As they have been doing lately, Shiner struck early and struck hard.
Michael Williams (44) and Brayden Watson (48) scramble for a loose ball ( on October 11, 2019 ).
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photo courtesy of Andy Tomek
The Comanches had four touchdowns and a safety in the opening quarter in their 15-2ADI curtain raiser against Yorktown, scored 35 points in the second frame and rolled to a 71-7 win Friday ( October 11, 2019 ) at Comanche Stadium for Homecoming 2019.
“We did a great job of offensive execution. Our guys were explosive and made big plays. A lot of people contributed,” Shiner head coach Daniel Boedeker said. “Defensively, we flew to the football and played physical. We made good tackles.”
The main sore spot was eight flags for over 100 yards including three flags for 45 yards on one play.
“We had gotten away from penalties and tonight we went back into that mode some when things got a little competitive and we did not do a good job of keeping our composure,” Boedeker said.
Shiner took the opening kickoff to its 33, and after a 13-yard run by Donyai Taylor and a 35- yard run by Tyler Palmer, Shiner was at the Wildcat 19. Two plays later, Taylor scored from the 14 and Shiner led 6-0 after missing the point after.
Yorktown gained just a couple of yards on its first offensive possession and disaster struck as a snap went over punter Russell Morehead and he had to drop on the live ball in the endzone for a Shiner safety.
After the kickoff, Shiner started at the ‘Cat 47 where Doug Brooks had a 28-yard gain and scored on a 9-yard run two plays later for a 15-0 Shiner lead.
Trevor Haynes breaks out for some yardage Friday ( October 11, 2019 ) against Yorktown. He had one touchdown and intercepted a pass.
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photo courtesy of Lori Raabe
Yorktown was able to cross the 50 after a Shiner penalty on the third play of the next drive. The Comanches came up with a turnover as Dalton Brooks snagged a Drew Alexander pass around the 35 and went to the opposite end zone for a 22-0 Comanche lead.
The ‘Cats did manage a first down on the next drive but the drive stalled and another errant snap on a punt attempt gave Shiner the ball at the Yorktown 10. Shiner scored on the first play on a 10-yard end around/reverse by Devin Lehnert to lead 29-0 with 58 seconds to go in the quarter.
Shiner offense got the ball back quickly early in the second quarter as Yorktown failed a fourth- down conversion at its own 31. Taylor scored on a read-option handoff from the 21 and the Comanches boosted their lead to 36-0.
Yorktown’s next drive fizzled out but this time they were able to get the punt off, holding Shiner on their side of the 50. Palmer zipped a pass towards Jacquis Miller who juggled the ball a little but made the catch and 23 yards to the 29 of Yorktown. Palmer then found Lehnert for a 29- yard touchdown pass and 43-0 score with 7:46 left in the first half.
More luck for the Comanches as Yorktown muffed the kickoff and Shiner recovered at the 22; Palmer had an 18 yard run to the 4 and the end of the play, there was some extracurricular activity that resulted in a Shiner player being ejected and 45 penalty yards assessed against the Comanches, moving them back to the 49. That merely delayed Shiner as Zane Rhodes took a toss and scored for a 50-0 lead.
On the next drive, Trevor Haynes got a pick and went the distance but another 15-yard flag on Shiner negated the points. Haynes had a 13- yard run from the ‘Cat 31 to the 18 and scored on the next play.
Dalton Brooks got his second pick on the night to set up Shiner at the Yorktown 32 and Palmer ended the drive with a 3-yard run with 1:12 left in the half.
The game reverted to a running clock in the second half; Yorktown took the kickoff and marched 75 yards in 13 plays to end the shutout.
Shiner’s second-string offense drove 55 yards for the final score of the night as Devondrick Mathis and Noah Nevlud setup Lehnert for a 34-yard quarterback option keeper.
“That is always good. Those guys work hard in practice and get the same amount of reps as our other guys. It is a compliment to them that they were able to get the football in the end zone,” he said.
A lateral on the next drive for Yorktown turned into a fumble and Shiner recovered, and ran out the remaining time.
Shiner will be on the road this week as they head to Weimar.
( see also this story about the 2019 Homecoming Royalty )
GAME STATISTICSShiner 71, Yorktown 7 October 11, 2019, 7:30 p.m. Comanche Stadium, Shiner SCORING SUMMARY 1 2 3 4 F Yorktown 0 0 7 0 -- 7 Shiner 29 35 0 7 -- 71 SCORING DETAILS: First Quarter S - Donyai Taylor 14 run (kick failed), 10:08 1Q. S - Safety, 8:23 1Q. S - Doug Brooks 9 run (Connor Winkenwerder kick), 6:38 1Q. S - Dalton Brooks 65 interception return (Winkenwerder kick), 4:36 1Q. S - Devin Lehnert 10 run (Winkenwerder kick), 0:58 1Q. Second Quarter S - Taylor 21 run (Winkenwerder kick), 11:02 2Q. S - Lehnert 29 pass from Tyler Palmer (Winkenwerder kick), 7:46 2Q. S - Zane Rhodes 49 run (Winkenwerder kick), 6:41 2Q. S - Trevor Haynes 18 run (Winkenwerder kick), 4:10 2Q. S - Palmer 3 run (Winkenwerder kick), 1:12 2Q. Third Quarter Y - Zack Latta 9 run (Omar Hernandez kick), 2:20 3Q. Fourth Quarter S - Lehnert 34 run (Winkenwerder kick), 8:45 4Q. TEAM STATISTICS: Yorktown Shiner First downs 8 17 Rushes-yards 29-39 30-379 Passing yards 63 52 Passes 7-14 2-2 Penalties-yards 2-10 8-110 Fumbles-lost 1-1 1-0 Punts-aver 1-28.0 0-0.0 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS: Rushing Y: Zack Latta 19-77, Chris Johnson 2-11, Tevin Fontenot 2-5, Bryan Peralta 1-1, Kalen Barefield 1-(-1), Mark Guerrero 2-(-9), Russell Morehead 2-(-45). S: Tyler Palmer 5-70, Trevor Haynes 3-56, Donyai Taylor 4-53, Zane Rhodes 2-53, Noah Nevlud 7-48, Devin Lehnert 2-44, Doug Brooks 3-42, Devondrick Mathis 4-13. Passing Y: Drew Alexander 6-12-2-23, Guerrero 1-2-1-40. S: Tyler Palmer, 2-2-0-1. Receiving Y: Corey Pargmann 2-46, Morehead 2-7, Johnson 1-4, Barefield 1-4, Latta 1-2. S: Lehnert 1-29-1, Jacquis Miller 1-23
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