The St. Paul Cardinals play their third and last regular-season home game against rival Sacred Heart while the Shiner Comanches open district play just up Highway 95 at rival Flatonia.
SHINER COMANCHES AT FLATONIA BULLDOGS
Shiner is back in action and back on the road as they travel to Flatonia to open district play.
The Bulldogs are 3-2 and defeated Schulenburg 33-7 in their district opener last week.
Flatonia is scoring 24.4 points a game and conceding 20 points a game.
"Flatonia has a lot of talent, lots of returners and are experienced, especially at the skilled positions," Shiner head coach Daniel Boedeker said. "They are explosive on offense and can make plenty of big plays."
The Bulldogs have gone more spread on offense the last couple of season and will look to be balanced.
Flatonia's offense mostly runs through quarterback Fidel Vargas who is the team's leading rusher with 105 yards and six touchdowns while completing 39-of-71 passes for 544 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions.
The 'Dogs' top receiving weapons are Jaidyn Guyton (8-177, two touchdowns), Keyshaun Green (10-158, one touchdown) and Aiden Gonzales (13-123, one touchdown.
Gonzales has tallied 103 rushing yards on the season and Dayton Cliffe had ran for 64 yards and two touchdowns.
"We have to be prepared for the pass and for Fidel to run as he is a dual-threat quarterback. He can scramble and he runs the ball on quarterback-designed runs," Boedeker said. "Keyshaun Green will get thrown a lot of short passes while Jaidyn Guyton has the ability to catch the deep balls."
"We have to prepared for both kinds of passes."
The 'Dogs will line up in multiple formations on defense.
Cliffe leads the defense with 44 tackles; Angel Netro and Green each have three fumble recoveries.
"They will blitz a lot and will cause some confusion in the opposing teams' offensive blocking schemes," Boedeker said. "We have to take care of the line of scrimmage, and the linemen and backs have to take care of their responsibilities."
Mark Lube is the sports editor for the Shiner Gazette.
Contact him at 361-594-3346 or firstname.lastname@example.org