No. 2 Shiner Comanches rout No. 1 Refugio Bobcats, 55-14
The Shiner Comanches extend its winning streak to 28 games.
VICTORIA, Texas – If you were to ask anyone what the score would be going into this game, no one would have been expecting a blowout from either side. But the No. 2 Shiner Comanches (14-0) came to Victoria to make a statement across the state and 2A-Division I as they defeated the No. 1 Refugio Bobcats (13-1), 55-14.
Inside a packed crowd at Victoria Memorial Stadium, the game started slowly as both teams punted in their first possessions. But Bobcats freshman quarterback Kelan Brown threw an ill-advised interception to Shiner senior defense end Tyler Bishop to set up the Comanches deep in Bobcat’s territory. Shiner junior running back Dalton Brooks would punch it in from two yards to give the Comanches the early 7-0 lead and they never looked back.
Shiner’s head coach Daniel Boedeker says he was shocked about how many big plays they were able to take advantage of on the offensive side of the ball.
“The way our offensive line blocked [Thursday night] and the explosive plays we had, we really didn’t see that coming, said Boedeker. Guys stepped up and Dalton and Doug both had big runs, but I credit the offensive line for their pad level against a really good defensive front.”
The Comanches were dominant on the rushing attack and it was led by the Brooks brothers. Senior running back Doug Brooks would rush for 185 yards and two touchdowns as his little brother Dalton would finish the night with 22 carries, 389 yards and six touchdowns. Dalton says he was expecting to have a good night because he was running for a cause.
“I was running for my grandpa, happy heavenly birthday to him, I also play for my [team] and Doug.”
Texas Longhorn head coach Steve Sarkisian was in attendance at Memorial Stadium. Dalton and Sarkisian shared a fist bump after the first half of the regional finals game.
“That’s my guy”, said Dalton. “They were the first team to offer me a scholarship, so me and him talk a lot.”
The Refugio Bobcats finish the season with a record of 13-1. The two scores from the Bobcats came from junior running back Eziyah Bland.
Shiner will play the winner of Timpson Bears (13-0) vs. Centerville Tigers (12-1) who play Dec. 3rd in Jacksonville at 7:00 p.m.
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