The Shiner Comanches play their second district contest as they make the short trip to face the undefeated Weimar Wildcats. The Shiner St. Paul Cardinals return home after three weeks on the road, hosting Temple Central Texas Christian in their TAPPS IV-3 opener.
SHINER COMANCHES AT WEIMAR WILDCATS
The Comanches hit the road to battle fellow undefeated team Weimar Wildcats to continue district play.
It will be Shiner’s toughest game so far this season.
“This will be a tough game for us,” Shiner head coach Daniel Boedeker said. “They are a good program with good athletes and are well coached.
Weimar is averaging nearly 35 points a contest and is giving up less than 9 points a game. In its seven games, the Wildcats have scored 40 or more in four of them.
On the flip side, Shiner is averaging close to 54 points a game, has scored 40 or more all but one game and has 50 or more points in five games.
Like Weimar, the Comanche defense is yielding less than double digits a game (9.7 points) and has two shutouts.
Weimar runs its offensive plays out of the I-formation and are very efficient at running the ball.
The ‘Cats are averaging over 280 yards rushing a contest and are led by Ravon’dre Wicks who has 92 rushes for 1,022 yards, 14 touchdowns, long of 93, 11.1 yards a carry and 170 yards a game.
“They like to get him the ball on the toss play, He has speed and is able to find seams quickly,” Boedeker said. “We have to swarm the ball because one-on-one, Wicks can make you miss.”
Second rusher on the team is quarterback Joey Ramirez who had 362 yards on 45 attempts and six scores.
Ramirez had thrown for 388 and two touchdowns with Wicks the leading receiver with 11 grabs for 178 yards.
“Ramirez is a big kid who throws the ball well,” Boedeker said.
Weimar runs the 3-3 stack on defense with their size comparable to Shiner’s and athletic linebackers.
“We will have our work cut out for us on offense,” Boedeker said.
|Mark Lube is the sports editor for the Shiner Gazette. Contact him at 361-594-3346 or firstname.lastname@example.org|