share of the District 15-2A title in the process.
Quarterback Ty Boedeker pushes through the crowd of defenders into the end zone for the Comanches' first touchdown of the night against the Shorthorns.
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photo by Stephanie Kasper
"I feel good about how we performed tonight," Coach Steve Cerny said. "Number one, we came out healthy. Our defense was solid all the way through. Schulenburg didn't have their starting quarterback, but we didn't have ours either. We played really well and not only that, we got a chance to get a lot of our backups in as well. When you're playing that last home game and it's Parent's Night, you want to get as many people involved as you can, and that was nice."
Shiner opened up the first quarter with a pair of touchdowns, one offensive on a 1-yard run by Ty Boedeker and the other on a interception return by Justin Stein.
Stein, who led the team with 98 rushing yards on 6 carries, said of the interception, "They were running a pitch. The way coach told me to play it was to run and get the pitch. I just had to be in the right place at the right time."
In the second quarter, the Comanches added 12 more points on two long touchdown runs by Justin Stovall and Stein. They attempted the two-point conversion after each touchdown, but neither was successful.
Finally, Shiner rounded out their scoring for the night with another pair of touchdowns in the third on runs from Boedeker and Dadrian Taylor.
The Comanches racked up 347 rushing yards on the night while holding Schulenburg to 106 total yards and just 5 first downs.
Taylor ran for 63 yards on 8 carries, Boedeker added 55, Stovall had 54 yards on a single touchdown run, and Charles Haynes contributed 52 yards.
"We just have to continue to get better," Cerny said. "We can't be satisfied with where we're at. Teams that are really good continue to improve. That's what I want to keep stressing to these guys. We have to keep getting better."
The Comanches will attempt to continue improving, and to hang onto their spotless season record and the district championship, at Flatonia on Friday (November 6, 2015)at 7:30 p.m.