Game 5: Canyon Lake 70 Yoakum 52 Basketball Game 4: Canyon Lake vs. Wimberley 25-21, 21-25, 25-23 Volleyball Game 3: Canyon Lake 49 Fredericksburg 31 Football
Canyon Lake had an up and down season so far up to this game with Fredericksburg and beating the Billies would go a long way in giving this team their confidence back with a total win via, offense, special teams, and defense (when they needed The stop).
Two years ago Fredericksburg beat CL at home and did not take any prisoners in this game, winning, 38-14.
This time, Canyon Lake returned the favor as the Hawks not only controlled the clock with their running game, but also had quick answer touchdowns via kick-off returns.
The Billies could not muster any momentum giving up those two special team scores and then add two costly fumbles and Canyon Lake would not look back.
One of those fumbles happened on the one inch line as a Billie lost the ball jumping over the goal line after a jarring hit.
Josh DeVries only had one carry at home in the loss, but on this night, DeVries ran for 120 yards and had Robert Woods join him when he broke the 100 yard barrier too.
Canyon Lake has now rushed for 661 yards the last two years as the Hawks have had success with Fredericksburg these past few years.
The number, 165 is what helped win this game as that number was the total yardage for the two kick-off returns by DeVries and Matt Adams.
Both returns were in the first half and both happened right when the Billies had taken a lead. The first was after a Billies field goal and then Adams return nullified a 17-14 Fredericksburg lead.
Canyon Lake would hold Fredericksburg after that second return and then score with just 1 second on the clock before halftime.
The Hawks would have the ball first to start the second stanza and after taking 7 minutes off the clock ran the score to, 35-17.
Defense would stop Freddie again and Canyon Lake would score again with a little over 3 minutes left in the third quarter, 42-17, giving your Hawks their 28 unanswered points.
Hayden Dubois would score again to finish the game, his fourth touchdown run for this game.
Special Teams: No Punts and 2 kickoff returns. √ Offense: Controlled the clock 33:10 and Fredericksburg 14:50. √ Defense: 2 stops saving a td and drive giving the CL a quick score. √
The win would turn out to be a game to get Canyon Lake in the Playoff door for the second year in a row.
CL had 7 losses and of those games the Hawks would lose by a touchdown or less in 6 of those evenings.
Losses Score Difference Blanco 07-35 -28 Wimberley 27-28 -01 Lampasas 14-21 -07 Liberty Hill 14-19 -05 Taylor 31-33 -02 Boerne 35-42 -07 Rockport-Fulton 21-27 -06 overtime
That first game with Blanco would be the only contest that Canyon Lake was a no-show and a play here and there could have had a team with a much better season record.
That would explain how Canyon Lake would score more points than they gave up with 2 more losses on their ledger. (365 offense– 310 defense)
This win was big and would set up another run in those playoffs!!