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Shiner's RBs full steam ahead against Industrial

By Taylor Mitchell
Sept. 1, 2012 at 4:01 a.m.

Shiner running back Caleb Curtis plows the through the Industrial defense. Curtis wreaked havoc on the Industrial  defense all night long. He finished with 70 yards on nine carries for the Comanches.

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Shiner racked up over 250 total yards - 227 of which came on the ground - in the opening game of the 2012 season against Vanderbilt Industrial Friday night in a 36-13 win for the Comanches.

Trevion Flowers ran for 95 yards on 16 carries and two touchdowns, including the first of the game and a 60-yard run in the fourth quarter. Caleb Curtis also contributed heavily to Shiner's attack with 70 yards of his own and two scores.

The Comanches jumped out to a 14-0 lead by the end of the first quarter with Flowers and Curtis both scoring on runs less than five yards.

Industrial didn't get on the scoreboard until the final seconds of the first half when Jay Rubio connected with A.J. Rosas on a 20-yard touchdown pass.

Industrial couldn't find much success on the ground, with 65 total rushing yards, but did find their way through the air with 102 passing yards from Rubio. He finished 14 for 31 with one touchdown and one interception.

Both teams had a slight case of the fumbles, with both teams combining for eight. However, Industrial would lose two of their five.

Trailing 14-7 at halftime, Industrial brought the deficit to within one point when Will Knopp found the end zone on a seven yard run midway through the third quarter.

The Comanches extended their lead late in the third quarter on a 13-yard Curtis run. Flowers made sure a comeback was out of the question on an electrifying 60-yard touchdown run. Jacob Stafford added a score late in the fourth, accounting for the final score of 36-13.

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