Shiner Gazette Sports

Shiner pushes back against larger Cobras in 38-14 home-opener win

Thursday, September 12, 2019
by Mark Lube, Sports Editor

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Tight end Cole Patek (right) creates a hole for Donyai Taylor Friday night ( September 6, 2019 ) at Comanche Stadium. Taylor ran for 137 yards and two touchdowns, and joined Doug Brooks as each had over 100 rushing yards and two scores a piece.
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photo courtesy of Photos By Lori Raabe
The Comanches had a little bit of disadvantage on size on the lines against Vanderbuilt Industrial who plays physical.

Shiner pinned its ears back and played very physical while using its team speed to bite down on the Cobras 38-14 Friday evening ( September 6, 2019 ) at Comanche Stadium.

“We knew it was going to be a physical contest and talked to the kids about this all week,” Comanches head coach Daniel Boedeker said. “I was very proud that we played a very physical team and came out on top.”

Shiner’s offensive line paved the way for 398 rushing yards, led by 100-yard rushers Doug Brooks (15-153, two touchdowns) and Donyai Taylor (14-137, two touchdowns).

“Our offensive line was definitely smaller than their defensive line,” senior offensive guard Gage Brooks said. “We got down low and got after them. Their linebackers were stunting but we adjusted to it and stood them up. They were just bigger than us and we have been working hard all summer to get stronger, and we outworked them.”

Connor Winkenwerder made his first field goal of the season, a 32-yard into a slight breeze late in the first half.

The Comanches also did good defensively holding the Cobras to under 300 yards and just two touchdowns.

“They did grind us out a little and we missed a couple of tackles but we also made some big stops,” Boedeker said.

Shiner also cut down on turnovers and penalties, in the opener against Hallettsville, Shiner lost four fumbles and gathered 118 yards in penalties. Against Industrial, Shiner had one fumble (which they did not lose) and had less than 60 yards in penalties.

“We definitely cleaned those things up from the week before,” Boedeker said. “We learned a lesson from that; we were better (against Hallettsville) than what we showed with the turnovers and penalties showed.”
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A squad of Comanches tackle a Cobra ball carrier. Industrial snaked in just two touchdowns.
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Shiner returned the opening kickoff to its 39 and drove 61 yards in seven plays. Brooks had a run of 4 yards to convert third down and then had a 7-yard run on the next play. A pass from Palmer to Cross Rankin of 13 got Shiner down to the Cobra 34 and Brooks scored on the next play with 8:22 left in the quarter.

Industrial came back with a nearly seven-minute drive in 14 plays that ended with a 1- yard run by quarterback Karston Wimberly. After a penalty on Shiner on the point after, Wimberly scored on a two-point play and a narrow 8-7 lead for Industrial.

The Comanches then drove 60 yards in nine plays: Palmer had a 10-yard run, Taylor had two rushes for 38 yards and Brooks scored from the 6 to give Shiner a 14-8 lead with 9:40 left in the half.

The teams traded punts; the Cobras slithered across midfield to the Shiner 46 but faced a fourth down.

Wimberly threw incomplete and Shiner took over, 54 yards in front of it with less than two minutes left. Brooks busted a 26-yard run from the Industrial 45 to the 19.

The Cobras held Shiner at the 15 and Winkenwerder split the uprights as Shiner led 17-8 with 24 seconds left in the half and they would take that advantage into the locker room.

The Cobras put a punt down to the Shiner 6 after a drive stalled around the 37. The Comanches then went 96 yards in over four minutes — Brooks got a 22-yard ran, Palmer had a 15-yard gain and Rhodes scored from the Industrial 22 on the ninth play for a 24-8 lead with 5:16 to go in the third.

The Cobras then moved 75 yards in 14 plays and Wimberly had his second with a 1-yard run with 10:51 left to play. The twopoint play was no good and Shiner led 24-14.

The Comanches then scored on back-to-back possessions with 30-yard plus runs from Taylor to seal the victory.

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   Shiner 38, Industrial 14
   September 6, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
   Comanche Stadium, Shiner


                  1    2    3    4      F
  Industrial      8    0    0    6  -- 14
  Shiner          7   10    7   14  -- 38


    First Quarter
      S - Doug Brooks 34 run (Connor Winkenwerder kick), 8:22 1Q.
      I - Karston Wimberly 1 run (Wimberly run), 1:24 1Q.

    Second Quarter
      S - Brooks 6 run (Winkenwerder kick), 9:40 2Q.
      S - Winkenwerder 32 FG, 0:24 2Q.

    Third Quarter
      S - Zane Rhodes 22 run (Winkenwerder kick), 5:16 3Q.

    Fourth Quarter
      I - Wimberly 1 run (pass failed), 10:51 4Q.
      S - Donyai Taylor 39 run (Winkenwerder kick), 8:30 4Q.
      S - Taylor 36 run (Winkenwerder kick), 1:10 4Q.


                   Industrial           Shiner
    First downs            13               22
    Rushes-yards       34-155           46-398
    Passing yards          68               13
    Passes               9-12              1-4
    Penalties-yards      1-15             5-56
    Fumbles-lost          0-0              1-0
    Punts-aver        3-35.33           1-31.0


    I: Karston Wimberly 15-82, Dylan Giesalhart 7-30, Clay Martin 6-24, Matthew Davis 2-13,
       Kael Estes 2-13,Mason Roe 1-(-5).
    S: Doug Brooks 15-153, Donyai Taylor 14-137, Zane Rhodes 5-46,Tyler Palmer 9-45, Trevor Haynes 3-17.

    I: Wimberly 8-11-0-52, Davis 1-1-0-16.
    S: Palmer 1-4-0-13.

    I: Estes 5-46, Connor Barnhart 3-16, Roe 1-5.
    S: unknown 1-13.

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

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