The 2003 football season ended in tears for the kids from Shiner.
Their hopes for a state title sailed wide left with 32 seconds to play.
That missed extra point made Windthorst a 28-27 winner and the Class A state champion.
The Comanches haven't lost a football game since then. They are 15-0 and back in the title game, hoping for a happier ending when they play Stratford at 6 p.m. today in Memorial Stadium.
The Elks, 13-2, made sure Windthorst wouldn't stand in Shiner's way, knocking off the defending champions in the semifinals last week.
Top-ranked Shiner has outscored opponents 564-105 this year. The defense has yielded more than one touchdown just three times and only once in the playoffs.
Running back Chris Baer has rushed for 1,992 yards on 246 carries (8.1 average) and 37 touchdowns. Quarterback Trey Curtis has run for 736 yards and five touchdowns and also thrown for 10 TDs.
Stratford, which won the Class A state title in 2000, is led by quarterback Josh King, who has thrown for 2,134 yards and 29 touchdowns. His favorite target is Tyler Haynes with 793 yards and 11 TDs.
Tony Ruiz carries most of the ground load for the Elks, running for 1,748 yards and 16 touchdowns.