For just the second time this season and the first time in district, Shiner did not cede a single point on the scoreboard.
Carson Schuette starts a tackle with Beck Bishop and Dalton Brooks joining in. all photos courtesy of Photos By Lori Raabe.
The Comanches (7-1, 4-0) held the visiting Skidmore-Tynan Bobcats to just 119 yards, only nine first downs, forced three punts, got two interceptions and made a couple of fourth-down stops to stymie the Bobcat offense in a 49-0 victory on Friday night ( October 14, 2022 ) at Comanche Stadium.
"The defense starts with the defensive line keeping everyone off the linebackers and secondary so they can do their job," linebacker Hunter Knight said.
"It's always big for the defense to get a scoreboard shutout. They work hard at practice each week to try to stop what the other team is going to do and it is not an easy thing, especially for four quarters," Shiner head coach Daniel Boedeker said. "A lot of different guys contributed to the shutout and I am really proud of our defense."
The Comanches ran less than 30 total offensive plays, compared to nearly 50 for the 'Cats but Shiner did more with less as they had 406 yards on 26 plays for average gain of 15.61 yards per play and 341 yards on 21 carries rushing, gaining over 13 yards a carry.
Ryan Peterson blocks for Dalton Brooks. Brooks ran for a touchdown; Peterson threw for two scores.
Trace Bishop was the leading rusher with 112 yards and two touchdowns on three carries; Dalton Brooks had just two carries for 48 yards but had a touchdown run and also caught a 32-yard touchdown ball from Ryan Peterson. Beck Bishop and Caleb Lehnert also scored on the ground and Drew Wenske hauled in a touchdown catch.
"Our offense was really explosive. The offensive line set the tone. Backs blocked well for each other. Big plays came out of it," Boedeker said.
Shiner took advantage of a short field to score twice within the first three minutes of the game. S-T had a short kickoff that Lehnert fielded not too far from the 50 and got all the way down to the 'Cat 25. Brooks scored on the next play for a 7-0 Shiner lead 18 seconds in.
S-T used its ground game and an offsides call against Shiner to get a first down before Comanche defensive back Wenske intercepted Sonny Mann to set up Shiner at the plus-18, and he and Peterson connected on an 18-yard strike.
On the next drive, the 'Cats drove 30 yards to the Shiner 39 but were stopped on fourth down. Shiner then scored in three plays -Brooks on his second and final carry of the night, went 23 yards to the Cat 38. Peterson picked up 6 to the 32 and Beck Bishop raced around the left for a touchdown and the 21-0 lead.
Landyn Pohler makes a tackle with Jacob Werner and Kyle Muehlstein getting in on the action.
Early in the second quarter, an 18-yard punt set up the Comanches at their own 45. Peterson had a 14-yard run on the second play and Trace Bishop took a handoff and zipped 41 yards for another score.
S-T went three and out the next time its offense took the field. Peterson had an 11- yard run to the Cat 47 before finding Wenske for 15 more through the air to the 32 and heaved a long ball to Brooks who managed an amazing catch despite being seriously guarded by a 'Cat defensive back. A Carson Schuette interception helped set up Trace Bishop's second score, a 61-yard run with 2:10 left in the half for a 42-0 Comanche lead. In the second half, the time went to a running clock. S-T punted to its own 49. Rankin Wallace had a moderate gain of 5 before Lehnert ripped off his 44-yard touchdown run for the final score of the night.
The 'Cats kept on clawing and got inside the Shiner 20 but turned it over on downs as a pass on a 4th-and-13 went for just 8 yards. Wallace, Drake Cerny and Kyle Adamek ate up the remaining time with 10 straight runs from their 7 to inside the S-T 30.
Shiner now turns it attention to a regular-season, district showdown at Refugio. "Kids have been working hard to get better every week and next week, we will go to work preparing for Refugio," Boedeker said.
"It is going to be a long week of work," Knight said.
GAME STATISTICSShiner 49, Skidmore-Tynan 0 Friday, October 14, 2022, 7:30 p.m. Comanche Stadium, Shiner SCORING SUMMARY 1 2 3 4 F Skidmore-Tynan 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Shiner 21 21 7 0 -- 49 SCORING DETAILS: First Quarter SH - Dalton Brooks 25 run (Ryan Peterson kick), 11:42 1Q. SH - Drew Wenske 18 pass from Peterson (Peterson kick), 9:18 1Q. SH - Beck Bishop 32 run (Peterson kick), 2:10 1Q. Second Quarter SH - Trace Bishop 41 run (Peterson kick), 8:51 2Q. SH - Brooks 32 pass from Peterson (Peterson kick), 6:00 2Q. SH - Trace Bishop 61 run (Peterson kick), 2:10 2Q. Third Quarter SH - Caleb Lehnert 44 run (Oswaldo San Martin kick), 5:57 3Q. Fourth Quarter no score. TEAM STATISTICS: Shiner Skidmore-Tynan First downs 9 16 Rushes-yards 28-61 21-341 Passing yards 48 65 Passes 8-18-2 3-5 Penalties-yards 2-10 3-15 Fumbles-lost 0-0 1-0 Punts-aver 3-24.0 0-0.0 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS: Rushing ST: Marcus Gabriel 13-58, Donovan Garcia 8-7, Bennett Martinez 1-(-1), Sonny Mann 6-(-3). SH: Trace Bishop 3-112, Dalton Brooks 2-48, Caleb Lehnert 1-44, Rankin Wallace 4-38, Drake Cerny 6-35, Beck Bishop 1-32, Ryan Peterson 3-31, Landyn Pohler 1-1. Passing ST: Mann 8-18-2-58. SH: Peterson 3-5-0-65. Receiving ST: Dallan Cheek 3-22, Denham Cheek 2-8, Martinez 1-26, Wyatt Widner 1-8, Taylor Swinnea 1-(-6). SH: Drew Wenske 2-33, Brooks 1-32.
Mark Lube is the sports editor for the Shiner Gazette.
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