The Shiner Comanches had a good challenge in 3A Blanco but stepped up to the challenge, especially in the trenches, to take a 41-7 win in their first home game Friday night at Comanche Stadium.
Dalton Brooks stops a Blanco back dead in his tracks with two more Shiner defenders in to help. Photo courtesy of Photos by Lori Raabe.
"We played decently on the line; made some mistakes we have to fix," Shiner head coach Daniel Boedeker said. "We knew Blanco was a tough ball team that was going to come after us. It's definitely a game that will make us better."
The Comanches slowed down Blanco's Slot-T offense, limiting them to under 200 yards on the ground and just a single touchdown the Panthers threw eight passes with no completions and were picked off twice.
On the offensive side, Shiner had over 250 yards on the ground and scored six times.
"Defensively, our guys did a good early in the game by getting off the blocks quickly and getting to the ball," Boedeker said. "We had some big plays on the offensive end with the linemen opening up some holes. We have to work on blocking better on the offensive line and tackling better on defense."
Dalton Brooks had a big effort, rushing for 173 yards and three touchdowns, and got both of the Comanches' interceptions.
It was not the best start as Shiner fumbled away the opening kickoff at its 20 and the Panthers got all the way to the 8 but failed to convert fourth down.
The teams traded a punt on the next two drives. The Comanches' third series started at their 48 and Dalton Brooks had a 21-yard rush to the Panther 36. Runs by both Dalton and Doug Brooks, and Beck Bishop eventually resulted in a 12-yard run by Dalton Brooks with the point after no good for a 6-0 lead with 1:41 left in the first.
Dalton Brooks intercepted Blanco on the next drive and Shiner had the ball at the Blanco 37 with less than a minute left in the quarter. Quarterback Drew Wenske had third-down completions of 15 and 13 yards, respectively, to Dalton Brooks and Micah Carson to get the Comanches down to the Panther 6 where Doug Brooks scored and Ryan Peterson kicked the point after for a 13-0 lead.
Shiner went ahead 20-0 after forcing a punt and driving 36 yards in six plays. Bishop had a 9-yard run on third down and capped the drive with a 19-yard run.
Dalton Brooks's second interception led to him scoring on a 73-yard run for a 27-0 with 2:47 left until half and a short Panther punt of 11 led to Brooks scoring from the 35 to give Shiner a 34-0 halftime advantage.
After Blanco punted on the first drive of the third frame, Shiner marched 53 yards in four plays and Bishop scored on a 7-yard run.
The Panthers ended the shut out with 3:29 left in the contest on a 2-yard run by Deonte Hector to get within 41-7.
GAME STATISTICSShiner 41, Blanco 7 September 3, 2021, 7:30 p.m. Comanche Stadium, Shiner SCORING SUMMARY 1 2 3 4 F Blanco 0 0 0 7 -- 7 Shiner 6 28 7 0 -- 41 SCORING DETAILS: First Quarter Shiner: Dalton Brooks 12 run (kick failed), 1:41 1Q. Second Quarter Shiner: Doug Brooks 6 run (Ryan Peterson kick), 10:16 2Q. Shiner: Beck Bishop 19 run (Peterson kick), 5:29 2Q. Shiner: Dalton Brooks 73 run (Peterson kick), 2:47 2Q. Shiner: Dalton Brooks 35 run (Peterson kick), 2:05 2Q. Third Quarter Shiner: Bishop 7 run (Peterson kick), 8:43 3Q. Fourth Quarter Blanco: Deonte Hector 2 run (Nathan Tomlinson kick), 3:29 4Q. TEAM STATISTICS: Blanco Shiner First downs 10 11 Rushes-yards 47-187 35-284 Passing yards 0 35 Passes 0-8-2 3-4 Penalties-yards 3-25 4-30 Fumbles-lost 1-1 3-1 Punts-aver 4-25.5 3-38.0 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS: Rushing Blanco: Devin Newsome 11-62, Deonte Hector 8-37, Nathan Tomlinson 10-27, Kayden Petitt 6-27, Cody Cross 5-20, Cade Cress 4-7, Joe Lopez 1-6, Cooper Berne 2-1. Shiner: Dalton Brooks 8-173, Beck Bishop 9-46, Doug Brooks 9-44, Drew Wenske 4-11, Hunter Knight 4-7, Eli Fric 1-3. Passing Blanco: Newsome 0-6-2-0, Berne 0-2-0-0. Shiner: Wenske 3-3-0-35, Doug Brooks 0-1-0-0. Receiving Shiner: Dalton Brooks 2-22, Micah Carson 1-13.
Mark Lube is the sports editor for the Shiner Gazette.
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