Cardinals take on familiar Boerne Geneva


SHINER — The Shiner St. Paul Cardinals (0-5) have made plenty of self-inflicted mistakes this season. The team hasn’t quite got rid of the injury bug, though head coach Jake Wachsmuth believes the team has been getting better.

“It’s been weird, we’ve been fortunate in past years,” he said. “We’re getting there, we’re getting better.”

But with another non-district team to face, the Cardinals have another week to work on themselves, as the coach said.

The Cardinals host Boerne Geneva, a team they’ve played the last two seasons. In 2017, the Cardinals bested the Eagles 20-17. In 2016, the Eagles won 39-21.

This season, St. Paul will face a similar team with many of athletes returning for Boerne Geneva.

“They did lose their quarterback from last year,” Wachsmuth noted. But the quarterback they have now has “progressed” and is getting better and more comfortable each week.

Players to look out for including running back Devon Ahrens (28). Wideouts (6) and (20) are also returners to look out for.

Defensively, the Eagles have run an eight-man front with a split defense against spread teams, though St. Paul figures they’d face a team with multiple looks.

The main thing for the Cardinals is they need to clean up their own games.

“Our issues haven’t been so much who we played,” Wachsmuth said.

The Cardinals turned the ball over six times last week.

“There’s other things we got to do better,” Wachsmuth continued, “stay on blocks, [finish tackles], etc.”

Self-inflicted errors have been a problem for the St. Paul Cardinals. Fortunately, the team has another non-district game to fix those issues.

Kickoff for Friday’s game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.