Shiner Gazette Sports

Comanches have big game at Goliad
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Thursday, September 27, 2018
by Mark Lube, Sports Editor

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Shiner Comanche Football This week, the Shiner St. Paul Cardinals host Weimar for Homecoming to start a three-game home stand. The Shiner Comanches pay a visit to 3A Goliad.


The Comanches will face their biggest challenge of season so far with a trip to Goliad on Friday ( September 28, 2018 ).

Shiner was scheduled to play at Goliad last year but the game was called off due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey.

“Goliad has a good solid ball club,” Shiner head coach Steven Cerny said.

Goliad is 4-0 including a big 35-0 win at Shiner former district opponent Refugio. The Tigers average around 40 points a game.

Goliad runs out of multiple formations and will go out of everything from shotgun to under center with two backs.

“They have size up front and use the fullback as lead blocker,” he said.

Quarterback Rocky Morris has completed 58-of-80 passes for 967 yards and 10 touchdowns. He has ran the ball 31 times for 274 yards and two touchdowns. Logan Bland leads the running game with 299 yards on 47 carries and six touchdowns.

For the receiving corps, Jackson Taylor, who spent a year or two at Hallettsville, is back and currently leads with 341 yards on 27 catches and two touchdowns along with Dontavion Clay who has 309 yards on 11 receptions with six touchdowns.

Cerny said Morris is dangerous with his scrambling ability and throws the ball well, spreading it around and not leaning on any one particular receiver.

The Tigers will go in the split for defense and will crowd the box as well as line up in fiveman fronts.

“Our big offensive line will need to be able to get a good push,” Cerny said.

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

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