Football, Game Article | May 11, 2017

Top Ten Hawk Games: #9 CL Hawks 40 Blanco 07

Austin Brennan and Joseph Crisp are after a Panther in Hawk Win, 40-07. (photo Karen Holmes)

Number 9 for our countdown happened in Blanco when the Hawk Football team got a Panther off their back when they stopped a losing streak to our neighbors to the tune of, 40-7.

This game was delayed over an hour as there was a fierce lightning storm and the two combatants retreated to their locker room (CL gathered in their Hawk School Bus).

Not a fun start to a season when you are in full pads and sitting through a storm in those comfortable bus seats.

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The Hawks had been in a 3 year losing streak with the Panthers and those games were sound beatings which had CL starting from scratch for their next contest as they would look to revamp, in hopes of getting back on track.

Both sides of the ball had a good start to their season as the offense totaled 500 yards while the defense allowed just 152 yards to the Panthers.

In those recent games with Blanco, the Hawks offense has waited for their 2nd game of the season to get on track and having the offense coming out of their bus, after the delay, with abandon had to put a smile on the Coaches faces.

The score was tied at 7-all going into the 2nd Quarter and that was the start when Senior Running Back, Austin Brennan with two carries equaled Blanco’s total yardage with a 61 and 90 yard jaunts to the end-zone.

Tanner Faris was the other Hawk topping the 100 yard marker as both players would go on to 1000

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yard seasons.

Another good sign was having Trenton Lorett proving that he could convert the pat’s with just one miss out of 5 tries. That stat would have this Sophomore not missing until the 9th game as he proved to be an automatic after seeing a graduating Mike Thorpe leaving that hole to fill.

Blanco was no match for CL’s defense as the Panther’s QB would complete the same amount of passes to his receivers and Canyon Lake after a Hawk interception.

The line of scrimmage was the biggest improvement as Jacob Foster and company had their way in steamrolling the lanes for the Hawk rushers.

Canyon Lake seemed to have a mental block when starting their season and with this win, that block was transferred to the offensive line in how they blocked the Panthers for a very satisfying win to start their campaign.

That elevated this game to the #9th spot for this year’s, Hawk Top Ten Countdown.


            1  2  3  4  Final
 CL Hawks   7 12 14  7  40
 Blanco     7  0  0  0  07
 Scoring Summary:
 CLH-Micah St. John 1 yard run (Trenton Lorett kick), 8:13, 1st
 BHS-Kailen Webster 1 yard run (pat good), 3:40, 1st
 CLH-Tanner Faris 3 yard run (pat failed), 4:09, 2nd
 CLH-Austin Brennan 61 yard run (pass failed), 1:34, 2nd
 CLH-Austin Brennan 90 yard run (Trenton Lorett kick), 7:24, 3rd
 CLH-Brandon Courtney 66 yd pass from Ben Fulton (Lorett kick), 2:41, 3rd
 CLH-Ben Fulton 21 yd pass from Brandon Courtney (Lorett kick), 10:11, 4th

 Game Stats         Blanco      CL Hawks
 Total Yards        152         500
 First Downs        13          20
 Rushes/Yards       37/143      43/381
 Comp/Att/Int       1/11/1      3/4/1
 Passing Yards      9           119
 Punts/Average      4/33.0      0/0
 Fumbles/Lost       1/0         1/0
 Penalties-Yards    2-10        10-70
 TOP                25:32       22:28

 Passing            Comp  Att   Pct.  Yds  Int  TD
 Ben Fulton         2     2   1.000   98   0    1
 Brandon Courtney   1     2    .500   21   1    1

 Rushing            Att   Yds   Ave   Lg   TD
 Austin Brennan      8    170  21.3   90   2
 Tanner Faris       13    120   9.2   17   1
 Hayden Reed         3     33  11.0   17   0
 Micah St. John     11     29   2.6    6   1
 Joseph Ruiz         2     11   5.5    6   0
 Anthony Jones       2      7   3.5    6   0
 Ben Fulton          1      5   5.0    5   0
 Ross Snowden        1      3   3.0    3   0
 Brandon Courtney    2      3   1.5    5   0

 Receiving          No    Yds   Ave   Lg   TD
 Brandon Courtney    1    66   66.0   66   1
 Austin Brennan      1    32   32.0   32   0
 Ben Fulton          1    21   21.0   21   1