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Canyon Lake Hawks look to get back on winning track during homecoming game

CAPTION: The Canyon Lake Hawks are hunting for a victory Friday, Sept. 16, when they welcome San Antonio Veterans Memorial to Hawk Stadium. It’s homecoming for Canyon Lake, which makes it an even more exciting night for Hawk fans. File photo

The Canyon Lake Hawks (1-2 overall, 0-0 District 13-4A Division I) are looking for a homecoming victory on Friday, Sept. 16, when they host the Veteran Memorial Patriots (2-1 overall, 0-0 District 13-5A Division II) at Hawk Stadium for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

The Hawks are coming off a nail-biting 44-36 loss to the Boerne Champion Chargers (2-1, District 12-5A Division I) on Friday, Sept. 9. The Chargers jumped out to a 23-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and added 14 more in the second half.

The Hawks managed six points in the second quarter. In the third quarter both teams scored a touchdown.

However, in the fourth quarter the Hawks exploded for 23 unanswered points of their own. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to eclipse the Chargers’ lead.

Senior quarterback Hunter Anderson led the Hawks, going 10 for 18 for 226 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran in two scores.

Sophomore running back Carter Williams and senior Hayden Baker each caught a touchdown reception, and senior Chase Anderson added a touchdown run.

Junior fullback Justin Abbot led the Hawks on the ground with 129 yards rushing.

Canyon Lake faces the high-scoring Patriots who are coming off a 55-0 win over San Antonio MacArthur. Against MacArthur, Patriots senior quarterback Jason Cantu went four out of five for 86 yards through the air with two touchdown passes. Also sharing duties under center is senior Chris Irving who was six out of nine passing for 49 yards. But Irving scored two rushing touchdowns.

The Patriots’ leading rusher against MacArthur was junior James Peoples with 123 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries.

In their first three games, Veterans Memorial has scored 141 points and only given up 42 points.            

Kickoff for the game is 7:30 p.m. at Hawks Stadium, 8555 FM 32 in Fischer. Tickets are available online only. Comal Independent School District also enforces a clear-bag policy for all its home athletic events.

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