Pre/Game Football: Boerne @ Canyon Lake
Boerne @ Canyon Lake Nov 1st 7:30pm
Greyhounds (2-6) Hawks (2-6)
History: Greyhounds lead series 1-2.
2010 Hawks 21 Boerne 07 2011 Hawks 14 Boerne 35 2012 Hawks 16 Boerne 43
This Season's Games:
Hawks 06 Blanco 13 Boerne 21 Hondo 42 Hawks 35 Somerset 47 Boerne 20 Medina Valley 23 Hawks 14 La Vernia 34 Boerne 27 SA Antonian 31 Hawks 07 Burnet 34 Boerne 14 Llano 00 Hawks 28 La Grange 48 Boerne 41 Lytle 13 Hawks 14 Fredericksburg 38 Boerne 20 Navarro 44 Hawks 27 Bandera 06 Boerne 22 Fredericksburg 60 Hawks 28 Wimberley 13 Boerne 23 Bandera 35
Canyon Lake will be looking in the mirror this week as they will be facing a team with an identical overall record (2-6).
The difference is that the Hawks are working on a 2 game winning streak while Boerne seems to be going in the other direction with a 3 game losing skid. With all three games coming in district play, gives Boerne an almost impossible road for making the playoffs.
If the Greyhounds win against CL and Wimberley, then they would need Bandera and Wimberley to lose both of their remaining games.
Standings if that happened with other records based on team with best district record winning.
1. Fredericksburg 5 0 Wins over Bandera and Wimberley 2. Navarro 4 1 Wins over CL and Bandera 3. Canyon Lake 2 3 Loses to Navarro and Boerne 4. Boerne 2 3 Wins over CL and Wimberley 5. Wimberley 1 4 Loses to Fredericksburg and Boerne 6. Bandera 1 4 Loses to Fredericksburg and Navarrro
Boerne is a passing team and this year has been a hard road for this Greyhound team as they have lost their starting QB from last year, Quinten Dormady, to injury.
David Snelling and Luke Baird shared the load in last week’s game at QB and Snelling also leads in the ground game with 471 yards. Snelling has over 1300 yards via the pass with a covey of receivers.
Hunter Lees #6, leads this crew with 663 yards and 4 touchdowns. Other receivers in order of yards amassed are:
# 3 Carson Embry 21 Receptions 328 Yards #16 Eli Davis 12 170 # 9 Bobby Johnson 16 147 # 8 Luke Baird 12 130 #88 Lane Goar 7 104 #18 Cole Dunaway 6 83
Lees doubles all of the other receivers with 42 catches which will give you a player to keep an eye on as
he looks to be the go to receiver.
Besides Snelling rushing exploits, Johnson will be the main running back as he has 390 yards this season with a 5.7 yards per carry.
Adding up all of their offensive plays has the pass ahead by 10 plays, however, with Snelling having 75 carries you would have to think that this player will run if he can’t find an open player.
That might remind Hawk fans of a player that had a decent game against Canyon Lake when Kyle Grona the QB for the Billies visited our friendly confines.
Boerne does have one glaring weakness that resides on the defensive side of the ball. Boerne gave up over 350 yards rushing to Bandera in their battle last week.
That same Bandera team had a whopping 86 yards rushing against this Hawk defense. So, you think that those Greyhounds might be having bad dreams as the Halloween season is approaching, this will certainly not be a treat for Boerne but a very bad trick if CL’s running game continues like it has this year.
Navarro, which runs the same Slot-T offense had 427 yards on the turf. This same Panther team opened up this game right out of the chute:
80 yard run for a Touchdown 40 yard run for a Touchdown 43 yard pass for a Touchdown 31 yard run for a Touchdown
All of that damage was in those first three quarters as Navarro called off their Panthers to finish the game.
Canyon Lake is enjoying a two game winning streak which has helped heal those wounds suffered from a schedule that has been ranked 20th in the 3A classification as the toughest schedules according to Pigskinpreps.
The Hawks might still be smarting from the game against Boerne two years ago when a one loss team left the stadium with their second loss and being left off a playoff dance card.
The strength for the Hawks might actually reside on the defensive side as Canyon Lake made both Bandera and Wimberley look pedestrian. In last week’s game, the defensive backfield, was taking everything away from Wimberley’s QB and that had the Texans ending with a paltry 80 passing yards.
Texan QB had averaged 215 yards passing for three games leading up to the CL game. So, the passing defense
held Cerday 135 yards under his average. For the year Wimberley had averaged 205 yards per game.
CL’s run defense was administering quick sand to these Texans as they had 70 total yards rushing.
Christian Dittman and Jared Bruckman along with other stalwarts for Canyon Lake put the clamps on Wimberley and Bandera these past two weeks. Even Fredericksburg was held 50 yards below their per game average against the Hawks.
Canyon Lake will need to keep drinking from that same water fountain they have frequented these past two weeks. A game with Boerne will not be taken lightly since this is the team that administered black eyes these past two seasons.
A complete game will need to be attained this week as well as every week. Since that was not a common occurrence when this season started, then a ‘Perfect Practice will help lead to another Perfect Game’. (Hayden Dubois)
Final home game and time for the running game to outrun those Greyhounds.