The regular football season starts this week with the Shiner St. Paul Cardinals hosting Yorktown and the Shiner Comanches making the short drive over to Hallettsville to face the Brahmas.
SHINER COMANCHES AT HALLETTSVILLE BRAHMAS
The Comanches open on the road at Hallettsville as their Lavaca County neighbors prepare to welcome Shiner’s Daniel Boedeker to being a head coach.
The Brahmas struggled through a 3-7 year (1-4 in district) which is nowhere near a typical season for them. They return 21 lettermen, six offensive and six defensive starters.
“Hallettsville is a good team, has great players and is well coached,” Boedeker said.
The Brahmas offensive effort will be spearheaded by running back Jonathanon Brooks (900 rushing yards, 500 receiving yards), quarterback Lance Linhart (who played receiver last year), wide receiver Ty Gerke (271 yards, two touchdowns and lineman Cody Roberts. “ Their offensive line has some size; running back Brooks is versatile. He plays in the backfield, they motion him out of the backfield and he will line up out wide.
Their quarterback and receivers play throw and catch,” Boedeker said. “Hallettsville is balanced and we will have to defend the run and the pass.”
Defensive back Micah Greenwell is one of the top tacklers returning.
“Our offensive line will have to keep their pad level low as Brahmas linebackers and secondary run to the football well,” Boedeker said. “We will have to put drives together and take care of the football.”
Other key players are offensive lineman Landon Sluka, receiver Luke Bludau, defensive end Lance Bludau, defensive back Travis Matula, center Blake Sitka and defensive lineman Joseph Vreeland.
Last year, the Comanches shut out Hallettsville 21-0.
|Mark Lube is the sports editor for the Shiner Gazette. Contact him at 361-594-3346 or firstname.lastname@example.org|