The Shiner St. Paul Cardinals wrap up a two-game homestand with Cypress Christian, while the Shiner Comanches are at El Maton Tidehaven.
SHINER COMANCHES AT TIDEHAVEN TIGERS
Shiner will be on the road one last time before returning home for a while; they will play at El Maton Tidehaven.
“It is going to be a challenge. Tidehaven has lots of good athletes and lots of talented skill players,” Comanches head coach Daniel Boedeker said.
The Tigers run a spread offense directed by dual-threat quarterback Blake Garcia.
“We definitely need a game plan to stop Blake Garcia. Their offensive line does a great job of protecting him. We will have our hands full getting pressure on him,” Boedeker said. “He has two or three receivers he uses and not just one main target so we will have to contain them.”
The Tiger defense has a pair of interior tackles that are pretty big. “We will need to block those guys well. Their linebackers and secondary have lots of speed. I feel our kids will be ready,” he said.
Against Burton, Shiner did have over 100 yards in penalties. Boedeker said a lot of those were because Shiner played aggressively on defense. There was one because of a block now determined as illegal due to rule changes.
He said some of the penalties are learning opportunities and others are to be cleaned up before district starts.
Last year, the Comanches dominated 48-6.
|Mark Lube is the sports editor for the Shiner Gazette. Contact him at 361-594-3346 or firstname.lastname@example.org|