GEORGE WEST -- Chris Baer and Dustin Mayberry each scored two touchdowns while the defense of top-ranked Shiner destroyed Benavides for a 44-0 Class 1A bi-district win Friday night.
Shiner linebacker Ryan Kloesel returns his first interception of the game for a touchdown against Benavides. photos by Howard Esse, Crossroads Legal Video
The unbeaten Comanches (11-0) held the Eagles (3-8) to just 4 yards of total offense. Benavides had minus-4 yards rushing on 24 carries and managed just 8 yards through the air.
Baer was the game's top rusher with 142 yards on 12 carries and he scored the first two touchdowns of the game on runs of 53 and 8 yards.
Quarterback Trey Curtis drops back to pass.
Mayberry, who picked up 131 yards on nine carries, scored on an 11-yard run late in the half as Shiner went up 28-0.
The Comanches also scored in the first half on a 20-yard inteception return by Ryan Kloesel, who had two interceptions in the game. Kevin Berger also had an interception for Shiner.
In the second half, Scott Shimek, who kicke four earlier conversions, booted a 37-yard field goal. Mayberry added a 49-yard scoring run for a 37-0 lead with 3:30 left in the third quarter.
Isaac Casares scored the final touchdown for Shiner on a 5-yard run with 9:38 to play.
Shiner quarterback Trey Curtis picked up just 3 yards on six carries and he didn't complete a pass in four attempts.
The top ground gainer for Benavides was David Gonzales, who had 12 carries for 19 yards.
Shiner will play Charlotte in the next round of the playoffs.
GAME STATISTICS: Benavides Shiner First Downs 3 14 Rushes-Yards 24-(-4) 33-296 Passing Yards 8 0 Comp-Att-Int 1-15-3 0-4-1 Return Yards 151 112 Punts 6-29 1-23 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-1 Penalties-yds 6-30 4-30 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS: Rushing - Benavides: David Gonzales 12-19, Cesar Gonzales 1-(-3), Joe Andrew Pena 5-2, Milo Galvan 3-(-15), Geoffrey Bennett 1-(-11), Alejos Jaimez 2-4 Shiner: Chris Baer 12-142, Dustin Mayberry 9-131, Trey Curtis 6-3, Isaac Casares 1-5, Kyle Condel 3-9. Passing - Benavides: Galvan 0-10-3 0, Bennett 0-4-0 0, Joe Garza 1-1-0 8. Shiner: Curtis 0-4-1 0. Receiving - Benavides: Bennett 1-8. Shiner: none. SCORING SUMMARY: 1 2 3 4 F Benavides 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Shiner 7 21 9 7 -- 44 SCORING DETAILS: First Quarter S - Chris Baer 53 run (Scott Shimek kick), 10:41 Second Quarter S - Baer 8 run (Shimek kick), 11:53 S - Ryan Kloesel 20 pass interception return (Shimek kick), 10:13 S - Dustin Mayberry 11 run (Shimek kick), 4:48 Third Quarter S - Shimek 37 FG, 6:28 S - Mayberry 49 run (kick failed), 3:30 Fourth Quarter S - Isaac Casares 5 run (Ryan Kloesel kick), 9:38