Football, Game Article | June 1, 2018

CL Hawk’s Pleasanton Win is No. 2 on this Year’s Countdown

Canyon Lake High School Running Back Jacob Ruff (#32) rushes for a touchdown against the Pleasanton High School Eagles.            (mjrphotog.com)

We are down to the final two for this year’s Top 15 Hawk Sporting events for this past school year. This was a season that had some similarities from the 2009-10 sports year when CL was taken to the cleaners in every sport that first year of varsity play.

That second year had several sports that broke the playoff barrier for the first time.


                    Volleyball          Football
                    Girls Basketball    Baseball

    Way to Go Hawks!!

All major sports and a year of pushing the envelope and giving hope for a school that might have a chance of excelling for many years to come.

This being the 10th year of competing had CL going much further with several of those sports.

Football, based on the number of fans, will always be a sport that will rate above the others and having the Hawks inching another round in the playoffs helped continue building those new blocks for future students to aspire to achieve themselves.

Hence, we have our #2 game being a win over Pleasanton in a 2nd round victory that gave CL another week of playing, reaching the month of December.

Head Coach Charlie Drum was to the point with his assessment on this win, “A great come from behind victory that we dominated in the second half, especially by our offensive and defensive lines. It was a great win for our seniors as we talked about all year of raising the bar for future teams. Our first trip into the third round and a Decemnber playoff game certainly did just that.”


                                     HAWK TOP 15 COUNTDOWN
                                 15. Volleyball win over Wimberley in Bi-District
                                 14. Girl’s Basketball beating Boerne Champion
                                 13. Boy’s Basketball win over Wimberley
                                 12. CL’s Football Bi-District win over Gatesville
                                 11. Hawk Ladies Track & Field Season
                                 10. Canyon Lake Football defeating an undefeated Boerne
                                  9. Softball sweeping Navarro in their Bi-District contest
                                  8. Girl’s Basketball Region win over Sealy
                                  7. Softball Road win over Fredericksburg
                                  6. Lady B-ball win over Billies has CL enjoying a 1st place 
                                  5. Boy’s Track & Field Area Meet
                                  4. Taylor Football District Win!!
                                  3. Baseball Bandera Series
                                  2. Pleasanton Area Football Victory

Canyon Lake had been at this door on three previous occasions with each try getting close but no cigar.


                   Previous Area Contests

               2010   CL Hawks 24  Somerset    25
               2013   CL Hawks 08  La Grange   50
               2014   CL Hawks 21  Rockport    27 OT
               2017   CL Hawks 28  Pleasanton  10

Two of those 3 contests were close losses. A missed field goal in 2010 with no time left on the clock. That fg try was inches away from clearing the goal posts. The game with Rockport went into overtime which tells you how close that Area Post-Season contest ended.

               Great Year Hawks!!

Canyon Lake would be favored in this match-up but those games still need to be played on the field as there are many times that, who is favored, comment is not worth the paper it is typed on.

The Pleasanton Eagles were not a pushover, as they led by 3 points going into their halftime routine. Getting through those cobwebs from previous battles for this round would hopefully be evident in those last two quarters.

With 21 unanswered points scored in that 2nd Half would have Canyon Lake making a date for playing a game in December.

Enjoy the read as you dream of those pads being put on in two more months.

CL Hawks Make History in Pleasanton Win, 28-10