AUSTIN (KXAN) — Two Texas secondary school football giants went toe-to-toe at The Pfield in Pflugerville on Saturday, and Westlake punched its ticket to its seventh-consecutive 6A semifinal 21-14 over Lake Travis to win the 6A Division I Region IV champion.
Leading 14-7 with 3:21 left in the 4th quarter, Westlake placed the video game away on Jack Kayser’s 4-yard goal run, the 69th job hurrying goal of his job and 2nd of the video game. An interception off a dispersed go by Westlake’s Denim Collins established the property that Kayser finished with a rating. Lake Travis quarterback Chaston Ditta discharged a pass to Kadyn Leon that jumped off his arm. Collins dove below the sphere to make the large play and obtain the sphere back for the Chaps.
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Lake Travis racked up a goal with 0:27 left in the 4th quarter to obtain it back to a one-score video game, a 2-yard pass from Ditta to Josiah Thomas, yet the Chaps recouped the onside kick effort to seal the win.
“I’m so proud of our guys,” Westlake head trainer Tony Salazar claimed. “We knew this would be a one-score game like this, and our guys gutted out the week of work. Now we get a shot to where we want to be.”
The groups virtually went the whole very first fifty percent scoreless till the Chaps racked up with 0:06 left. Sophomore quarterback Rees Wise hit Cal Livengood with a 16-yard pass over the center that Livengood captured right at the objective line and afterwards detected the end line. After the RUB, Westlake took a 7-0 introduce the halftime break.
The Chaps extended their cause 14-0 in the 3rd quarter adhering to a 12-yard goal run by Kayser.
Lake Travis jumped on the board with 9:23 left in the 4th quarter on a 49-yard goal pass from Ditta to Kadyn Leon. Leon, that began the year at quarterback yet relocated to receiver in the Cavs’ very first championship game, climbed up the ladder to nab it over a Westlake protector to make it 14-7 after the RUB.
The Cavs tried an onside kick afterwards goal yet Westlake recouped it and obtained terrific area placement near midfield. However, the Cavs made a huge play and Cam’ren-Chance Brooks selected Wise off to quit the short-field drive. The following drive was the Collins interception to establish Kayser’s 2nd goal.
Westlake beat Lake Travis 20-14 when the groups fulfilled in area use Sept. 22.
Westlake (14-0) will certainly handle Galena Park North Shore (14-0) that covered area competitor Humble Atascocita 34-28. That video game will certainly go to 2 p.m., Dec. 9 at The Pfield in Pflugerville. Lake Travis (11-3) finishes a remarkable period with 3 playoff success.