Very little went wrong for the Shiner Comanches in their first game at Comanche Stadium since the beginning of the month.
Dalton Brooks hurdles teammate Zane Rhodes and a Goliad player during Shiner’s 55-6 win ( on September 27, 2019 ).
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photo courtesy of Photos by Lori Raabe
The Comanches ran rampant over the Goliad Tigers with 440 yards rushing in a 55-6 win Friday evening.
Donyai Taylor led the Comanches with 131 yards on 10 carries and two touchdowns. The defense held the Tigers to under 100 yards and one score.
“I thought it was a great performance in all three phases of the game,” Comanches head coach Daniel Boedeker said. “Offensively, our guys did a great job and we had some big explosive plays; offensive line did great all night.”
Goliad scored on its first possession but no points after that “After the first Goliad drive, we made some adjustments to what they were doing and responded well the rest of the game,” Boedeker said. “Special teams did well for us again.”
Nearly all of Shiner’s nine drives resulted in touchdowns; the lone exception was near the conclusion of the second quarter when Shiner had the ball and elected to run out the clock.
“We executed our veer well; the receivers did well blocking on the edge, backs blocking for each other with the line, everything was clicking for each other. We were able to get outside of them and make some good runs,” Boedeker said.
Shiner took the opening kickoff and drove 65 yards; Taylor gathered 34 yards on his first three carries, Doug Brooks had a 12-yard run, quarterback Tyler Palmer had a 16-yard run and Taylor capped the drive with a 3-yard run that showcased his vertical as he lept a good height over the pile on the way to the score.
The Tigers answered with a 75-yard and quarterback Reese Ruhnke took the ball on an option keep and raced 44 yards. The point after was no good, leaving Shiner ahead 7-6.
The Comanches extended their lead to 14-6 on a 62-yard drive. Taylor made the key play as he took an option pitch from Palmer and raced 26 yards to the Tiger 25. Two plays later, Doug Brooks scored on a 24-yard toss play.
Shiner started at the Goliad 39 after the Tigers had to punt a short kick. Taylor took an inside handoff and squeezed past the defense for his second touchdown of the game with 1:25 left in the quarter.
Goliad went three and out on the next drive but had better luck on the punt with a 56-yard kick to Shiner 24. Palmer executed another speedy option play, pitching to Zane Rhodes who got around the corner and was gone, putting Shiner up 28-6 less than 30 seconds into the second frame.
The next Shiner drive was brief as well —- 79 yards in two plays; Rhodes had an 8-yard carry to the 29 and then the Comanches did some trickery as receiver Devin Lehnert took a handoff in the backfield and raced down the far sideline for the score.
Shiner’s final score of the first half came on a drive that started in the shadow of its own end zone at the 10 and finished as a pass from Palmer seemed to not make its way into the hands of tight end Cole Patek but Patek made the acrobatic catch and went 45 yards to put Shiner ahead 41-6.
The game reverted to a running clock a few minutes into the third quarter. Shiner went ahead 48-6 with slightly over five minutes left in the third as Palmer hit Dalton Brooks for a 32- yard touchdown. The final Comanche score was a 1-yard run by quarterback Cash Shows to cap a 54-yard drive.
Donyai Taylor rushed for 162 yards and three touchdowns, with Tyler Palmer passing for 144 yards and three touchdowns as Shiner earned their second consecutive shutout by blasting Tidehaven 52-0 on Friday ( September 20, 2019 ) in El Maton.
Cash Shows added a short touchdown run; Cole Patek, Cross Rankin and Devin Lehnert all had a touchdown catch each; kicker Connor Winkenwerder made his second field goal of the season, a 45-yarder on the final play of the first half. Taylor got his first score on an 18-yard run with 8:44 left in the opening quarter and with 4:16 left, had a 42-yard run. Patek had a 61-yard grab with 40 seconds left in the first to give Shiner a 21-0 lead.
Taylor scored his third from his own side of the field on a 51-yard run with 3:58 to go until haltime and the long boot by Winkenwerder with no time left gave the Comanches a 31-0 lead at halftime.
The only score of the third period was 44-yard pass from Palmer to Rankin at the 6:05 mark.
Fourth-quarter touchdowns were a 36-yard pass from Palmer to Lehnert early in the quarter and and Shows’s 2-yard run with less than five minutes to play.
Shiner starts a three game home stand this week with Goliad. Lexington comes in on October 4 before the October 11 Homecoming game, the district opener against Yorktown.
GAME STATISTICSShiner 55, Goliad 6 September 27, 2019, 7:30 p.m. Comanche Stadium, Shiner SCORING SUMMARY 1 2 3 4 F Goliad 6 0 0 0 -– 6 Shiner 21 20 7 7 -– 55 SCORING DETAILS: First Quarter S - Donyai Taylor 3 run (Cross Rankin kick), 10:08 1Q. G - Reese Ruhnke 44 run (kick failed), 7:29 1Q. S - Doug Brooks 24 run (Rankin kick), 3:53 1Q. S - Taylor 39 run (Rankin kick), 1:25 1Q. Second Quarter S - Zane Rhodes 76 run (Rankin kick),11:36 2Q. S - Devin Lehnert 71 run (kick failed), 8:41 2Q. S - Cole Patek 45 pass from Tyler Palmer (Rankin kick), 2:36 2Q. Third Quarter S - Dalton Brooks 32 pass from Palmer (Rankin kick), 5:18 3Q. Fourth Quarter S - Cash Shows 1 run (Rankin kick), 4:45 4Q. TEAM STATISTICS: Goliad Shiner First downs 5 20 Rushes-yards 21-59 29-201 Passing yards 37 199 Passes 8-11 12-18 Penalties-yards 3-20 7-80 Fumbles-lost 1-0 1-0 Punts-aver 7-35.1 0-0.0 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS: Rushing G: Reese Ruhnke 5-29, John Savoy 6-25, Grant Garnett 6-4, Truman Miller 2-3, Cutler Zamrow 1-0, Aden Barrientez 1-(-2). S: Donyai Taylor 10-131, Zane Rhodes 6-96, Devin Lehnert 1-71, Doug Brooks 6-54, Tyler Palmer 8-40, Dalton Brooks 5-35, Noah Nevlud 3-11, Cash Shows 1-1, Devondrick Mathis 1-0. Passing G: Ruhnke 8-11-0-37. S: Palmer 4-4-0-87. Receiving G: Alan Mendez 3-14, Zamzow 3-10, Logan Capistran 1-8, Savoy 1-5. S: Cole Patek 1-45, Dalton Brooks 1-32 , Lehnert 1-6, Taylor 1-4.
|Mark Lube is the sports editor for the Shiner Gazette. Contact him at 361-594-3346 or firstname.lastname@example.org|