Pre/Game: Canyon Lake @ Lampasas 7:30 Friday
Pre/Game: Canyon Lake @ Lampasas Friday Sept. 29 7:30pm Hawks (2-2) Badgers (1-3) The Badgers lead this series 2-1. 2014 Hawks 14 Badgers 21 2015 Hawks 14 Badgers 42 2016 Hawks 42 Badgers 34 This Season Games: Hawks 38 Blanco 00 Badgers 13 Billies 27 Hawks 46 Reagan 06 Badgers 67 Robinson 62 Hawks 23 Giddings 28 Badgers 17 Wimberley 52 Hawks 13 Wimberley 20 Badgers 25 Lorena 49 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Canyon Lake will hit the halfway mark for the season this Friday as the Hawks travel up 281 to Lampasas for a game that will leave this year’s team with a winning or losing record.
The Badgers have not been an easy out for Canyon Lake as this school won the first two games of the series.
That first game in 2014, had CL with three lost fumbles after putting the ball on the ground a total of 6 times. This was one of many games these past few years that had the Hawks with a halftime lead and then having mistakes allowing the visitors to leave the field with smiles on their face.
During the 2015 campaign, the Hawks, were one of two teams Lampasas would beat.
That year, Lampasas entered their game with CL with the same record (1-3) and the Hawks would be their last win for the rest of that season.
What made this game worse was how badly the Hawks were beaten by this Badger team.
The score was, 42-14 and one of those Hawk touchdowns came on a kick-off return giving an idea of how both sides of the ball failed to show up for this contest.
Lampasas has the same record this year and Canyon Lake cannot afford to enter this game with any preconceived notion that this will be a win, because on that fateful night 2 years ago, the Hawks, were manhandled.
Wimberley beat Lampasas by 35 points two weeks ago and using that as a barometer for this week would be a mistake.
The Badgers played Robinson for their only victory, but seeing how their offense played in outscoring the Rockets, 67-62 should be a wake-up call for the Hawk’s defense.
QB Ace Whitehead completed more passes in that one game than the Hawks might have for the season (26 for 32) with 5 touchdown throws.
RB Sean Williams had a 11 yard per carry average finishing with 353 yards on the ground.
Brandon Pierino had 11 catches for 112 yards helping the Badger’s offense in that Robinson contest.
That game will bring back memories during that same year when CL lost a 55-50 game to Marion when the Hawks could not stop anything the Bulldogs did on that night.
The Hawks will need to come into this road game in focus as the offense and defense reshuffles players and the Hawks continue to heal from previous injuries.
Winnable game but that will not be a guarantee as the Badgers have teeth!!!