Pre/Game: Canyon Lake Hawks @ Boerne
Pre/Game: CL Hawks @ Boerne Hawks (4-5) Greyhounds (6-3) All-Time Series: Boerne has a 3-2 advantage since '10 season. 2010 Hawks 21 Boerne 07 2011 Boerne 35 Hawks 14 2012 Boerne 43 Hawks 16 2013 Hawks 37 Boerne 28 2014 Boerne 42 Hawks 35 This Season’s Record Hawks 00 Blanco 14 Hounds 41 Hondo 00 Hawks 25 Smithville 14 Hounds 28 Medina Valley 21 Hawks 50 Marion 55 Hounds 13 Marble Falls 14 Hawks 28 Wimberley 14 Hounds 48 SA Antonian 42 Hawks 14 Lampasas 42 Hounds 55 Sonora 38 Hawks 07 Liberty Hill 31 Hounds 28 Taylor 42 Hawks 42 Bandera 07 Hounds 31 Fredericksburg 14 Hawks 17 Billies 06 Hounds 21 Liberty Hill 37 Hawks 28 Taylor 31 Hounds 21 Bandera 07 ============================================
Canyon Lake will be fighting for a third seed this week in their game with Boerne as a win would also give the Hawks a .500 record which would also be a hight water mark since the 2011 season when CL finished with an 8-2 game advantage but missed the playoffs.
The ReSporter wanted to start with that line of thinking as that history lesson was a tough one for Canyon Lake as it was in the game with the Greyhounds that knocked the Hawks out of a chance for more games.
This year both schools have 2-2 district records as Boerne is coming off a win in Bandera while the Hawks suffered a excruciating loss to Taylor after leading by 19 points.
Adjustments made by the Ducks rendered the CL offense without the same first half success and adding those dastardly fumbles to the mix, would give people cancelling their Disney tickets in order to not having to see Donald Duck.
Those 31 points sound like a lot, but in retrospect, when you add that great field position surrendered with those fumbles the Hawks finished with more yardage and held Taylor more than 150 off their season average.
Since the Liberty Hill game, CL had shut down Bandera and Fredericksburg’s offense while holding each of those teams to single digits.
Now, Canyon Lake will have another passing team to defense and that will tell you another tough game for the Hawks.
Brooks Klutts was the signal caller in last week’s win over Bandera and he will run if he is in trouble on passing plays.
Klutts has averaged over 10 yards per run and that will need to be addressed by Canyon Lake as last year’s loss to the Greyhounds had a quarterback run for 35 yards giving Boerne a win.
Nick Novak will be the main running back as will also bring a good average per rush with over 6 yards per tote.
While Carter Snelling and Eli Davis have been the receivers that have had good productive years for the Greyhounds.
There are several players that will have a chance for receptions as Boerne is to the pass what Canyon Lake is to the run.
Boerne has had 12 players that have received a pass which would be just 6 off the number of passes Canyon Lake has as receptions.
To win this game, Canyon Lake, will need to have zero turnovers and if that is not done, then that could be the recipe for a loss.
The Hawks will need to get pressure on the QB and some sacks would go a long way in stopping Greyhound drives.
Canyon Lake would also benefit from a special night by the special teams.
Now is the time for the Hawks to lose the young team tag and take this game from Boerne.
That is a possibility as Canyon Lake has a chance to awaken at the right time and see if they can make a run for their 3rd playoff year in a row.