SCHULENBURG – The Shiner Comanches avenged last year's defeat to the Shorthorns on a cool and windy evening at Shorthorn Stadium on Friday night.
Schulenburg struck first on an 11 yard run by Caleb Valchar early in the first quarter. The extra point by Alex Lara was good and the Shorthorns led 7-0.
Shiner struck back with a 17-yard scamper by Chad Neubauer, but the extra try was missed and the Comanches trailed 7-6.
The teams traded several possessions until Schulenburg kicker Lara hit a 42-yard field goal to take a 10-6 Shorthorn lead.
A couple minutes later, Neubauer broke away for a 20-yard TD and his extra point kick was good for a 13-10 halftime lead.
After halftime, it was all Shiner. Early in the third, Blake Michalec connected with Dadrian Taylor on a 62 yard pass. Neubauer's kick was good and Shiner took a 20-10 advantage with 10:32 remaining in the third quarter.
In the fourth quarter, the Comanches struck twice on big plays. The first TD came on a Blake Michalec scamper right up the middle of the Schulenburg defense, out-racing several defenders 55 yards for the score. Neubauer hit the extra point and Shiner led 28-10.
After forcing the Shorthorns to punt on their next possession, Chad Neubauer scored from 36 yards out, kicked the extra point, and took a 34-10 win to the house.
Neubauer led all rushers with 104 yards on only 9 carries for 3 TD's. Michalec chipped in with 78 rushing yards and one TD, while passing for 129 yards and another score.
The Comanches will wrap up the regular season next week at home, hosting Flatonia on Parents Night at Comanche Stadium.
GAME STATISTICSGAME SUMMARY: Shiner 34, Schulenburg 10 Schulenburg Shorthorn Stadium SCORING SUMMARY: 1 2 3 4 -- Final Shiner 6 7 7 14 -- 34 Schulenburg 7 3 0 0 -- 10 SCORING DETAILS: First Quarter SCH: Caleb Valchar 11 run (Alex Lara kick good), 10:34 SHI: Chad Neubauer 17 run (kick failed), 7:01 Second Quarter SCH: Lara 42 field goal, 6:23 SHI: Neubauer 20 run, (Neubauer kick good), 4:25 Third Quarter SHI: Dadiran Taylor 62 pass from Blake Michalec (Neubauer kick good) 4:25 Fourth Quarter SHI: Michalec 55 run (Neubauer kick good), 4:25 SHI: Neubauer 36 run (Neubauer kick good), 2:01 TEAM STATISTICS: Shiner Schulenburg First Downs 18 12 Yards Rushing 35-273 30-183 Yards Passing 129 65 Passes 12-6-0-1 22-9-0-0 Punts 74.75 37.2 Fumbles-lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-yards 3-25 5-37 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS: Rushing Shiner: Blake Michalec 12-78, Chad Neubauer 9-104, Dadrian Taylor 1-(-4), Tyler Patek x-x. Schulenburg: Caleb Valchar 7-64, Javeon Lara 10-78, Joshua Brown 10-36, Rhett Ahrens 2-5. Passing Shiner: Blake Michalec 12-6-129-1. Schulenburg: Joshua Brown 22-9-65-0. Receiving Shiner: Chad Neubauer 1-1, Dadrian Taylor 5-128, Justin Stovall 2-24, Tyler Patek 11-71. Schulenburg: Alex Lara 2-15, Carson Brown 1-10, Clinton Mican 1-9, Colton Mear 2-12, Javeon Lara 3-19.