Football, Game Article | November 10, 2012

Hawks End Season in Loss to Navarro, 49-14

Canyon Lake got run over by a Reindeer, yes we know that Navarro’s mascot is a Panther, but the Christmas song seemed nicer than the results incurred Friday night at Hawk Stadium, as the Hawks finished a disappointing season, 49-14.

The Hawks first drive had three runs totaling four yards and one completion for 11, giving CL one first down. That first down would be the only conventional play for the rest of the half. (The other two were recorded on those long TD receptions)

That first down would be CL’s only good impact play for a quarter and a half.

While Navarro would rack up 224 yards and four scores during that span, Canyon Lake was still trying to find it’s footing with six total yards on 12 plays.

The longest run in that stint was for two yards while the Hawks were one for five, with that aforementioned 11 yard pass play being their only first down.

Canyon Lake had lived most of this year trying to convert long third down plays. The result was sporadic at best, especially as this season had matured.

Excitement did come into this contest when facing a 28 point deficit, the Hawks unleashed a bright spot for this season with two long pass plays.

With their next two possessions, Canyon Lake had a 65 (Doug Hubnik) and 67 (Daniel Camarillo) yard pass and runs which brought your Hawks to within just two scores going into halftime.

Hubnik caught his pass with a Navarro defensive player holding on for dear life. The play was on a fourth down.

Camarillo got his reception (67 yards) from Branson Belcher on one play that took all of 13 seconds.

That momentum was quickly squashed, starting the second half by Navarro, with a less than two minute drive covering 56 yards, then after another drive ending with an incompletion, the Panthers made CL pay again when the Panthers went 46 yards on 11 plays putting this game out of reach, 42-14 quickly starting the third quarter.

Navarro scored on their first three possessions of the second half while CL had garnered just 23 yards during that same span of time.

The Hawks last two drives of the year were decent but those little things kept CL out of the end zone and looking at next year after two straight years of no playoffs.

Doug Hubnik and Daniel Camarillo proved all season as long threats on scoring plays.

Those two receivers combined for nine plays that are now in the top 25 longest touchdowns by running or receiving.

Canyon Lake's top Touchdowns based on distance this season:
    Distance   Run/Rec  Player             Team          Top 25
 1.   70       Rec      Daniel Camarillo   Somerset        6th
 2.   69       Rec      Daniel Camarillo   Bandera         7th
 3.   67       Rec      Daniel Camarillo   Navarro         8th
 4.   65       Rec      Doug Hubnik        Navarro         9th
 5.   56       Run      Casey Coffee       Somerset       16th
 6.   56       Rec      Doug Hubnik        Fredericksburg 16th
 7.   54       Rec      Doug Hubnik        Bandera        21st
 8.   53       Rec      Doug Hubnik        Boerne         22nd
 9.   51       Rec      Daniel Camarillo   La Vernia      23rd
 10.  40       Rec      Doug Hubnik       Burnet          25th

They said it:
Head Coach Charley Drum’s Opening Statement: “They are a darn good team (Navarro). I think they are better than Wimberley.”

On how the team did during the second quarter: “I was proud of our kids as they got down early and got back into the game.”

What happens next: “We have some work to do to get back up there (top finishers in District 27-3A), we need to get back to being one of the best three teams in our district.”

Senior Eduardo Covarrubias: “They (Navarro) came out swinging and we could not answer fast enough.”

On what you would like to say to the younger players, “They have to come out swinging next year, this year we were soft and we could not get it done. Watch that #1 (Haden Dubois) next year!”

Senior T. J. Gregory: “I think we were doing good and we then we lost our steam when we got into the season. When district started we came together, but we just could not finish.”

On what you would like to tell the younger players, “Our Sophomores and Juniors have gotten better, they have a lot of potential and with our Coaching staff, I see some pretty good things coming. I will enjoy coming back to see this team play.”

Senior Doug Hubnik on what transpired on his long pass play, “they were playing tight and mixing up their coverage…They were pretty good and they put a safety up top. When I turned the corner their defensive guy was holding my jersey and I just hit his hand off and took off down field.”

On what you would like to part with your teammates, “Cherish every moment, because it goes by fast.”

Senior Casey Coffee: “This team made a lot of mistakes and the younger players need to learn from us and fix it….They can set up a tradition of getting better and better each year.”

The ReSporter wanted to use Casey’s name one more time in a pun like fashion.

Coffee was speechless when asked about his career at Canyon Lake, but one thing is for sure, Coffee stains were left all over the field after his stay at Hawk Stadium.

                1   2   3   4   Final
 Navarro       14  14  21   0   49
 Canyon Lake    0  14   0   0   14
 Scoring Summary:
 NAV-Zane Conlin 47 yard pass from Ty Durham (Anderson kick), 8:20, 1st
 NAV-Slade Hudson 14 yard pass from Ty Durham (Anderson kick), 2:44, 1st
 NAV-Evan DeLeon 2 yard run (Anderson kick), 9:49, 2nd
 NAV-L.J. Anderson 1 yard run (Anderson kick), 7:08, 2nd
 CLH-Doug Hubnik 65 yard pass from Branson Belcher (Robinson kick), 4:47, 2nd
 CLH-Daniel Camarillo 67 yard pass from Belcher (Jake Robinson kick), 2:02, 2nd
 NAV-L.J. Anderson 2 yard run (Anderson kick), 10:09, 3rd
 NAV-L.J. Anderson 8 yard run (Anderson kick), 3:30, 3rd
 NAV-Jacob Rodriquez 25 yard run (Anderson Kick), 1:16, 3rd
 Game Stats        Panthers     Hawks
 Total Yards       435          268
 First Downs       26           9
 Rushes/Yards      56/326       32/89
 Comp/Att/Int      5/7/0        6/12/0
 Passing Yards     109          179
 Punts/Average     0/0          3/38.0
 Fumbles/Lost      1/0          0/0
 Penalties-Yards   3-25         8-54
 TOP               30:17        17:43
 Passing           Comp   Att    Pct   Yards   TD   Int
 Branson Belcher   6      12    .500   179     2    0
 Rushing                  Att   Yards  Ave   Lg   TD
 Eduardo Covarrubias      13    70     5.4   11   0
 McGuire Johnson           2    20    10.0   20   0
 Hayden Dubois             4     7     1.8    7   0
 Isaac Pruna               1     1     1.0    1   0
 Daniel Camarillo          1     0     0.0    0   0
 Branson Belcher           6     0     0.0    6   0
 Casey Coffee              4    -1     0.0    2   0
 Doug Hubnik               1    -8     0.0    0   0
 Receiving                No    Yards  Ave   Lg   TD
 Doug Hubnik              2     76    38.0   65   1
 Daniel Camarillo         1     67    67.0   67   1
 McGuire Johnson          2     21    10.5   18   0
 Matt Andress             1     15    15.0   15   0