After nearly two years of searching, the Lehman Lobos Friday got themselves back in the win column.
Fourteen second half points was enough for Lehman (1-0) to outlast the New Braunfels Canyon Cougars (0-1) in a wild 24-21 barnburner, giving the Lobo football program its first win since Sept. 14, 2017. It also marked Lehman’s first victory under second year head coach Bruce Salmon.
Lehman jumped out to a 10-7 second quarter lead via a 54-yard touchdown run from running back Kanui Guidry. Canyon surged ahead right before halftime with a 1-yard touchdown run from Micah Willard, giving the Cougars a 14-10 advantage.
The Lobos responded by tallying 14 unanswered points, highlighted by a 16-yard touchdown pass from Zack Caserez to Jaidyn Brown. Lehman held a 24-14 cushion with 80 seconds left in the game.
Canyon fought back and rallied for a three-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Dallas Gomez to wide receiver Luke Greebon with nine seconds left in the game, but couldn’t draw any closer.
Guidry finished with a game high 88 yards rushing and one touchdown, while Willliams gained 63 yards and a score. Lobo quarterback Joey Guajardo went 7 of 13 for 68 yards as Caserez went 2 of 4 for 33 yards and one touchdown. Brown led Lobo receivers with 35 yards on three catches.
Canyon quarterback Michael Bassett went 9 of 19 for 100 yards passing and an interception, while Gomez went 2 of 5 for 30 yards and a score. Bassett led the team with 57 yards rushing on 17 carries.