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Football, Pre/Game | November 14, 2018

Pre/Game: CL Hawks vs. Needville Blue Jays

Canyon Lake High School Guard / Defensive End Alex Hardin (#36) sacks the Lampasas quarterback for a loss. [Photo Credit: Mark Robinson / MJR Photography / www.mjrphotog.com]

     Pre/Game: Canyon Lake    vs.     Needville
               Hawks (7-3)            Blue Jays (6-4)

     This will be the first meeting for Canyon Lake and Needville.

     This year’s results:
     Hawks 22 Marble Falls   00    Blue Jays 55 Houston Math      00
     Hawks 20 Weiss          03    Blue Jays 64 Houston St Thomas 58
     Hawks 33 Wimberley      14    Blue Jays 41 CC Calallen       61
     Hawks 50 Smithville     30    Blue Jays 21 Yoakum            42
     Hawks 21 Blanco         14    Blue Jays 64 El Campo          41
     Hawks 37 Taylor         20    Blue Jays 62 Bay City          42
     Hawks 43 Burnet         00    Blue Jays 28 West Columbia     31
     Hawks 14 Freddie        21    Blue Jays 42 Fulshear          39
     Hawks 27 Lampasas       34    Blue Jays 14 Free Brazosport   13
     Hawks 00 Liberty Hill   47    Blue Jays 14 Sealy             43

                  Bi-District Results for Last 5 years
                  2013 Hawks 24  Pleasanton   21
                  2014 Hawks 49  Waco La Vega 26
                  2015 Hawks 10  Waco La Vega 42
                  2016 Hawks 17  Liberty Hill 38
                  2017 Hawks 31  Gatesville   21

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             Let’s Go Hawks!!

The Hawks have been here before, in fact, this will be their 6th season in a row with Canyon Lake gracing the post-season. Presently CL has a 3-2 Bi-District record going into this battle during that streak.

Canyon Lake did not finish their season with guns blazing and finding that element of their game will be paramount in this, win or go home, time of year will be front and center.

The Lake has not had a full roster for a while but the coaches have a lot of moving parts and piecing their defense and offense will go along way in finding a solution to those recent short comings.

Needville, on the other hand, has shown they can put points on the scoreboard. Six of their 10 games had 40 or more points but the Blue Jays are coming into this contest scoring 14 points in their last two battles.

This Blue Jay offense has averaged 159 receiving yards and 292 rushing yards per game. That would tell most observers, this group of players can excel in both, based on their need in the heat of battle.

#8 Senior Kenny Hrncir, will be the signal caller and he has struggled in the last 3 contests averaging 100 yards through the air.

       Hit-Man says Go Hawks!!

Hrncir can hurt you with his legs as those same 3 games he accumulated, 315 yards and finished with 1,051 yards via the run. Those two weapons would account for 2636 total yards giving CL enough to plan for in this one player.

What might attribute to those offensive points being minimized in the last 3 contests high come from missing Ashton Stredick their main running back who went out in the Blue Jays game with Brazosport.

That will sound familiar to Hawk fans as The Lake’s downward spiral coincided with the loss of Running Back Jacob Ruff.

Needville was a two headed monster with Stredick and Harncir running….between these two players, they were 83% of their rushing attempts. Now if Stredick is out, it will make that monster easier to contain when the other threat is missing in action.

The ReSporter’s guess is that Stredick will be in action as there are no tomorrows for the losing team.

Way to Plug Leaks, Go Hawks!!

Needville will play their best players and Canyon Lake will need to find the right keys to their offense as this could become a game of the team with the ball last winning.

Canyon Lake has one advantage with many of these players having a taste of going 3 rounds in the playoffs last season which should help in the preparation.

Should be a good contest and if you cannot make it to Cuero then tune in to Canyon Lake Broadcasting for play by play coverage.

Go Hawks!!