Football, Game Article | October 31, 2015

Hawks Suffer from Fumbleitis in Loss to Taylor, 31-28



CL Lake Hawks come down with ‘Fumbleitis’ in loss to Taylor on Saturday afternoon, 31-28.

Senior Matt Adams is not finished yet.

Senior Matt Adams is not finished yet.

“Defensively we did real well,” Head Coach Charley Drum started. “We have had problems this year (with fumbles) and I hated this for our seniors.”

Coach Drum continued, “They took care of the ball and we gave a talented team field position all game with our fumbles.”

The Hawks could not stand prosperity as they went bankrupt in giveaways by coughing up 5 lost fumbles in this winnable contest.

Taylor jumped out to a quick 9 point lead before Canyon Lake responded with 4 consecutive touchdown drives and what many thought was a comfortable halftime lead, 28-9.

First play of the second half? A Hawk fumble and then the Ducks took over and scored quickly which helped in getting the Taylor fans to hold off on leaving to see if there might be more early Christmas presents from Canyon Lake.

Christmas would come early and often, as the Hawks scattered those miscues throughout the rest of this game giving Taylor chances for a comeback and eventual win.

Taylor averaged over 400 yards offensively this season and the Hawks defense did hold the Ducks to 131 yards less than their average which would be a good sign for a chance in getting a victory.

CL’s offense would go silent in the second half as the Hawks only counter with 89 yards and by adding those costly fumbles, it proved to be too much to overcome.

The Hawks and Ducks have now played two games with both games being decided by 3 and 2 points as this is a team Canyon Lake just can’t finish.

In that first half, Canyon Lake did have success in the running game as Jacob Ruff would finish with his first century mark rushing game while the bag of tricks, Senior Matt Adams, broke his jet sweep for 64 yards and a ton of momentum going into the halftime locker room.

“We just got to find out if we want to win,” a disappointed Adams said. “We (the seniors) have to convey that every game matters and we will have a chance to redeem ourselves next week.”

Canyon Lake has a reputation these past couple of years that they can bounce back after tough losses and now the Hawks will need to respond against Boerne as they go into the playoff season.

What a tale of two halves as this game could not have ended any worse as Taylor was opening their presents with reckless abandon.

Canyon Lake has clinched a chance for more games, but instead of playing for a second seed, CL will need to beat Boerne to get a third seed for the playoff season.

Go Hawks and Beat the Greyhounds!

                1   2   3   4   Final
 Taylor Ducks   9   0   7  15   31
 CL Hawks       7  21   0   0   28
 Scoring Summary:
 TD-Reynolds 15 yard run (kick failed), 8:15, 1st
 TD-Hanson 29 yard field goal, 3:17, 1st
 CL-Tanner Faris 40 yard run (Mike Thorpe kick), 0:09, 1st
 CL-Austin Brennan 11 yard run (Mike Thorpe kick), 8:38, 2nd
 CL-Jacob Ruff 3 yard run (Mike Thorpe kick), 2:53, 2nd
 CL-Matt Adams 64 yard run (Mike Thorpe kick), 0:59, 2nd
 TD-Cooper 20 yard pass (Hanson kick), 10:29, 3rd
 TD-Garcia 10 yard pass (Hanson kick), 11:49, 4th
 TD-Crittendon 2 yard run (Cooper pass), 5:27, 4th

 Game Stats         Ducks      Hawks
 Total Yardage      319        327
 First Downs        15         18
 Rushing/Yards      28/120     49/324
 Comp/Att/Int       22/33/0    1/2/0
 Passing Yards      199        3
 Punts/Average      4/35.5     2/38.0
 Fumbles/Lost       1/1        5/5
 Penalties-Yards    6-40       2-10

 Passing        Comp  Att   Pct   Yds  Int  TD
 Ben Fulton     1     1   1.000   3    0    0
 Tanner Faris   0     1    .000   0    0    0

 Rushing        Att   Yds   Ave   Lg   TD
 Jacob Ruff     22    111   5.1   10   1
 Tanner Faris   10     93   9.3   40   1
 Matt Adams      1     64  64.0   64   1
 Austin Brennan  8     26   3.3   11   1
 Micah St. John  6     26   4.3    9   0
 Robert Woods    1     -1    —     —   —
 Team            1      8    —     —   —

 Receiving         No  Yds  Ave   Lg  TD
 Heath McDonough   1   3    3.0   3   0