Football, Pre/Game | October 10, 2018

Pre-Game: Taylor @ Canyon Lake

Canyon Lake High School Tailback / Cornerback Nic Rivera (#15) picks up a block from Halfback / Linebacker Tristan Chacon (#20) and rushes for a gain against Blanco High School. [Photo Credit: Mark Robinson / MJR Photography / www.mjrphotog.com]

           Pre/Game:    Taylor        @    Canyon Lake        Friday 7:30
                        Ducks (2-2)        Hawks (5-0)

           Taylor leads this Series with a 3-1 record.
                        2014  CL Hawks  31   Taylor Ducks  33
                        2015  CL Hawks  28   Taylor Ducks  31
                        2016  CL Hawks  44   Taylor Ducks  50
                        2017  CL Hawks  28   Taylor Ducks  14

           This Years Results:
           CL Hawks  22  Marble Falls  00     Ducks  21  Robinson  41
           CL Hawks  20  Weiss         03     Ducks  30  Lockhart  29
           CL Hawks  33  Wimberley     14     Ducks  14  Giddings  24
           CL Hawks  50  Smithville    30     Ducks  35  Salado    25
           CL Hawks  21  Blanco        14     Ducks  00  La Grange 21 


                      Go Hawks!!

Canyon Lake will be welcoming their first District 14-4A Division I opponent in the Taylor Ducks this Friday, as the win or go home time of the year commences.

This series has been an exciting battle with Taylor taking the first 3 contests by a total of 11 points and the last two were played with the winner being crowned the district champion.

All three of those losses had The Lake with a lead going into the 4th quarter. Last season, Taylor, tied the score in the 4th before CL would answer with two scores for the win.

CL lost in that 4th quarter in each of those previous 3 contests after enjoying a lead that would not hold.

             Biggest Lead                        4th Quarter Lead          Final Score
    2016     17-0    7:35 left in 2nd Quarter    37-36     8:40 left       Ducks 33-31
    2015     28-9    0:59 left in 2nd Quarter    28-16    10:28 left       Ducks 31-28
    2014     17-6    9:57 left in 2nd Quarter    24-20    11:03 left       Ducks 50-44


You get the idea, this has been an exciting game without exception.

This year Taylor is replacing some skill positions and have tested their team with a tough schedule.

The Ducks rank 3rd in district with their defense and offensively being just under 1000 yards with their passing game.

                    Go Hawks!!

Cole Harms has been a part of those passing numbers with his major target being Michael Schneider who has 25 catches for 300 yards. Joshua Blue is second with 16 receptions covering 202 yards coming into this contest.

Jalean Tealer leads the ground game with 356 yards and 3 touchdowns. Which should be a good one-two punch against the Hawks’ defense.

The Ducks best weapon will come from reversing the field with a dynamite punter, Senior Ryan Hanson, comes into this game with a balmy 44 yards per punt average. One of those kicks went for 67 yards.

Canyon Lake has not had their best season in taking care of the ball and Taylor has forced 4 fumbles while recovering 3 of those miscues.

The Hawks will need to get their offense back in gear with each game being for keeps. Taylor has not had a good defense against the run which could play into CL’s wheel house.

The Lake will have their hands full and taking the air out of the ball would be a good way of having a good chance against the Ducks this year.

One thing The ReSporter can deduce is that no matter Taylor’s record, this school is a tough out.

Go Hawks!!