Football, Pre/Game | November 9, 2020

Pre/Game for Bi-District: La Vernia vs. CL Hawks

                                                                Hawk’s Firing Off in Win over Burnet, 28-16.

              Pre/Game:    La Vernia     vs.    Canyon Lake
                           Bears (7-3)          Hawks (5-5)

                           La Vernia leads the all-time series, 4-2.
                           2008 Hawks 08 Bears 42
                           2009 Hawks 07 Bears 21
                           2010 Hawks 24 Bears 19
                           2011 Hawks 34 Bears 23
                           2012 Hawks 13 Bears 14
                           2013 Hawks 14 Bears 34

                           This Years Results:
                           Hawks 22 Wimberley   24   Bears 55 Cuero       21
                           Hawks 61 La Grange   31   Bears 28 Navarro     19
                           Hawks 46 Beeville    35   Bears 28 La Grange   31
                           Hawks 24 Jourdanton  38   Bears 47 Gonzales    16
                           Hawks 40 Blanco      41   Bears 14 Sinton      20
                           Hawks 14 Austin LBJ  20   Bears 55 Pearsall    06
                           Hawks 17 Taylor      00   Bears 49 Uvalde      22
                           Hawks 20 Billies     14   Bears 35 Somerset    17
                           Hawks 34 Lampasas    40   Bears 32 Boerne      40
                           Hawks 28 Burnet      16   Bears 42 Pleasanton  00


World’s Finest says Hawks are Too!

Looking at this year’s results would have only one common opponent not counting the Boerne scrimmage.

Going by the results on that common opponent would indicate that The Lake is an overwhelming favorite for this Bi-District encounter.

Why? La Grange was whippersnapped by the Hawks with their best game of the year winning, 61-23. While this team is counted on the losing side for the Bears, 31-28.

Both contests were early in the season letting a casual fan that a lot of water has passed under that bridge.

Canyon Lake’s defense is starting to get a much more solid footing with many of those players being more comfortable in their uniforms. There are several Hawk players that are Sophomores on that side of the ball and those credentials as this season continues helps in that maturity and hence the improvement.

That one game (Lampasas) that the ‘D’ was lit up was to a bona-fide 2nd ranked team in Texas and allowing 40 points would give rise that the defense was up to that task in that loss.

Turnovers and penalties have been the culprits for CL’s offensive side and when those mistakes are present, then you will have a half-time score where only one touchdown was scored in ast week’s game with Burnet.

                  Hawk Proud!!

When those mistakes are minimized then you have a team that dominates the 2nd half in that same game with Burnet and win by double figures.

La Vernia will bring a 50/50 offensive unit to the field this week with 273 rushing plays compared to 234 passing. In yardage gained, the Bears, have 700 more yards via the airways.

QB Gage Lowry is not a game breaker by running and will predominately use his passing skills to do his most damage. Gage has a 61% accuracy and has thrown 29 touchdowns with only 6 interceptions.

That leading receiver is Daryl Dulak with 812 yards followed by Koy Carpenter with bout the same reception amount for 561 yards.

Running back Hunter Kitzmiller will have the bulk of hand-offs and has amassed 685 yards with 7 touchdowns. Kitzmiller has only 7 receptions and will help in protection in the backfield for the QB Lowry.

          Let’s Go Hawks!!

Jody Gonzalez is another back with a decent amount of damage with 429 yards rushing.

In that loss to La Grange the Bears turned the ball over 4 times giving reason for that loss to the Leopards.

LV does have games that had multiple turnovers and if the Hawks can force some mistakes then a win is possible with a chance to go into the Area round which last happened during that 2017 season.