After a bye week and then a game in which the starters did not play the whole game, the Shiner Comanches got in a complete game on Friday ( October 14, 2016 ) against Weimar.
Collin Bujnoch scored one of Shiner's four touchdowns on a 13-yard carry. See the NewsCenter25 video here.
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Shiner started slow but shook off the apparent rust in a 26-7 victory that saw them go 2-0 in their first two district games.
"I thought we came out a little complacent, taking things for granted," Shiner head coach Steven Cerny said. "I think it has to do with the two weeks before this game. We had an open week after Hitchcock and we really did not get to play a lot last week against Kenedy, especially with our starters. We had not been in a game in a while and this game woke us up."
"Once we were awake, we played really well."
Shiner took the opening kickoff and running back Dadrian Taylor had a 30-yard run on the second play. Later, they were stopped on fourth down inside the Widlcat 35. Weimar stalled out but was able to pin Shiner at its 12 and later had the ball after recovering a Comanche fumble.
But that did not last long as Weimar quarterback Brody Gall was picked off by Shiner's Ty Boedeker.
On the second play of the ensuing drive, Shiner was helped by a two fouls on the same play by the 'Cats — a personal foul and a dead-ball unsportsmanlike conduct.
The penalties were tacked on to a humble 4-yard gain on the reverse by Boedeker, giving the Comanches first down at the 'Cat 30. A couple of plays into the second quarter, quarterback Brandon Cerny executed a quarterback sneak that turned in a 21-yard touchdown run and 21-0 Shiner lead.
After an exchange of punts, Weimar drove 78 yards in 17 plays and eight minutes, knotting the game on a 1-yard run by Gall.
With just 35 seconds left in the half, Shiner made a couple of big plays to put the ball in the end zone in 28 seconds. Taylor had a 26-yard run from his 32 to the Weimar 42 and caught a 30-yard pass to get down to the 12. Taylor finished the drive with a 3-yard run to give Shiner a 14-7 halftime lead.
"That score right before halftime; I saw us light up and start getting more physical," Steven Cerny said. "Up to that point, we were not being very physical. I liked the way the coaches challenged the players at halftime and I like how they responded."
The 'Cats got very little done on offense in the third and fourth quarters as Shiner's stout defense rose to the challenge.
"I think our conditioning paid off the second half. We got Weimar for a loss on several plays and they started getting tired," Steven Cerny said. Shiner recovered a Weimar fumble at the Shiner 40 on the first drive of the third frame.
Taylor had a 21-yard run on first down and Collin Bujnoch capped the drive with a 13-yard score, with the extra point no good, leaving Shiner up 20-7 with under seven minutes to play in the quarter.
Weimar had to punt on the next drive and the Comanches concluding scoring with a three-play 64-yard drive, culminated with a 2-yard run by Taylor.
The Comanches came up with another turnover as Cole Jalufka intercepted Gall with just over two minutes left in the game and Shiner ran out the clock.
Cerny said it was a great day and night for Shiner athletics as he made reference to the Shiner varsity volleyball team's 3-1 win over Weimar a couple of hours prior to the football game.
GAME STATISTICSShiner 26, Weimar 7 October 14, 2016, 7:30 p.m. Comanche Stadium, Shiner High School SCORING SUMMARY 1 2 3 4 F Weimar 0 7 0 0 -- 7 Shiner 0 14 12 0 -- 26 SCORING DETAILS: First Quarter no score Second Quarter S — Brandon Cerny 21 run (Cole Jalufka kick), 11:23 2Q. W — Brody Gall 1 run (Erik Martinez kick), 0:35 2Q. S — Dadrian Taylor 3 run (Jalufka kick), 0:07 2Q. Third Quarter S — Collin Bujnoch 13 run (kick failed), 6:45 3Q. S — Taylor 2 run (run failed),3:26 3Q. Fourth Quarter no score TEAM STATISTICS: Weimar Shiner First downs 11 18 Rushes-yards 40-111 47-338 Passing yards 44 40 Passes 3-12-2 3-4 Penalties-yards 5-65 6-56 Fumbles-lost 1-1 2-1 Punts-average 4-44.0 3-33.3 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS: Rushing W: Damien Brown 16-65, Colton Christian 13-41, Brody Gall 9-18, Deiontre Wicks 1-8, RavonDre Wicks 1-(-3). S: Dadrian Taylor 22-180, Brandon Cerny 14-73, Justin Stein 9-68, Collin Bujnoch 1-13, Ty Boedeker 1-4. Passing W: Gall 3-12-2-44. S: Cerny 3-4-0-40. Receiving W: RavonDre Wicks 2-26, Trevor Holland 1-18. S: Taylor 2-31, Boedeker 1-9.
|Mark Lube is the sports editor for the Shiner Gazette. Contact him at 361-594-3346 or firstname.lastname@example.org|