Pre/Game: Wimberley @ Canyon Lake
Texans (5-0) @ Hawks (6-0) Game Time: 7:30 pm October 14th History: Wimberley leads the series 3-0 ‘08 Canyon Lake 07 Texans 41 ‘09 Canyon Lake 15 Texans 38 ‘10 Canyon Lake 18 Texans 38 This Year: Wimberley 32 Cuero 06 Wimberley 47 Dripping Springs 26 Wimberley 49 La Vernia 06 Wimberley 28 Sealy 27 Wimberley 42 Bandera 06 CLHS Hawks 14 Blanco 07 CLHS Hawks 34 La Vernia 23 CLHS Hawks 38 Sealy 34 CLHS Hawks 52 Austin-Travis 21 CLHS Hawks 56 Luling 28 CLHS Hawks 41 Navarro 26
Wimberley Texans are good!!
Finding items to improve on has to be the toughest part of the Coaches job each week.
Quarterback Brady Lambert has thrown 17 touchdowns and two interceptions.
That would equate to one interception per 53 passing plays.
Sit down for there are more numbers to digest.
Of the 17 touchdown passes for Lambert, they have covered 630 yards or 37 yards per touchdown catch.
Lambert’s total passing yardage is 1165 yards, so over half of his yards were on finding a receiver that was taking the pass to the house.
The closest game for Wimberley was Sealy and in that game Lambert only had one touchdown passing. It did cover 39 yards, which is two yards better than his average per touchdown pass.
The receiver that has most of these catches? Brennen Blakemore has caught six passes for 47 yards per touchdown catch.
Make sure you are sitting down: Touchdowns by Blakemore
65 yard reception: Bandera
90 yard punt ret.: Bandera
28 yard reception: Bandera
29 yard reception: La Vernia
80 yard reception: La Vernia
73 yard reception: Dripping Springs
99 yard kickoff ret: Dripping Springs
8 yard reception: Cuero
Wimberley has been in the lead going into intermission in each contest this year.
The closest opponent? Bandera last week 14-6.
The Texans have been to the circus and have a great balancing act.
Game Rushing Passing Cuero 221 261 Dripping 112 268 La Vernia 239 247 Sealy 150 157 Bandera 267 248
Seems to be only one game the Texans might have fallen off the tight rope, but the net was pretty large based on the Dripping Springs final score, 47-26.
Common opponents for the two undefeated teams were La Vernia and Sealy.
Offensive Numbers for Sealy Game Stats Texans Hawks Total Yards 307 405 First Downs 14 23 Rushes/Yards 30/150 55/370 Comp/Att/Int 10/19/0 4/9/0 Passing Yds 157 35 Punts/Ave 5/29.8 3/30.8 Fumbles/Lost 0/0 0/0 Penalties-Yds 7-58 4-30 Offensive Numbers for La Vernia Texans Hawks Total Yards 482 441 First Downs 23 19 Rushes/Yards 31/221 38/235 Comp/Att/Int 15/23/1 10/14/0 Passing Yds 261 206 Punts/Ave 1/16.0 1/36.0 Fumbles/Lost 1/1 0/0 Penalties-Yds 11-80 6-45
Canyon Lake is playing in one of the biggest games in the short history of the program.
Yes, Sealy was a big game…that game was the catapult that got the Hawks over the wall and into position for this weekend.
In contrast, Wimberley has been in so many big games they would have to get out their abacus to find out what number this game might be for them.
Simplicity for Canyon Lake will be the key for this game.
With all the numbers we spouted out for Wimberley so far the biggest number has been in the turnover part of the game the last two seasons.
Canyon Lake has entered each game the past two years with 11 turnovers in 2009 and 12 in 2010.
This year they enter the pivotal game with six turnovers, a reduction from both previous years.
Turnovers in the last two games against the Texans have not been in Canyon Lake’s favor.
The Hawks have had 10 turnovers the past two games with Wimberley. The Texans did not need the extra help in beating Canyon Lake those two years.
CLHS won the yardage battle both times, but a main stat being the scoreboard has not been pretty for the Hawks.
Total Yardage WHS CLHS 2009 219 345 2010 364 419 Total 583 764 Turnovers WHS CLHS 2009 2 7 2010 0 3 Total 2 10
Canyon Lake has been on a roll the past few weeks as the running game has been performing at record levels.
Running Back Zach Henshaw will give the credit to the Offensive Line and the Offensive Line will give the credit to Zach Henshaw.
The one game Henshaw was bottled up? Branson Belcher passed for 323 yards.
There are so many records the Hawks have achieved this season, that listing them would give the typist finger cramps.
Suffice to say…Wimberley is good.
Canyon Lake will need their ‘A’ game and keeping the turnovers at a minimum.
Pretty simple when you think about it.