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Comanches connect on long passes in win over Goliad

Thursday, September 1, 2016
by Mark Lube, Sports Editor

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Shiner running back Dadrian Taylor jumps away from Goliad defensive back Kamron Boggress Friday night ( August 26, 2016 ) at Comanche Stadium. Taylor ran for 168 yards and a touchdown, and had a 56-yard reception at the Comanches beat the Tigers 34-13.
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The Comanches are known to put most of their offensive eggs in the running basket. They do put some eggs in the passing basket every now and then.

Shiner (1-0) accumulated 169 yards passing and three touchdown passes, with the shortest one 35 yards, as they beat Goliad 34-13 Friday night ( August 26, 2016 ) at Comanche Stadium.

The Comanches took what the Tiger defensive alignment and strategy gave them.

"Goliad packed the line of scrimmage and when you bust the line of scrimmage, it is open for big plays," Shiner head coach Steven Cerny said.

Shiner rolled up 325 yards rushing, led by the speedy Dadrian Taylor who ran for 168 yards on 10 carries and had a 95- yard score. Running back Justin Stein had a good night as well, with 137 yards and a 95-yard scoring run as well.

Cerny said there is always the potential for Shiner to pop a big play or two but once the offensive line gets up to speed, the Comanches will rely more on their veer running offense.

While Goliad was able to get some big plays on offense, Shiner stopped them on fourth down about four times, including twice inside the 20 and once inside the 10.

"Our defense made some big stops when they needed to," Cerny said.

Goliad drove from inside their own 40 to past the Shiner 10 on the opening drive. However, the Tigers came upon fourth down and 1 at the 5 but were unable to convert as running back Logan Bland could not muscle his way past the Comanche defense for the first down.

Shiner needed one play — a toss to running back Dadrian Taylor who took it the distance for a 95-yard touchdown and the Shiner 7-0 lead.

After some punts were exchanged, Goliad was at its 28 and the drive started with an offsides call on Shiner. Running back Orion Hosey ripped off a 67-yard touchdown run that was called back on a holding call against the Tigers.

After the negated touchdown run, Goliad was a little past the 50. Morris had a 2-yard gain to the 45 and then connected with Parr for a 45-yard score that brought the Tigers level with Shiner at 7-7, with 2:27 left in the first quarter.

However, the Comanches struck twice with big plays in the second quarter. After Morris had taken Goliad from their 18 to inside the Shiner 20, getting a 42-yard pass to Parr and 32-yard run by Logan Bland.

Morris went to Bland for 11 yards on a fourth-and-goal from the 16.

Shiner running back Justin Stein took a handoff, headed for the left side of his line, found a seam and raced 95 yards for a touchdown.

Shiner’s second touchdown of the quarter came with just over five minutes left in the half as quarterback Brandon Cerny ran an option play-action pass and hit Taylor across the middle for a 56-yard pass with the point after no good, leaving Shiner ahead 20-7.

Each team threw an interception on their next respective drives with Shiner’s Tyler Mikes picking off Morris and Tiger defensive back Hosey returning the favor off of Cerny. Following their defense getting the pick, Goliad was unable to move the ball due to a penalty and a fumble and punted. Shiner went three and out, and the Tigers ran out the first-half clock.

Goliad had a great start to the third quarter when linebacker Neilon Reitz intercepted Cerny on the opening play. The Tigers drove from midfield to the 23 but failed on a fourth down and Shiner took three plays to score as Cerny connected with his tight end Jordan Malinovsky for a 78-yard touchdown pass.

Shiner again stopped Goliad on fourth down on the next drive and the Comanches pounced on the opportunity with Cerny’s 35-yard strike to receiver Caleb Oden.

The Tigers got one more hard-fought score — with less than nine minutes left in the game, Goliad faced a thirdand- 15 from their 26.

Morris flipped a quick pass to Bland, who was corralled by at least two or three Shiner defenders. Bland did not go down and instead broke free, cut towards the middle of the fi eld and then the far sideline for a 74-yard touchdown catch to get Goliad within 34-13.

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  source: Mark Lube, Shiner Gazette

   Shiner 34 vs. Goliad 13
     August 26, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
     Shiner Comanche Stadium, Shiner High School


                1    2    3    4      F
  Goliad        7    0    0    6  -- 13
  Shiner        7   13   14    0  -- 34


    First Quarter
       S - Dadrian Taylor 95 run (Cole Jalufka kick), 7:21 1Q
       G - Trevor Parr 45 pass from Rocky Morris (Lee Ojeda kick), 2:27 1Q

    Second Quarter
       S - Justin Stein 95 run (Jalufka kick), 7:21 2Q
       S - Taylor 56 pass from Brandon Cerny (kick failed), 5:01 2Q

    Third Quarter
       S - Jordan Malinovsky 78 pass from Cerny (Jalufka kick), 7:28 3Q
       S - Caleb Oden 35 pass from Cerny (Jalufka kick), 2:51 3Q

    Fourth Quarter
       G - Logan Bland 74 pass from Morris (kick failed), 8:07 4Q


                         Gol       Shi
  First Downs             11        12
  Rushes-Yards        33-138    38-325
  Passing yards          234       169
  Passes             11-21-1     3-8-2
  Penalties-yards       9-70      7-40
  Fumbles-lost           4-0       1-0
  Puts-avg            5-33.0   4-31.75


    Logan Bland 12-81, Rocky Morris 11-26, Orion Hosey 6-32, Kamron Boggress 4-(-1).
    Dadrian Taylor 10-165, Justin Stein 12-137, Jacob Cowan 8-17, Brandon Cerny  4-11,
    Charles Haynes 2-3, Ty Boedeker 1-(-5), Dequan Hall 1-(-6).

    Rocky Morris 11-21-1-234.
    Brandon Cerny 3-8-2-169.


    Trevor Parr 4-101, Trey Ingram 3-42, Bland 2-85, Boggress 1-4, Daniel Rodriguez 1-2.
    Jordan Malinovsky 1-78, Taylor 1-56, Caleb Oden 1-35.


Mark Lube Mark Lube is the sports editor for the Shiner Gazette. Contact him at 361-594-3346 or

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