The Shiner Comanches lead the Post Antelopes 20-21 at the half. The Comanches dominated the 2nd half in route to a 42-20 win and the 3rd state title in program history.
On the opening possession of the 3rd quarter, Post was forced to punt. Doug Brooks blocked the punt and then fell on it at the back of the end zone for a Shiner touchdown to extend their lead to 28-20 with 9:45 remaining in the 3rd.
The Comanches pushed their lead to 35-20 with 3:08 remaining in the 3rd on a 24-yard run.
And the Comanches salted the game away on a 27-yard pass from Tyler Palmer to Micael Williams with 2:39 remaining in the game.
The scoring opened when Shiner’s Doug Brooks stripped the ball from an Antelope runner, snagged the ball out of the air, returned it for what would have been a touchdown, but handed to ball to his teammate Max Macheck so he could score the touchdown.
Brooks said of his decision to hand the ball off, “At the beginning of the year, I told the O-Line and D-lIne if I get a chance, I’m going to give you a touchdown… They get credit, but they don’t get credit like they should… I had to give at least one of them a touchdown.”
After Post QB/Kicker Slayden Pittman left the game injured, Post was forced to go for 2- point conversions on each touchdown. Avery Clarkson score with 3:33 remaining in the 1st quarter but the 2-point attempt failed and Shiner maintained the lead 7-6.
Shiner then responded quickly capping a 90-uard drive with 3-yard rushing touchdown fromn Zane Rhodes to extended their lead to 14-6 with 0:38 left in the first.
Post cut into the lead again on 78-yard run from Nathan McDaniel. Once again the 2-point attempt was no good and Shiner lead 14-12 with 11:46 remaining in the first half.
Shiner expanded their lead to 21-12 on a 18-yard run from Dalton Brooks with 9:13 in left in the first half.
Post cut the lead to 21-10 at the half on a 35-yard run from Nathan McDaniel with 5:53 remaining in the half.
Dalton Brooks (55 yards rushing, 2 touchdowns) was named the offensive MVP.
Doug Brooks (3 tackles, forced fumble, blocked punt and recovery) was named the defensive MVP.
While field level access was limited, Antony Blalock did manage to capture these pictures from the stands.