Hawks Are Reborn in Loss to Somerset, 47-35
Canyon Lake had an opposite word game. What happened last week was just the opposite in this game with Somerset.
There is an old adage that a team will improve the most between the first and second game and the Hawks had already scored more points than the Blanco game on their first drive.
“We had a good offensive line tonight,” Head Coach Charles Drum started. “Our offense was totally different than the way we played last week. I’m proud of our offensive line.”
McGuire Johnson was the workhorse on this night as he rumbled for two touchdowns in the first half and helped Canyon Lake regain a lead going into a delay of game stoppage as thunderstorms and lightning threatened the area.
Canyon Lake did have some negatives to start this game as they accumulated 40 yards of penalties which last week would of killed all scoring chances, but tonight CL had a different resolve and a different result with intensity.
The Hawks finished the game with 110 yards from the Refs and that was a hard hurdle to clear as those penalties took away positive yards and took away good defensive plays with those 11 flags.
In fact, Somerset was helped by penalties in stopping the Hawks while Canyon Lake was hurt defensively in trying to stop the Bulldogs as they were awarded five first downs by penalties.
A 14 point swing happened on Canyon Lakes only turnover in the game.
The Hawks had driven to the Bulldog 8 yard line and had a chance to tie the score on this drive, but a muffed snap off the hands of Skyler Tschoepe and a Dog picked up the ball and 92 yards later a score that increased a lead to 14 instead of having a game that had a chance of being even steven.
Somerset had a very prolific offense and Canyon Lake was finding it hard to stop this Bulldog team.
Somerset’s QB Koy Detmer Jr. was held to only 173 yards after passing for 377 yards against SA Lanier last week.
“That was what we were wanting to do in limiting Detmer tonight,” Coach Drum drummed up.”
Somerset’s running game however was potent in this game as these big Dogs could run and they had more than six yards per carry and that kept drives going while the Hawks could not get those needed third down stops.
Canyon Lake was a different team than what was seen in last week’s game with Blanco.
McGuire Johnson had 199 yards by himself as this bruising runner was having his way in this game while scoring four times.
Those three scores totaled 112 yards which would be considered a good day for any running back.
This game was a sample of that offense that performed two years ago when Zach Henshaw was having his way with opponents.
“I get the ball and I run,” Running Back Johnson said obviously. “If it wasn’t for Drake Phillips and the offensive line then I would not have reached that number of yards.”
“We came together as a team and had the drive,” Johnson continued. “We still have a few kinks to work out on defense.”
Canyon Lake’s Josh DeVries (92 yards) and Hayden Dubois (71 yards) were making these Dogs lose their sense of smell. (hitting those dogs in the face) The 199 yards from Johnson, 92 yards from DeVries, and 72 yards from the feet of Dubois tied the most yards running by three backs in the same game in Hawks history.
Game Year 2 Backs 3 Backs Players Somerset 2013 291 370 Johnson, DeVries, Dubois Sealy 2011 342 370 Henshaw, Covarrubias, Belcher Austin Travis 2011 303 314 Henshaw, Coffee, Potts Fredericksburg 2011 314 311 Henshaw, Covarrubias, Belcher Navarro 2011 296 303 Henshaw, Covarrubias, Belcher Burnet 2010 306 293 Henshaw, Covarrubias, Nabors Somerset 2010 281 278 Henshaw, Covarrubias, Nabors
Offensive Lineman Phillips gave his rendition of the connection with Johnson’s running plays, “It was all a certain play we both do and something just clicks when that play is called….I just tell McGuire that I’m going to block for you and you get the TD.”
So a quick recap:
Positive Negative Only one turnover Resulted in an immediate touchdown Had ball over 10 minutes longer Somerset's had some quick TD's Held QB to 173 yards passing Somerset's running game negated that stat Hawks found that this offense is fun No Negative….the offensive line was boss
Canyon Lake was reeling after a loss last week and finding a rhythm with their offense and now one week later this team knows that they have some good games upcoming if they can keep improving and start taking advantage of opposing teams.
Canyon Lake Drives: Plays Yards Result Time off Clock Penalties 8 75 TD 3:47 2-10 yards 4 9 Downs 2:08 0 3 2 Punt 2:04 0 2 68 TD 0:52 0 12 47 TD 6:48 1-5 yards 5 62 TD 3:02 1-5 yards 5 67 Fumble 2:41 0 6 10 Punt 2:46 2-20 yards 10 67 TD 4:34 1-15 yards 3 10 Game 1:27 0
Now Canyon Lake will prepare for La Vernia on the road this next Friday.
“La Vernia will be tough,” Coach Drum surmised. “The game tonight was like a playoff game, Somerset has a very good offense but we can’t sit back and the kids have to be ready for a battle.”
1 2 3 4 Final Canyon Lake 7 14 7 7 35 Somerset 7 14 19 7 47 Scoring Summary: CLHS-McGuire Johnson 42 yard run (Mike Thorpe kick), 8:13, 1st Dogs-Riojas 5 yard run (pat good), 3:05, 1st Dogs-Perez 14 yard run (kick failed), 11:57, 2nd CLHS-McGuire Johnson 67 yard run (Thorpe kick),11:05, 2nd Dogs-Molena 16 yard pass from Detmer (Pass 2pt), 7:04, 2nd CLHS-Hayden Dubois 1 yard run (Thorpe kick), 0:16, 2nd Dogs-Perez 1 yard run (Hernandez kick), 7:49, 3rd CLHS-Connor Ricker 49 yd pass from Skyler Tschoepe (Thorpe kick), 4:47, 3rd Dogs-Reyna 73 yard pass from Detmer (kick blocked), 3:20, 3rd Dogs-Trejo 92 yard fumble return (pass failed), 0:39, 3rd CLHS-McGuire Johnson 4 yard run (Thorpe kick), 4:20, 4th Dogs-Perez 38 yard run (Hernandez kick), 1:27, 4th
Game Stats Hawks Bulldogs First Downs 18 19 Total Yards 446 366 Rushes/Yards 55/387 30/193 Comp/Att/Int 2/4/0 8/14/0 Passing Yards 59 173 Punts/Average 2/27.5 1/32.0 Fumbles/Lost 1/1 2/1 Penalties-Yards 11-115 7-60 TOP 29:09 18:51
Passing Comp Att Ave Yards Lg TD Int Skyler Tschoepe 2 4 .500 59 49 1 0
Rushing Att Yds Ave Lg TD McGuire Johnson 18 199 11.0 67 3 Josh DeVries 9 92 10.2 23 0 Hayden Dubois 20 79 3.9 12 1 JJ Nance 3 14 4.7 7 0 Matt Riffe 1 6 6.0 6 0 Skyler Tschoepe 4 -2 8 0
Receiving No Yards Ave Lg TD Connor Ricker 2 59 29.5 49 1