Five weeks of frustrations for Shiner came to an end last Friday ( September 29, 2023 ) as the Comanches rolled over Bloomington 61-6 for their first win of the season and evened their district record at 1-1.
Shiner senior RB Tahj Brooks.
Senior running back Tahj Brooks had a break-out game as he scored four of Shiner's nine touchdowns, rushing 10 times for 253 yards.Trace Bishop ran for 70 yards and two touchdowns. Jake Simper, filled in for Carson Schuette at quarterback, running for 60 yards and two touchdowns. Rakin Waillace added 96 yards and a score. Quincy Jones, Chase Malinovsky and Jordan Harrison also contributed rushing yards.
Shiner ran for a season-high 516 yards on 50 carries getting over 10 yards a carry.
Bloomington was unable to run the ball, having a net rushing total of minus-6 yards but had 196 yards passing and one touchdown.
The first quarter belonged to Brooks as he had touchdown runs of 54, 63 and 20 yards. The Comanches managed just one score in the second quarter, a 62-yard run by Wallace.
Shiner had a third-quarter explosion with a 2-yard run by Simper, a 50-yard run by Brooks, Bishop scoring on a 10-yard run and Simper getting a 49-yard run. The Bobcats' score came with 2:59 left in the third on a 25-yard pass from Jesus Zuniga to Sean Darby,
Shiner added another score in the fourth quarter - a 12-yard run by Bishop.
GAME STATISTICSShiner 61, Bloomington 6 Class 2A, Division 1, District 15 Game Friday, September 29, 2023, 7:30 p.m. Bobcat Stadium, Bloomington SCORING SUMMARY 1 2 3 4 F Shiner 21 6 27 7 -- 61 Bloomington 0 0 0 6 -- 6 SCORING DETAILS: First Quarter S - Tahj Brooks 54 run (Bode Werner kick), 11:22 1Q. S - Brooks 63 run (Werner kick), 7:50 1Q. S - Brooks 20 run (Werner kick), 0:02 1Q. Second Quarter S - Rakin Wallace 62 run (kick failed), 10:15 2Q. Third Quarter S - Jake Simper 2 run (Werner kick), 9:28 3Q. S - Brooks 50 run (kick failed), 7:43 3Q. S - Trace Bishop 10 run (Werner kick), 3:47 3Q. B - Sean Darby 25 pass from Jesus Zuniga (pass failed), 2:59 3Q. S - Simper 49 run (Werner kick), 2:48 3Q. Fourth Quarter S - Bishop 12 run (Werner kick), 10:26 4Q. TEAM STATISTICS: Shiner Bloomington First downs 18 9 Rushes-yards 50-516 20-(-6) Passing yards 0 196 Passes 0-0 13-36-1 Penalties-yards 3-35 2-30 Fumbles-lost 4-2 3-2 Punts-aver 2-36.0 5-22.2 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS: Rushing S: Tahj Brooks 10-253, Rakin Wallace 8-96, Trace Bishop 10-70, Jake Simper 9-60, Quincy Jones 11-21, Jordan Harrison 1-10, Chase Malinovsky 1-6. B: Amari Gardner 9-6, Jesus Zuniga 10-(-2), Cebron Taylor 1-(-10). Passing B: Zuniga 13-36-1-196. S: none. Receiving B: Sean Taylor 4-48, Taylor 4-46, Miguel Reyes 2-56, Collin Robles 2-35, Gardner 1-11. S: none. /PRE>
Mark Lube is the sports editor for the Shiner Gazette.
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