Wimberley is Good!! They Win, 50-14 over Canyon Lake
Canyon Lake took it’s first loss of the year as Wimberley Texans brought their ‘A’
game to the Hawks and lapped the home team in grand fashion, 50-14 in a meeting between two undefeated District 26-3A foes.
“We’re not there yet,” Head Coach Matt Monzingo said. “This team (Wimberley) is strong, big and very balanced.”
“When they stopped Zach (Henshaw), we weren’t as tough as we needed to be,” Coach Monzingo reflected.
Wimberley seemed like they were in the Hawk’s huddle as they had four defensive backs ready when the Hawks tried a play that worked earlier this year against Luling. The first play action pass that scored on Luling was an interception against Wimberley.
The Texans were ready to start their onslaught. One play later the score was 6-0 after a 59 yard pass play with only 29 seconds off the clock.
The Hawks did have a 71 yard 12 play drive, on their third possession of the game. A Zach Henshaw nine yard run happened with only three seconds left on the first quarter clock.
The 12-7 score would be the closest the home team would get for the rest of the night.
Have we mentioned that Wimberley is good yet?
Wimberley scored the first four times they had the ball. The number of plays for those scores? 15 plays…
To recap: It took Canyon Lake 12 plays to score one touchdown…it took the Texans 15 plays to score four touchdowns.
Running Back Zach Henshaw earned every yard he advanced, the problem? He only could get minimum wage for his troubles. Henshaw averaged a little over three yards per tote.
For the year Henshaw was averaging eight yards, this game was almost five yards less.
“Wimberley is a great football team,” Henshaw admonished. “It was not our night, we shot ourselves in the foot…we’ve got to learn from the game and this will make us a stronger football team.”The theme for this game? The Texans are Good!!
The last chance for a Hawk comeback was thwarted at the end of the second quarter.
Canyon Lake had driven 80 yards in less than two minutes and found themselves with a first down on the seven yard line.
A muffed snap resulted in a three yard loss on first down…a sack and loss of 11 yards on second down…and two incomplete passes leaving no time on the clock and the Hawks on the short end of a 26-7 halftime score.
“We felt that we needed the touchdown on that series before the half,” Coach Monzingo reasoned. “Wimberley is good.”
Turnovers have been the main problem for CL in the series against the Texans.
The Hawks did not disappoint in that part of the game, as the team turned the ball over four times.
Canyon Lake had just six turnovers the whole season and in the game against Sealy, no mistakes.
While commenting on the game, Offensive lineman Jaaz McNair was brief, “They have a good line.”
The second and final score for Canyon Lake came about after three interceptions in a row in the third quarter between the two schools.
Matt Noyola had both interceptions for CL and a lot of help from the defensive line on the last interception, when they pegged Brady Lambert leaving the ball fluttering into Noyola’s waiting hands.
It took the Hawks six plays to go 17 yards, with a beautiful end zone pass to Quinn Pike on a fourth down play from six yards out.
The play happened with eleven seconds on the third quarter clock and CL down 33-14.“We played our heart out,” Junior linebacker Isaac Pruna reflected. “I gave it everything I got.”
Wimberley controlled the clock and added 17 more points in the fourth quarter as the Hawks who had controlled opponents this year with their stamina were being taught a lesson from their neighbors to the North.
Wimberley controlled the yardage by out gaining the Hawks with over 200 yards.
Wimberley is Good!
The game would remind you of the proverbial snowball going down hill. Wimberley made the hill look like a Mountain.
“Wimberley is a good team,” Senior Defensive End Alex Kemp said. “We’ve got to learn to come out ready…we will get the temper out of us and get ready for a new team.”
Coach Chuck Wallen put a good capsule on the events for the evening.
“We can’t make any mistakes,” Coach Chuck Wallen interjected. “They were big and fast…they were the best we have seen this year. Wimberley is formidable and they are a good team.”
Has the ReSporter mentioned that the Texans are a good team?
“We will regroup and stay positive and coach our kids up,” Wallen closed. “We will put this game behind us.”
Canyon Lake had a bump in their season, Coach Monzingo said it last week, “The next games after Wimberley are the ones that will define our season.”
Yes!! A good season by another good team so far.
1 2 3 4 Final Wimberley 12 14 7 17 50 Canyon Lake 7 0 7 0 14 Scoring Summary: WHS--Holliman 59 yard pass from Lambert (kick failed), 11:31, 1st WHS--Wilson 16 yard run (pass failed), 5:57, 1st CLHS-Zach Henshaw 9 yard run (Jake Robinson kick), 0:03, 1st WHS--Wilson 2 yard run (Alana kick), 10:37, 2nd WHS--Lambert 21 yard run (Alana kick), 7:36, 2nd WHS--Wilson 4 yard run (Alana kick), 9:43, 3rd CLHS-Quinn Pike 6 yard pass from Branson Belcher (Robinson kick), 0:11, 3rd WHS--Blakemore 14 yard pass from Lambert (Alana kick), 10:21, 4th WHS--Alana 22 yard field goal, 5:51, 4th WHS--Morris 60 yard run (Alana kick), 2:09, 4th Stats Texans Hawks Total Yards 433 219 First Downs 17 14 Rushes/Yards 29/195 44/125 Comp/Att/Int 10/16/2 8/22/3 Passing Yards 238 94 Punts/Ave 1/24.0 4/35.9 Fumbles/Lost 0/0 1/1 Penalties-Yds 5-55 4-55 TOP 22:54 25:06 Passing Comp Att Ave Yds TD Int Branson Belcher 8 22 .364 94 1 3 Rushing Att Yds Ave Lg TD Zach Henshaw 30 97 3.2 9 1 Casey Coffee 5 22 4.4 6 0 Branson Belcher 8 6 0.8 16 0 Eduardo Covarrubias 1 0 0.0 0 0 Receiving No Yds Ave Lg TD Matt Magness 4 70 17.5 35 0 Quinn Pike 2 13 6.5 7 1 Jeremy Fulton 2 11 5.5 7 0