Wall Hawks Didn't Give Crane a Chance
SAN ANGELO, TX — They have it all— an offense that could not be stopped, and a stone cold defense. The Wall Hawks soared over Crane High School and into the playoffs for a ninth-straight season with a 64-13 victory.
“They want to set the tone early, so they came out tonight with that in mind”, said Wall’s Head Coach Houston Guy about his squad.
Said statement could not be more accurate as they scored on their first possession then once again on the first down of their second possession. Both were impressive runs. The first was Tymber Carr on a 93-yard run, then Garrett Stephens who rushed 59 yards, setting the score to 13-0 very quickly.
Stephens finished the night as the leading rusher for the Hawks with 119 yards.
Stephens credited this to “really good blocking up front” which enabled him “to get the easy yards and break a few tackles.”
Wall collected over 450 total rushing yards.
“We hang our hat on running the ball,” Coach Guy reassured.
WATCH Coach Houston Guy's postgame remarks:
Tymber Carr and Brock Rosenquist each put up two touchdowns in the first half. But the final touchdown of the half was a scoop and score by Sterling Guy to really amplify the energy the defense was already carrying. Into the locker room at the half, the Hawks were up 44-0.
Crane was held scoreless until the second half. Wall also pinned them by only allowing 218 yards of total offense.
“Anytime our defense gets out there we get really excited,” said Coach Guy. “We’re pretty confident in their ability to play.”
The Hawks put up three more touchdowns in the second half, one of which was by the defense. Cameron Barnes recovered on a fumble recovery, taking the ball home for the Hawks to close out their scoring for the night with 56 seconds left in the third quarter. Crane tried to answer but came up short as they only squeaked into the end zone twice.
WATCH: Garrett Stephens of Wall High School on the victory over Crane on Oct. 20.
Wall, now 7-0, made a powerful statement in the 64-13 playoff-clinching win over Crane.
Next week, Wall will host Midland Christian (6-1) with hopes of keeping this winning streak alive.