After a scrimmage canceled and then rescheduled (in place of the opening game), Shiner officially “started” the 2017 season Friday evening ( September 8, 2017 ).
Hallettsville’s Scooter Adams gets to hang out a little with about four members of the Comanche defense Friday night in Shiner during the Brahmas’ 49-12 win.
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photo by Lori Raabe
The Comanches hosted Division 3A-D-I rival Hallettsville, who was in a similar predicament, at Comanche Stadium.
The Brahmas used its speed on offense to gain over 500 yards of offense in a 49-12 win.
The Comanches fought hard against a faster opponent.
“I knew we were not going to be in great shape going into this game because we did not have the true nondistrict preseason schedule. But our guys hung in there. We had a lot of them going two ways,” Shiner head coach Steven Cerny said.
The Comanches will benefit later in the year for having facing a team like Hallettsville.
“If you are going to have a chance to challenge for a district title, you are going to have go against a speedy team,” he said. “This was good for us because we have to learn how to take better angles on defense and things like that. We had some new players in the secondary,”
The Brahmas went three-and-out on the first series and Shiner took advantage with a 59-yard drive: Tyler Mikes ran for 13 yards on third down and Jacob Cowan took a toss play for 10 yards and another first down, to the Brahma 14. Collin Bujnoch capped the drive with a 4-yard run and the point after was no good but Shiner led 6-0 with over seven minutes left in the opening quarter.
Hallettsville answered with a six-play, 54-yard drive. DJ Taylor found Jordan Brooks for 8 yards on fourth down and one to go. A few plays later, DJ Taylor went to Jackson Taylor for a 36-yard touchdown pass. The point-after kick missed, leaving a 6-6 game.
The Brahmas scored after forcing Shiner to punt. DJ Taylor went to Jackson Taylor for 25 yards on second-and-20 play. Running back Scooter Adams scored on 14-yard option play and the Brahmas led 12- 6.
In the second quarter, Hallettsville stopped Shiner on fourth down just past the 50 and Adams scored on a 35-yard run to cap a quick threeplay, 53-yard drive for a 18-6 lead as a two-point run failed.
Hallettsville scored once more in the frame as DJ Taylor hit Adams across the middle for a 74- yard pass that finished a quick two-play 81-yard drive and the Brahmas led 25-6 at the break.
The Comanches opened the third quarter with a nearly four-minute drive that Donyai Taylor capped with a 30- yard run to get Shiner within 25-12.
Hallettsville got touchdown passes of 19 and 69 yards from DJ Taylor to Jackson Taylor and Lane Linhart, respectively, for a 37-12 lead to head into the fourth quarter. The Brahmas then scored twice on the ground with a 32-run from Logan Holik and 41-yard jaunt by Tirrell North.
GAME STATISTICSHallettsville 49, Shiner 12 October 14, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Comanche Stadium, Shiner High School SCORING SUMMARY 1 2 3 4 F Hallettsville 12 13 12 12 -- 49 Shiner 6 0 6 0 -- 12 SCORING DETAILS: First Quarter S — Collin Bujnoch 4 run (kick failed), 7:07 1Q. H — Jackson Taylor 36 pass from DJ Taylor (kick failed), 4:25 1Q. H — Scooter Adams 14 run (run failed), 0:10 1Q. Second Quarter H — Adams 35 run (run failed), 8:30 2Q. H — Adams 74 pass from DJ Taylor (Logan Holik kick), 5:53 2Q. Third Quarter S — Donyai Taylor 30 run (run failed), 7:43 3Q. H — Jackson Taylor 19 pass from DJ Taylor (kick failed), 5:26 3Q. H — Lane Linhart 69 pass from DJ Taylor (kick failed), 0:47 3Q. Fourth Quarter H — Holik 32 run (run failed), 9:53 4Q. H — Tirrell North 41 run (kick failed), ), 0:28 4Q. TEAM STATISTICS: Team stats Hallettsville Shiner First downs 16 9 Rushes-yards 26-237 37-144 Passing yards 315 8 Passes 16-19-1 1-3 Penalties-yards 15-114 0-0 Fumbles-lost 0-0 3-0 Punts-average 1-39.0 5-34.4 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS: Rushing H: Tirrell North 6-86, Scooter Adams 9-79, Logan Holik 5-54, Rhett Trileck 2-15, DJ Taylor 1-4, Jordan Brooks 2-3, Lane Linhart 1-0. S: Jacob Cowan 9-46, Donyai Taylor 5-44, Tyler Mikes 10-29, Collin Bujnoch 10-21, Lane Nevlud 3-4. Passing H: Taylor 15-18-1-309, Trileck 1-1-0-6. S: Mikes 1-3-0-8. Receiving H: Jackson Taylor 6-120, Brooks 4-30, Linhart 3-75, Adams 1-74, Trileck 1-9, Dalton Dieringer 1-7.
|Mark Lube is the sports editor for the Shiner Gazette. Contact him at 361-594-3346 or firstname.lastname@example.org|