Tigers face No. 1 Shiner, Sharks looking for 4-0 start vs. Ganado


After a tough and emotional loss last week, Tidehaven will have to play clean football if the Tigers want to pull out a huge upset win at Shiner on Friday.

Shiner, the No. 1 team in 2A Division I, hosts Tidehaven on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Comanche Stadium. 

Last week, Tidehaven played Palacios on a field of mud last Friday. The turf prevented any offense from either team to get going, but Palacios pulled out a 7-6 overtime win that puts the Tigers at 0-3 on the season. 

The Tidehaven offense did move the ball, as Cade Galvan ran for 81 yards and a touchdown in overtime. Mason Perales had 59 yards and Kameron Green had 34 rushing yards.

The muddy turf also affected Tidehaven’s passing game, as Blake Garcia completed only four passes out of 12 attempts for 13 yards. He also had two interceptions.

But penalties in key situations hurt the Tigers’ offense and prevented them from sustaining a solid drive in the game. 

The defense did very well against the Sharks, holding them to minus-8 yards in total offense and had two turnovers. But the defense gave up a big play in overtime as Palacios scored a 24-yard touchdown to win the game.

Shiner comes into the game coming off of a 63-32 win over Burton. The Comanches scored 21 points in the second quarter to take a 35-19 halftime lead, and scored 28 points in the second half.

Shiner also has a couple of shutout wins over Hallettsville and Industrial to start the season.

The Comanches will use a stacked backfield and a veer offense to move the football.

Ganado at Palacios, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Shark Stadium

After an emotional win over Tidehaven, Palacios looks to move to 4-0 on the season against Ganado.

The Sharks didn’t move the ball well last week on the quicksand-like turf at Tidehaven, but while the rushing offense mustered minus-1 rushing yards, quarterback Chris Tovar threw for 61 yards, including a 24-yard touchdown pass to Garrison Kelley for the game-winning score in overtime.

The 7-6 win moved Palacios to 3-0 on the season for the first time since the Sharks started the season 5-0 back in 2012.

Ganado comes into the game at 1-2, losing its last two games. The Indians fell 40-6 to Odem last Friday, as the Owls ran for 357 yards and five touchdowns.

Since opening the season with a 21-20 win at Louise, Ganado has struggled on defense. The Indians also fell to Brazos in a 49-27 loss on Sept. 7.

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