SINTON — As it was in last year’s bi-district contest, a lot of Shiner’s younger players took part.
Noah Nevlud races toward the line against Santa Maria.
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all photos by Mark Lube
The Comanches opened the 2018 playoffs with a 76-0 win over Santa Maria Cougars Thursday night ( November 15, 2018 ) at Pirate Stadium.
Shiner head coach Steven Cerny said the playoff experience of the younger players was invaluable.
“Our younger kids are going to get tougher and tougher,” he said. “We had Santa Maria outmatched; we were tougher; we were more athletic.” The backsup and JV players played with the same intensity as the starters.
“They all stood out. They all got out there and got after it,” Cerny said. “The JV and varsity backups showed they have been getting good work.”
Shiner took the opening kickoff to its 49 and scored on the first play from scrimmage, a run by Doug Brooks.
The Cougars went three and out on their first drive and the punt return set up Shiner at the Santa Maria 23. The Cougars defense was able to recover a fumble on the first play but was held to two yards on the drive and had to punt, setting up the Comanches at the Cougar 47.
Donyai Taylor ran three straight times to total 28 yards, overcoming a holding call on Shiner. Tyler Mikes hit Hunter Kloesel for 10 yards to the 19, Taylor then had an 18-yard rush to the 1 and Mikes scored on the next play.
Shiner defenders Kason Landman (64) and CJ Moore (3) help a teammate on a tackle Thursday night.
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On the next drive, Santa Maria faked a punt on fourth down but was stopped two yards behind the line to give Shiner the ball at the Cougar 30. Taylor’s 2-yard run capped a four-play drive and Shiner led 20-0 after the extra point was missed.
Shiner’s defense recoverd a fumble at Cougar 27 on the next drive and Taylor had a 26- yard run followed by a 1-yard touchdown run for a 27-0 lead with 2:27 left in the quarter.
Shiner took a 34-0 lead when Cole Patek ran in a blocked punt four a touchdown. Early in the second frame,
Collin Bujnoch recovered a Cougar fumble and Patek scored two plays later on a 31- yard pass from Mikes.
Shiner earned a safety on the next Cougar possession and then scored again following the free kick on a fiveplay, 42-yard drive on a 2-yard run by Trevor Haynes.
Patek got another score on the next drive, returning a fumble for a touchdown and Shiner led 57-0. The Comanches made it 64-0 with less than two minutes to go in the half on a 35-yard run by Haynes.
The Comanches’ second-half scores was a 7-yard run by Haynes with 3:20 left in the third and around two minutes to go in the game on a 6-yard pass from quarterback Cash Shows to receiver Caleb Neal.
Shiner will face Hearne at 7 p.m. in Giddings Friday ( November 23, 2018 ) in the area round.
GAME STATISTICSShiner 76, Santa Mario 0 First Round (Bi-District) Playoff Game November 15, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Pirate Stadium, Sinton SCORING SUMMARY 1 2 3 4 F Santa Maria 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Shiner 34 30 6 6 -- 76 SCORING DETAILS: First Quarter S - Doug Brooks 51 run (Cross Rankin kick), 11:48 1Q. S - Tyler Mikes 1 run (Rankin kick), 6:19 1Q. S - Donyai Taylor 2 run (kick failed),3:25 1Q. S - Taylor 1 run (Rankin kick), 2:25 1Q. S - Cole Patek 8 blocked punt return (Connor Winkenwerder kick), 0:46 1Q. Second Quarter S - Patek 31 pass from Mikes (Winkenwerder kick), 11:40 2Q. S - Safety, 10:42 2Q. S - Trevor Haynes 2 run (Winkenwerder kick), 8:32 2Q. S - Patek 6 fumble return (Winkenwerder kick), 6:01 2Q. S - Haynes 35 run (Winkenweder kick), 1:33 2Q. Third Quarter S - Haynes 7 run (kick failed), 3:20 3Q. Fourth Quarter S - Caleb Neal 8 pass from Cash Shows (run failed), 1:45 4Q. TEAM STATISTICS: Santa Maria Shiner First downs 4 14 Rushes-yards 33-31 27-278 Passing yards 12 66 Passes 1-10 5-7 Penalties-yards 0-0 5-30 Fumbles-lost 4-4 1-1 Punts-aver 3-17.3 0-0.0 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS: Rushing SM: Gustavo Sandoval 11-35, Julio Vega 9-15, Erick Castellanous 7-9, Glovanni Diaz 1-(-4), Jesse Ortiz 5-(-24). S: Doug Brooks 3-79, Donyai Taylor 7-75, Trevor Haynes 4-49, Zane Rhodes 2-28, Eli Fric 3-19, Christian Wagner 3-11, Noah Nevlud 1-10, Cash Shows 2-9, Tyler Mikes 2-(-1). Passing SM: Ortiz 1-10-0-12. S: Mikes 4-6-0-58, Shows 1-1-0-8. Receiving SM: Brandon Rangel 1-12. S: Devin Lehnert 2-17, Cole Patek 1-31, Hunter Kloesel 1-10, Caleb Neal 1-8.
|Mark Lube is the sports editor for the Shiner Gazette. Contact him at 361-594-3346 or firstname.lastname@example.org|