Lobos top Canyon to end 17-game losing streak

After nearly two years of searching, the Lehman Lobos football team 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.

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