The Comanches football team made sure the last home game for half a dozen seniors went well.
A Ganado player fumbles the ball close to Chris Reyes (77) and Michael Rodriguez (71) Friday in Shiner’s win over the Ganado Indians.
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staff photo by Mark Lube
Shiner blanked Ganado 48-0 on Friday ( November 3, 2017 ) night. “Last home game for the seniors, the entire group. I thought our kids played well,” Shiner head coach Steven Cerny said.
Despite a pair of turnovers, Shiner turned in a good performance on both sides of the ball. “The offensive and defensive lines did an outstanding job and came off the ball well,” he said. “We played hard and took a big step forward.”
The win sets up a big showdown this week as Shiner will travel to Refugio and the winner will be crowned the district champions.
Shiner opened the game near the 50 and drove 55 yards in 10 plays, finishing things with a 4-yard run by Jacob Cowan.
Ganado went three and out, pinned inside its 15 and had a short punt to its 34. Donyai Taylor took an option pitch for 20 on the first play and capped the drive with a 6-yard run with 4:28 left in the opening quarter.
The Indians’ fortunes did not improve on the next drive. Ethan Guerra was dropped for a 4-yard loss on the jet sweep and two plays later, quarterback Logan Hurt fumbled on a keeper, giving Shiner the ball in Indian territory for the second straight drive.
Starting at the 18, it was a quick four plays to pay dirt as Cowan scored from the 1 for his second of the game. The point after was no good but Shiner led 20-0 with 2:31 left in the quarter.
After another Ganado punt after they were backed up to their own end zone, Shiner had the ball at the plus-30. A Tyler Mikes pass fell incomplete on the first play and he rebounded on the next with a 30- yard strike to Cole Patek for the 27-0 lead.
The Comanches were unable to get any points on the next two times they had possession — first, they muffed a punt but the defense stepped up, preventing Ganado from converting a fourth down. Then the Comanches offense fumbled the ball away on the next drive.
The Indians got close to midfield, stalled and punted to the Shiner 14. The Comanches offense got back in gear: Lane Nevlud had a 19- yard yard run to the 32 and Taylor took a toss and got 35 yards down to the Indian 33, followed by Taylor gaining 17 on the fullback-dive option play. Cowan had a 14-yard run to the 2 and Nevlud scored on the next play for a 34-0 Shiner lead.
The Comanches’ first drive of the second half was an eight-play, 56- yard drive. Cowan had back- to-back 12-yard rushes and following was Tyler Palmer at running back with a 15-yard gain. The drive was completed on a 4-yard quarterback sneak by Dustin Petras.
The Comanches got the ball quickly as Collin Bujnoch intercepted a Hurt pass late in the third. Palmer’s 33-yard touchdown run with around 11 minutes left in the contest concluded the scoring.
GAME STATISTICSShiner 48, Ganado 0 November 3, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Comanche Stadium, Shiner SCORING SUMMARY: 1 2 3 4 F Ganado 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Shiner 27 7 7 7 -- 48 SCORING DETAILS: First Quarter S — Jacob Cowan 4 run (Cole Jalufka kick), 8:11 1Q. S — Donyai Taylor 6 run (Jalufka kick), 4:28 1Q S — Cowan 1 run (kick failed),2:31 1Q. S — Cole Patek 30 pass from Tyler Mikes (Jalufka kick), 0:24 1Q. Second Quarter S — Lane Nevlud 2 run (Jalufka kick), 3:28 2Q. Third Quarter S —Dustin Petras 4 run (Jalufka kick), 3:22 3Q. Fourth Quarter S — Tyler Palmer 33 run (Cross Rankin kick), 11:11 4Q. TEAM STATISTICS: Ganado Shiner First downs 5 20 Rushing-yards 23-23 39-365 Passing-yards 81 30 Passes-att-int 7-17-1 1-3 Fumbles-lost 4-2 3-2 Penalties-yards 7-44 2-10 Punts-average 6-31.33 0-0.0 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS: Rushing G: Ryan Williams 4-13, Toby Ortiz 4-3, Gabriel Aguillar 2-7, Logan Hurt 6-3, Ethan Guerra 7-(-3). S: Jacob Cowan 12-88, Collin Bujnoch 7-85, Donyai Taylor 4-78, Tyler Palmer 4-66, Lane Nevlud 3-28, Dustin Petras 3-10, Cesar Reyes 2-9, Tyler Mikes 1-1. Passing G: Hurt 7-16-1-81, Fernando Rubio 0-1-0-0. S: Mikes 1-3-0-30. Receiving G: Angel Rubio 3-33, Adrian Mata 1-22, Fernando Rubio 1-21, Gavin Sanchez 1-5, Guerra 1-0. S: Cole Patek 1-30.
|Mark Lube is the sports editor for the Shiner Gazette. Contact him at 361-594-3346 or email@example.com|