This week, the Shiner Comanches host Blanco in their first home game and the Shiner St. Paul Cardinals travel to Cypress Christian.
BLANCO PANTHERS AT SHINER COMANCHES
The Comanches start a two-game home stand as they welcome the Blanco Panthers to town.
The Panthers fell in their opener to San Antonio Davenport 41-27, who will come to Shiner next week. Shiner went a little ways over to Hallettsville and defeated the Brahmas 21-6.
"It is going to be another challenging game for us as Blanco is a 3ADI program," Shiner head coach Daniel Boedeker said.
The Panthers ran for 294 yards in their Wing-T offense with Cody Cross leading the way with 105 yards on eight carries and one touchdown; Nathan Tomlinson had 97 yards on six carries and two touchdowns with Devin Newsome also scoring a touchdown on the ground.
"Blanco is a very physical team in their offense; they are big up front and have good speed in the backfield. Our defense will need to read keys right and play technique," Boedeker said.
Grant Kones led the defensive effort with 10 solo tackles and six tackle assists for a total of 16.
"The Panthers defense bases out of the 4-3 and will line up in a five-man front to counter our double tight-end sets. They have athletic defensive ends. We will need positive plays, win the line of scrimmage and have our running backs run hard as we will have to earn every yard we get," Boedeker said.
Last season, the Comanches piled on the yards and the points in a 69-20 win.
Mark Lube is the sports editor for the Shiner Gazette.
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