SHINER - The Flatonia Bulldogs appeared to have the Shiner Comanches where they wanted them midway through the second quarter leading 9-3.
Shiner running back Chris Baer breaks away for one of his three TD's on Friday night against the Flatonia Bulldogs. photos by Howard Esse, Crossroads Legal Video
But the Comanches left little hope that the top-ranked Class 1A team would be upset as they scored the final 40 points en route to a 43-9 win in a District 31-1A encounter.
After Scott Shimek put the Comanches (9-0, 5-0) up 3-0 with a 31-yard field goal in the first quarter, the Bulldogs (7-2, 4-1) grabbed their lone lead in the first three minutes of the second quarter.
Lyndon Gutierrez ran 10 yards for the Bulldogs' lone touchdown and Jose Manzano added a 40-yard field goal for a 9-3 advantage.
But Chris Baer and company took over from that point.
Baer, who compiled 251 yards of offense, tossed a 74-yard TD pass to Nick Evans and Shimek added the point after to give the Comanches the lead for good at 10-9 with 8:23 to play in the first half.
Baer, who rushed for 187 yards on 10 carries, added scoring runs of 21 and 25 yards to end the first half with a 23-9 lead.
Kenzley Wright, who added 105 yards on 7 carries, blew the contest open with TD runs of 35 and 52 yards in the third quarter and Baer finished things off with an 86-yard scamper in the fourth.
Trey Curtis added 127 yards on 20 carries for the Comanches who amassed 469 yards rushing on 39 carries.
Bucky Boehm (22) looks for some running room after intercepting a Flatonia pass to stop another Bulldog drive.
Kenzley Wright (4) approaches the goal line as lineman Clayton McCorkle (73) celebrates another Shiner score Friday night at Comanche Stadium.
Shiner defensive lineman Dustin Pohler (60) gets up after bringing down Flatonia running back Lyndon Gutierrez.
GAME STATISTICS: Flatonia Shiner First Downs 11 15 Rushes-Yards 33-110 39-469 Passing Yards 76 74 Comp-Att-Int 6-20-3 1-3-0 Return Yards 129 30 Punts 3-39 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 4-2 Penalties-yds 5-36 3-30 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS: Rushing - Flatonia: Lyndon Gutierrez 17-54, Tyrone Williams 6-39, R.J. Lester 5-8, Margarito Grifaldo 2-10, Kurt Morril 1-3, Isidrio Aguillon 2-(-4). Shiner: Chris Baer 10-187, Trey Curtis 20-127, Kenzley Wright 7-105, Dustin Mayberry 1-49, Kyle Condel 1-1. Passing - Flatonia: Lester 6-19-3, 76yds, Gutierrez 0-1-0. Shiner: Curtis 0-1-0, Baer 1-2-0, 74yds. Receiving - Flatonia: Galen Dunk 5-77, Juan Grifaldo 1-(-1). Shiner: Nick Evans 1-74. SCORING SUMMARY: 1 2 3 4 F Flatonia 0 9 0 0 -- 9 Shiner 3 20 13 7 -- 43 SCORING DETAILS: First Quarter S - Scott Shimek 31 FG; 9:48 Second Quarter F - Lyndon Gutierrez 10 run (kick failed); 11:09 F - Jose Manzano 40 FG; 9:35 S - Nick Evans 74 pass from Chris Baer (Shimek kick); 8:23 S - Baer 21 run (Shimek kick); 6:53 S - Baer 25 run (kick failed); 4:06 Third Quarter S - Kenzley Wright 35 run (Shimek kick); 8:52 S - Wright 52 run (kick failed); 1:10 Fourth Quarter S - Baer 86 run (Shimek kick); 8:12