Ganado falls to Shiner

By Millie Diaz

   Indian Christian Palacios knew the Shiner Comanches were difficult contenders, but was happy Ganado scored twice against the number 11 ranked team in Texas in his last home game as a senior on Paren'ts Night.

    "I think we could've came off the ball defensively much harder and not tested the waters," he said. "But to score on them…that's something."

    The Comanches won 55-14. This year is the ninth straight year the two tribes have played each other, with Shiner leading six games to three.

    Shiner started their trend early with quarterback Brandon Cerny running in a 17-yard touchdown early in the first.

    Indian Michael-Douglas Maresh connected with Garrett McCann in a clean pass nearly 20 yards and McCann ran it to the five yard line. Matthew Sterling finished the job and scored the first Indian touchdown of the night, but the point after was no good, allowing Shiner the lead 7-6.

    Shiner found the end zone three more times by Ty Boedeker and Cerny before Indian Maresh pulled out another big 34-yard pass to McCann. They connected in the air once more for what appeared to be 19 yards before Maresh handed off to Logan Hurt and he scored with 4:14 left in the first half of the game.

    To the delight of the crowd, Maresh passed to Gaberel Aguilar to give the Indians a two point conversion, and a score of 28-14.

    The Comanches continued to tack on the points for the remainder of the game; Jacob Cowan scored at the 2:43 and Cerny with 39 seconds left in the first half, then Collin Bujnoch with 7:37 left in the third quarter.

    Cowan found the end zone one more time with 10:58 in the fourth quarter, at which point Shiner chose to run the clock out, bringing the teams to the 55-14 final score.

    Ganado still has an opportunity to continue on into the playoffs if they win their game in Yorktown next week. The Wildcats won their game against Kenedy tonight (10/28), 46-12.

Rate this article: 
No votes yet