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Comanches to play Santa Maria in bi-district
Game Preview: Shiner Comanches vs Santa Maria Cougars

Thursday, November 16, 2017
by Mark Lube, Sports Editor

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Shiner Comanche Football It’s playoff time for local football teams. The 15-2ADI runners-up Shiner Comanches face Santa Maria in the bidistrict game, at 7 p.m. today ( Thursday, November 16, 2017 ) at Cotton Pickers Stadium in Robstown. The St. Paul Cardinals have a first-round bye.

Shiner Comanches vs. Santa Maria Cougars

The Comanches open the playoffs against the Santa Maria Cougars. Following their battle with Refugio, Shiner got banged up a little.

“With a short week, we have to focus on getting healed up and getting fresh,” Comanche head coach Steven Cerny said. “We are going to stick to the basics.”

The Cougars are a run-heavy Wing-T offense. “That is good for us because our defense has been playing the run very well and we have a size advantage on our defensive line,” Cerny said.

Key offensive players for the Cougars are fullback Alex Perez and halfback Ismael Rodriguez. The Cougars defense is a 2-7 but has shifted to a four-man front and the split.

“They have matched up against a lot of spread offenses,” Cerny said. “They have not played many teams that run a double-tight offense.”

The two teams last met in the playoffs in the first round in 2013 with Shiner taking a 45-14 win on its way to an appearance in the 1A Division State Title game in Arlington.

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

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