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Football, Game Article | September 11, 2015

Hawks and Bulldogs Combine for 105 points in Loss

Canyon Lake still had enough energy to kneel after game with Marion

Canyon Lake still had enough energy to kneel after game with Marion

Good news Bad news in game with Marion on Friday night.

Good news? Canyon Lake scored 50 points
Bad news? Canyon Lake lost

Over 100 points scored (105 to be exact) as the Hawks were able to stop the Marion Bulldogs on just two possessions.

“They have a good offensive team and they exposed us,” Head Coach Charley Drum stated. “They took advantage of our young guys and we will have to figure out a way to win this type of games when it counts.”

Coach Drum was talking on how the Hawks seem to lose more close games than they win.

For games that are decided by 10 or less points the Hawks have a 13-12 All-Time record in those contests.

Canyon Lake has a 1-7 record in their last 8 games in close encounters the last two years.

“I am proud of how they stayed with it and the way they fought,” Coach Drum continued. “I am disappointed in the loss but not in their effort.”

“We made some strides on offense but we just needed a stop on defense to give us a chance,” Coach said.

On the first possession the Hawks held Marion inside their 5 yard line with an interception on a 4th down play.

On the last possession the Hawks held when the Bulldogs took a knee to run our the clock.

CL had the lead 14 to 6 when the Bulldogs scored in the second quarter to tie the game.

After that the Hawks were playing catch-up with a Bulldog when the Hawks would rather have been flying.

Marion had 242 yards by the pass and run as that has to be one of the best balanced attacks seen for Canyon Lake game in a long time.

A ton of offense as both teams combined for 983 total yards with 49 combined first downs.

The chain gang had to be resuscitated after the game as they could not make it to their dressing room.

Canyon Lake had 3 players that broke the 100 yard rushing plateau for the first time in Hawk history.

Grade  Player          Att   Yards     Ave.   TD
 So.   Tanner Faris    11     155     14.1    1
 Jr.   Austin Brennan  16     140      8.8    3
 So.   Micah St. John  19     121      6.4    2
 Total                 46     416      9.0    6

“I wish we would have come up with a win,” Sophomore Running Back Tanner Faris started. “I gave it my all and I am exhausted…..We will have to start focusing on our next game and forget about this one, but our offensive line got blocks and they executed in carrying out those blocks tonight.”

Yes, this offensive line has some new faces in the trenches and coming out and performing at this level has to give CL some confidence.

“We have to forget about it,” Junior Running Back Austin Brennan said while commenting on what the team will need to do as they get ready for Wimberley next week. “This week we clicked offensively and we practiced our trap drills and the offensive line opened holes that I could not even fill.”

This was an high octane affair as both teams could not slow down the other team’s offense.

The one mistake that ultimately put the Hawks behind the 8 ball was a returned fumble for a touchdown by the ‘Dogs in the 3rd Quarter that would give Marion a 42-29 lead.

Canyon Lake could not make up that touchdown difference for the rest of the game. (Warning: The ReSporter will not be responsible for those who are suffering from fatigue, you might want to get a Doctors OK in order to read the next lines)

Marion Drives   Started      Plays    Yardage    Result          Score
Drive #1        26 Yd Line     8        70       Interception    0-0       1st Quarter
Drive #2        24 Yd Line     3        76       Touchdown       7-6  Hawk 1st Quarter
Drive #3        26 Yd Line    10        74       Touchdown      14-14      2nd Quarter
Drive #4        42 Yd Line     7        58       Touchdown      14-22 Dogs 2nd Quarter
Drive #5        28 Yd Line     5        72       Touchdown      22-28 Dogs Half
Drive #6        34 Yd Line    10        66       Touchdown      29-36 Dogs 3rd Quarter
Drive #7        49 Yd Line     7        49       Touchdown      36-48 Dogs 4th Quarter
Drive #8        50 Yd Line     4        50       Touchdown      43-55 Dogs 4th Quarter
Drive #9        50 Yd Line     1         0       Game Over      50-55 Dogs

You can also see that the Hawks never did quit in this scoring affair but guessing if the play was a pass or run and adding the speed of these Bulldogs, the Hawk’s defense was over matched.

So where do the Hawks go from here? Wimberley will be coming to town next week sporting an 0-3 record and they will be hungry to get their first win of the season against Canyon Lake.

Meanwhile, in a three game span the offense has been awakened.

1st Game: Offense was shut out in not effective for 2 Halves.
2nd Game: Offense woke up in the Second Half but had started that game with no juice.
3rd Game: Offense was awake for both Halves.

The defense and offense will need to show up at the same time and then the Hawks will have a chance of giving teams more than they can handle.

Go Hawks!!

             1   2   3   4   Final
 CL Hawks   14   8   7  21   50
 Marion      6  22  14  13   55
 Scoring Summary:
 CLH-Austin Brennan 27 yard run (Mike Thorpe kick), 6:25, 1st
 MHS-Barry pass from Raggio (pass failed), 4:53, 1st
 CLH-Micah St. John 6 yard run (Mike Thorpe kick), 3:28, 1st
 MHS-Raggio 1 yard run (Raggio run), 11:18, 2nd
 MHS-Raggio 17 yard run (Raggio run), 6:44, 2nd
 CLH-Austin Brennan 4 yard run (Micah St. John run), 2:46, 2nd
 MHS-Wallis 50 yard pass from Raggio (run failed), 0:50, 2nd
 CLH-Austin Brennan 10 yard run (Mike Thorpe kick), 8:51, 3rd
 MHS-Rice 1 yard run (pass good), 5:37, 3rd
 MHS-Sanchez 55 yard fumble return (pass failed), 3:57, 3rd
 CLH-Micah St. John 1 yard run (Mike Thorpe kick), 11:20, 4th
 MHS-Nava 10 yard pass from Raggio (pass failed), 8:31, 4th
 CLH-Tanner Faris 3 yard run (Mike Thorpe kick), 3:37, 4th
 MHS-Wallis 2 yard run (kick good), 1:43, 4th
 CLH-Heath McDonough 25 yard pass from Ben Fulton (Mike Thorpe kick), 0:05, 4th

 Game Stats          Bulldogs      Hawks
 Total Yards         484           499
 First Downs         21            28
 Rush/Yards          33/242        57/429
 Comp/Att/Int        16/20/1       4/7/0
 Passing Yards       242           70
 Punts/Average       0/0           1/41.0
 Fumbles/Lost        0/0           3/1
 Penalties-Yards     8-70          10/77
 TOP                 20:31         27:29

 Passing          Comp   Att   Pct   Yds   Int  TD
 Ben Fulton       4      7    .571   70    0    1

 Rushing          Att    Yds   Ave   Lg   TD
 Tanner Faris     11     155  14.1   55   1
 Austin Brennan   16     140   8.8   27   3
 Micah St. John   19     121   6.4   15   2
 Matt Adams        5      30   6.0    7   0
 Ben Fulton        6     -17  -2.8    6   0

 Receiving        No     Yds   Ave   Lg   TD
 Heath McDonough  2      40   20.0   25   1
 Austin Brennan   1      11   11.0   11   0
 Robert Woods     1       4    4.0    4   0