Pre/Game: CL Hawks @ Burnet
Pre/Game: Canyon Lake @ Burnet Hawks (4-5) Bulldogs (5-4) The Bulldogs lead this series 4-3. Past Contests: 2008 Hawks 06 Bulldogs 49 2009 Hawks 07 Bulldogs 40 2010 Hawks 27 Bulldogs 20 2012 Hawks 31 Bulldogs 37 2013 Hawks 07 Bulldogs 34 2018 Hawks 43 Bulldogs 00 2019 Hawks 28 Bulldogs 14 Results for 2020: Hawks 22 Wimberley 24 Dogs 46 Jarrell 06 Hawks 61 La Grange 23 Dogs 29 Gonzales 21 Hawks 46 Beeville 35 Dogs 07 Boerne 30 Hawks 24 Jourdanton 38 Dogs 22 Brownwood 36 Hawks 40 Blanco 41 Dogs 42 Robinson 21 Hawks 14 Austin LBJ 21 Dogs 21 Fredericksburg 06 Hawks 17 Taylor 00 Dogs 07 Lampasas 45 Hawks 20 Fredericksburg 14 Dogs 17 Taylor 00 Hawks 34 Lampasas 40 Dogs 10 Austin LBJ 18 ——————————————————————————————————————
Canyon Lake will be on the road in Burnet as the winner/loser in this game will secure the bottom two seeds (3rd-4th) in the District 13-4A standings.
The Hawks are presently on a two game winning streak in this series and will look to even the game score with a win at 4 games a piece.
Burnet was one of those schools that played Canyon Lake when that first season got going. CL’s first win was in Marble Falls for a Bi-District surprise win over that stalwart Bulldog’s team, 27-20.
When it comes to comparing common opponents, this will look like a game that either team could win based on how well each school can regroup after suffering losses last week. Consistency for each squad has not been smooth and a win should give some glimmer of hope going into the post-season.
Both teams beat Freddie in similar fashion and the losses with Austin LBJ played out bout the same.
Lampasas was challenged by CL with their best result but that was not a great deal of difference for Burnet either. The Bulldogs had a much closer game than that score indicates. That game had been going well into the 2nd half of play before the separation happened with that Badger talent.
There are three players to keep an eye on for the Bulldogs, starting with running back Marcus Escamilia that will be a down hill rusher when he breaks through the line of scrimmage.
Burnet has similarities with a lot of Hawk opponents as the Bulldog Quarterback Jaxson Denton who can open the game up with his running and if the Bulldogs want to go to the airwaves, Devonte Miller has been that go to player.
These players will go both ways and that same athleticism will be evident defensively too.
Canyon Lake continues to add players coming off their injury list with each passing week. Last week’s team was able to field an almost full roster against Lampasas last week since practice began in August. That was certainly a boost that helped in keeping that Badger game up in the air and down to those final seconds of that contest.
CL’s defense has been improving with each week and that should go a long way in helping and if that consistency can continue it will be a plus for the Hawks.
Taking care of the ball played dividends last week as The Lake has won the turnover battle in each district outing thus far. That will be a must in this game based on how evenly each team has fared with common opponents.
Some other nuggets for comparison sake comes with offensive yardage gained in district play.
Total Offense Burnet Canyon Lake Lampasas 149 498 Fredericksburg 359 297 Austin LBJ 237 280 Average 248.3 358.3
Win the trenches on both sided of the ball and taking care of the ball will go a long way in placing Canyon Lake as the third seed entering post-season next week.