Shiner Gazette Sports

Shiner Comanches to play Santa Maria Cougars
Bi-District (First Round) Playoff Game Preview

Thursday, November 15, 2018
by Mark Lube, Sports Editor

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Shiner Comanche Football The football playoffs get underway at the end of this week for both local teams.

The Shiner Comanches face Santa Maria in the bi-district round for the second year in a row. They will play Thursday ( November 15, 2018 ) in Sinton. The Shiner St. Paul Cardinals will host Legacy Prep Christian Academy from The Woodlands on Friday ( November 16, 2018 ).

Bi-District (First Round) Playoff Game
Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 7:00pm ... Pirates Stadium in Sinton

The Comanches open the 2018 playoffs with a rematch against Santa Maria at 7 p.m. today ( Thursday, November 15, 2018 ) at Sinton High School. The Comanches are the home team.

The teams faced off in 2017 with Shiner taking a 61-0 win.

Comanches head coach Steven Cerny said Santa Maria’s 2018 team is basically the same as last year’s team.

“They run the Wing-T on offense and run the split on defense,” he said.

The Cougars will balance out which backs carry the football and will run a lot of traps. Santa Maria will also try to catch the defense off guard with play-action passes.

“We should be able to dominate upfront as we have a size advantage,” he said.

Shiner has not exactly seen Wing-T/Slot-T teams this seasons as most of the teams they have played run some kind of spread concept.

Cerny said the Comanches will adjust and run a five-man front.

With a bigger offensive line, Shiner should be able to do what they do best by running the football.

Mark Lube Mark Lube is the sports editor for the Shiner Gazette. Contact him at 361-594-3346 or

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