Falls City quarterback Keyshawn Johnson (6) calls the play during a disappointing September 16 game with the Shiner Comanches. The Beavers lost the game, 48-0.
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photo by Mike Mzyk, Wilson County News
Falls City 0, Shiner 48
SHINER -- The Shiner Comanches showed why they are rated No. 4 in Dave Campbellís Texas Football Class 2A Division I rankings on September 16 (2016), handing the Falls City Beavers a 48-0 defeat in Shiner.
Comanche running back Dadrian Taylor scored four times, all in the first half, with touchdown runs of 26, 42, 37, and 15 yards. Taylor finished with 163 yards on eight carries and sat out the entire second half. As a team, the Comanches amassed a total of 397 yards, compared to just 113 for Falls City.
While suffering defeat, the Beavers did show rays of light, first holding the Comanches to only 7 points in the first quarter, then taking the opening kick of the second half and marching all the way down to the Shiner 13-yard line, before eventually turning the ball over on downs. The drive consumed over nine minutes of game clock.
Beaver Head Coach Britt Hart summed up his teamís performance, then laid out cold hard facts in his post-game talk to his players.
"After the first quarter, when it was 7-0, I think we just kind of shut it down," Hart said. "We missed some assignments defensively, then when they got up, we were not blowing people off the ball ... You still have not flipped the switch."
Immediately following the game, Coach Hart commented to the Wilson County News, "I was disappointed in the way we came out in the second quarter. In the second half we came out like gangbusters ... took nine minutes off the clock ... that was our game plan at the beginning of the game.
I did bring in some younger guys -- Derrick Gonzalez at quarterback, Chance Cochran and Corey Dziuk, who were lead blocking -- and they did a great job. Our offensive line was asserting themselves in the second half. I need to, as a coach, get that out of them in the first half."
This Friday, September 23, Falls City takes on Nixon-Smiley in Nixon. Game time is 7:30 p.m.