AUSTIN - Shiner struggled to stop Mason running back David Mora, who scored three unanswered touchdowns in the second half, leading to Mason's 28-21 1A Division I regional playoff victory over the Comanches.
Shiner quarterback Wesley Patek did all he could to bring his team the win.
Patek brought the games first score on a 5-yard run deep into the first quarter.
Mason responded when quarterback Dillon Estes tied the game at 7 with a short pass to Kramer Watson.
The Comanches took a 14-7 lead early in the third when Patek again scored, this time on a 77-yard run.
A few minutes later, however, Mora would score his first touchdown on a 23-yard run, tying the game at 14.
Mora gave the Punchers a 21-14 lead on a 10-yard run. Serving as Mason's offensive workhorse (he carried the ball 44 times), Mora extended the lead 28-14 on an 11-yard run midway through the fourth quarter,
Patek and Shiner responded quickly, scoring a minute later when the quarterback hit Evel Jones for a 13-yard passing touchdown.
Unfortunately, that would be the Comanches final score for the season.
Patek led his team in rushing, carrying the ball only six times for 101 yards, averaging almost 17 yards per carry.
Mora had 290 of Mason's 294 total rushing yards, carrying the ball on all but two rushing attempts.
Shiner finished the season 6-7. Mason (12-1) will next face Goldthwaite in the quarterfinals.
statistics source: http://www.advosports.com/games/2220/Mason Shiner First Downs 18 14 Yards Rushing 46-294 38-218 Yards Passing 63 65 Passes 3-8-0 5-11-0 Punts 4-141 5-183 Fumbles-lost 1-1 2-0 Penalties-yards 3-33 6-47 SCORING SUMMARY: 1 2 3 4 -- Final Shiner 7 0 7 7 -- 21 Mason 0 7 14 7 -- 28 SCORING DETAILS: First Quarter S - Wesley Patek 5-yard run. (Lucian Blaschke kick), 2:59. Second Quarter M - Kramer Watson 5-yard pass from Dylan Estes (Rio Schmidt kick), 1:36. Third Quarter S - Patek 77-yard one. (Blaschke kick), 11:38 M - David Mora 23-yard run (Schmidt kick), 8:40. M - Mora 10-yard run (Schmidt kick), 4:35. Fourth Quarter M - Mora 11-yard run (Schmidt kick), 6:09. S - Evel Jones 13-yard pass from Patek. (Blaschke kick), 5:08. INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS: Rushing Shiner, W. Patek 6-101, B. Beal 3-22, M. Wallace 15-35, J. Gamez 14-60. Passing Shiner, W. Patek 11-5-65-0. Receiving Shiner, E. Jones 3-20, B. Caka 2-45.