Shiner Gazette Sports

Comanches lose a heartbreaker
Thursday, December 10, 2015

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The Comanches, led by manager Kyler Hewig with the flag, burst through the Shiner banner for the last time for the 2015 season. Shiner lost 17-14 to Refugio in the Class 2A-1 Region IV final (state quarterfinal) at Alamo Stadium.
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SAN ANTONIO – The Shiner Comanches ended their 2015 season on Friday night (December 4, 2015) with a 17-14 loss against their district rivals, the Refugio Bobcats, in the regional finals round of the playoffs at Alamo Stadium in San Antonio.

Although Shiner defeated Refugio 30-19 in their district opener, nobody expected the rematch to be an easy one.

The Comanches started out on top with an 85- yard touchdown run by Dadrian Taylor on their opening drive. They held the Bobcats to just a field goal in the second quarter and went into halftime with a 7-3 lead.

Near the end of the third quarter, Shiner fumbled the ball in their own end zone and Refugio recovered it for their first touchdown of the game. This score put them in the lead 10-7.

The Comanches responded early in the fourth quarter with another Taylor rushing TD, this time a 6-yarder. It was Taylor’s 31st and final touchdown for the season.
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Justin Stein (#2) pulls down the Refugio ball carrier as Charles Haynes (#6) and another Comanche defender close in to assist during Friday’s regional final in San Antonio.
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With a 14-10 lead midway through the fourth quarter, Shiner players and fans alike anxiously hoped that they would be able to hang on for the win.

Unfortunately, Refugio sent a short pass into the end zone to take the lead and hand the Shiner Comanches their first and only loss of the season, eliminating them from the UIL 2A Division I playoffs.

Shiner had 211 rushing yards and 2 passing yards on the night. Taylor led with 124 yards on 15 carries, quarterback Brandon Cerny, returning for his first game since his ankle injury, had 48 yards on the night, and Chad Neubauer added 41.

The Comanches end their incredible season with a final record of 13-1.

The Refugio Bobcats advance to face Lovelady in the state semifinals on Friday (December 11, 2015) in Georgetown at 7 p.m.

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