Football, Game Article | November 17, 2018

Needville was not Needy in Win over Canyon Lake, 42-28

     Caleb Almond using Marshall Netting as a shield in run against Needville.             (photo by Karen Holmes)

Needville was not Needy in their, 42-28 win over the Canyon Lake Hawks in this Bi-District Battle in Cuero.

Canyon Lake staged a late comeback that ended short and ended this season in their loss to Needville.

        Great Year & Go Hawks!!

“We were comparing Needville’s offense to Lampasas and having a Senior Quarterback in the playoffs is hard to beat,” Head Coach Charlie Drum said. “He was the difference in the game….he is a player. But, I was very proud of our guys, we were down 35-14 and they could have called it quits but they cashed in.”

The Lake did strike first with an 89 yard drive when Trenton Lorett cashed on his first run for 35 yards. Tristan Chacon would add a 26 yard run one play later which propelled CL for a quick touchdown on a Lorett 9 yard jet sweep for that first score.

“I did not get to come back and play until district started and I just wanted to give it my all,” Senior Everything Lorett said. “They were not expecting our plays on that drive….we went to the line so fast to start that play and we were able to punch them in the mouth on that play.”

Needville Blue Jays answered with a 72 yard drive using a mix of runs and passes to tie the score three minutes later.

This Blue Jay squad had been scoring with an alarming rate for much of this season and after a Needville defensive stop, helped in getting an edge for another quick score and lead, 14-7 at the beginning of the 2nd quarter.

Needville’s defense had several players in the box that helped stop CL’s counter and dive plays. Then two straight plays going around the end helped soften up the middle for Almond with two runs covering 18 yards and tying the score, 14 all.

That score would give the Blue Jays just enough time for another go ahead score before half and 7 point lead.

Canyon Lake had been struggling during the 2nd half for their last 3 games, and it seemed that might still be a hurdle to hard to clear, when Needville opened the 3rd quarter with 14 points on their first two drives and racing to a 35-14 lead before the start of the final 12 minutes.

            Proud of the Hawks!!

That is when the no quit Hawks would respond scoring on their first play to start the 4th quarter on a Chacon 44 yard run that put this Senior atop that 100 yard rushing plateau for his last time as a Hawk, 35-21.

A Hawk defense stopped Needville on a 4th down try deep on CL’s side of the field giving a slimmer of hope for the good guys.

On this drive, the Hawks, would pull off the ‘peanut play’ on two plays in a row having Lorett going untouched for 53 yards and leaving CL within 7 points, 35-28.

There would still be enough time for a chance to tie, but Needville’s QB Hrncir, would not be denied on the Jays next drive that would seal the game for the Blue Jays and season for Canyon Lake.

Lorett (156) and Chacon (134) both topped the century mark in helping Canyon Lake to pull off the upset.

Lorett and Chacon would finish 3rd & 4th respectfully on the All-Time Scoring Charts.


                            Top 10 All-Time Scorers
                                                Pts       Last Yr.
                         1)  Zach Henshaw       305       2011
                         2)  Tanner Faris       248       2017
                         3)  Trenton Lorett     213       2018
                         4)  Tristan Chacon     194       2018
                         5)  Josh DeVries       182       2015
                         6)  Hayden Dubois      156       2014
                         7)  Austin Brennan     150       2016
                         8)  Micah St. John     146       2017
                         9)  Mike Thorpe        124       2015
                        10)  Eric Nelson        108       2009

There were a lot of Seniors that had given The Lake many wins these past 3 years and a good ride it has been. There 3 year record, 24-11 helped putt Canyon Lake to the .500 mark since games started counting in 2008.

Thanks for your dedication and hard work in putting CLake on the map. Go Hawks!!


            1  2  3  4  Final
CL Hawks    7  7  0 14  28
Needville   7 14 14  7  42
Scoring Summary:
CL- Trenton Lorett 9 yard run (Trenton Lorett kick), 7:47, 1st
BJ- Ashton Stredick 4 yard run (Bryan Santiago kick), 4:40, 1st
BJ- Kenny Hrncir 5 yard run (Santiago kick), 11:22, 2nd
CL- Caleb Almond 5 yard run (Trenton Lorett kick), 4:29, 2nd
BJ- Kenny Hrncir 10 yard run (Santiago kick), 0:19, 2nd
BJ- Stredick 6 yard run (Santiago kick), 9:22, 3rd
BJ- Dax Bridges 35 yard pass from Hrncir (Santiago kick), 0:43, 3rd
CL- Tristan Chacon 44 yard run (Trenton Lorett kick), 11:22, 4th
CL- Trenton Lorett 53 yard run (Trenton Lorett kick), 8:09, 4th
BJ- Hrncir 5 yard run (Santiago kick), 2:45, 4th

Team Stats        Blue Jays    Hawks
Total Yards       478          425
First Downs       29           17
Rush/Yards        44/325       40/372
Comp/Att/Int      12/19/0      3/10/1
Passing Yards     153          49
Punts/Average     1/51.0       2/34.0
Fumbles/Lost      1/0          1/0
Penalties-Yards   4-35         8-73

Passing           Comp  Att   Pct   Int  Yds  TD
Peyton McMullen   3     10   .300   1    49   0

Rushing           Att   Yds   Ave   Lg   TD
Trenton Lorett     8    158  19.8   53   2
Tristan Chacon    14    131   9.4   44   1
Caleb Almond       9     48   5.3   13   1
Nic Rivera         7     48   6.9   14   0
Peyton McMullen    2     -9   —-     1   0

Receiving          No   Yds   Ave   Lg   TD
Tristan Chacon     2    36   17.5   27   0
JT Greene          1    13   13.0   13   0