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