Shiner had two straight weeks of practice since their last football game, the non-district finale against Hitchcock.
Bailey Sestak was crowned Shiner High School Homecoming Queen. She is pictured with her escort, SL Lewis.
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photo by Lori Raabe
And the hard effort paid off as the Comanches returned to the field, beating Kenedy 55-7 in the 15-2ADI opener Friday night ( October 13, 2017 ) at Comanche Stadium.
I told our players that Kenedy is dealing with some injuries and has a young team but I was very pleased with the two weeks of practice we have had and we had great effort in the game, Shiner head coach Steven Cerny said. I felt like we made ourselves a better football team.
Cerny said he did not like the Comanches losing two fumbles in the first half.
After forcing a three-and-out on the first drive, Shiner scored on the 52-yard punt return by Donyai Taylor. Kenedy fumbled the ball on the next drive, setting up Shiner at the 16 of the Lions.
Collin Bujnoch gained 6 yards on the first play and Jacob Cowan took a toss play and scored for a 14-0 Comanche lead.
After getting another stop, Shiner muffed the punt and Kenedy had first down at the 37 but later turned the ball over on downs. Two plays later, the Comanches lost their second fumble of the game. The Lions started inside Shiner territory but turned the ball over as quarterback Dedrick Wilson scrambled on fourth down and was shy of the sticks.
Shiner defensive linemen Chris Reyes (77) and SL Lewis get a pass rush on to make Kenedy quarterback Dedrick Wilson a little uncomfortable.
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photo by Mark Lube, Shiner Gazette
Shiner took over at its 28 and Lane Nevlud took the dive-play handoff and raced 72 yards for a touchdown.
The extra-point snap was mishandled and the resulting two-point pass fell short but Shiner led 20-0.
The Comanches got the two points back as Wilson was sacked in the end zone by SL Lewis.
After the kickoff, Shiner got a start at the plus-35 and on the second play, Taylor took a speed-option pitch for the touchdown and the Comanches led 29-0 with less than a minute in the first quarter.
The Lions managed a spark early in the second quarter as Wilson hit Oscar Hinojosa on a with a 70-yard pass to the Shiner 8. However, the Lions missed a 29- yard field goal attempt.
In the latter half of the second box, Tyler Mikes went 31 yards on a quarterback option keeper and Bujnoch scored on a 4-yard run giving Shiner a 41-0 lead at halftime.
Shiner drove 65 yards on the first drive of the third quarter and scored on a 1-yard run by reserve running back Caleb Neal.
Shiner kicked a short kickoff which they recovered and scored early in the fourth quarter on the 2-yard run by Cesar Reyes.
Kenedy ended the shutout as Wilson scrambled 60 yards for a score with around seven minutes left in the game.
GAME STATISTICSShiner 55, Kenedy 7 October 13, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Comanche Stadium, Shiner SCORING SUMMARY: 1 2 3 4 F Kenedy 0 0 0 0 -- 7 Shiner 29 12 7 7 -- 55 SCORING DETAILS: First Quarter S Donyai Taylor 52 punt return (Cole Jalufka kick), 10:22 1Q. S Jacob Cowan 10 run (Jalufka kick), 9:19 1Q. S Lane Nevlud 72 run(pass failed), 2:17 1Q. S Safety, 1:18 1Q, S Taylor 35 run (Jalufka kick), 0:57 1Q. Second Quarter S Tyler Mikes 31 run (kick blocked), 6:28 2Q. S Collin Bujnoch 4 run (kick failed), 2:04 2Q. Third Quarter S Caleb Neal 1 run (Jalufka kick), 5:30 3Q. Fourth Quarter S Cesar Reyes 2 run (Jalufka kick), 10:55 4Q. K Dedrick Wilson 60 run (David Espinosa kick), 7:15 4Q. TEAM STATISTICS: Kenedy Shiner First downs 3 18 Rushing 17-45 29-372 Passing 105 17 Passes 8-18 1-4 Fumbles 1-1 2-2 Penalties 2-15 2-15 Punts 3-25.0 0-0.0 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS: Rushing K: Dedrick Wilson 10-46, Jren Salais 6-3, Oscar Hinojosa 1-(-4). S: Lane Nevlud 1-72, Cesar Reyes 7-70, Jacob Cowan 5-62, Donyai Taylor 3-59, Collin Bujnoch 5-36, Tyler Mikes 1-31, Devin Lehnert 2-27, Tyler Palmer 2-16, Caleb Neal 2-1, Dustin Petras 1-(-2). Passing K: Wilson 8-18-0-105. S: Mikes 1-3-0-17, Petras 0-1-0-0. Receiving K: Rudy Cruz 4-16, Caleb Soleto 2-19, Hinojosa 1-70, Salais 1-0. S: Cowan 1-11, Lehnert 1-6.
|Mark Lube is the sports editor for the Shiner Gazette. Contact him at 361-594-3346 or email@example.com|