LAKE TRAVIS, Texas (KXAN) — Lake Travis football is in a cycle. Rinse and repeat and play for a state championship.
The Cavaliers have played for three straight state titles and as practice begins for the 2018 season there’s little reason to double that Hank Carter’s team won’t return for a fourth straight season.
Senior Garrett Wilson is the best wide receiver in the state of Texas and is committed to Ohio State. He’ll have a new quarterback throwing to him, but that’s usually not a concern when it comes to the Cavaliers.
Their history of quality quarterbacks going on to greater heights is well-chronicled. Last season’s starter, Matthew Baldwin, is in Columbus after accepting a scholarship with Ohio State.
The next starter for Lake Travis is junior Hudson Card. He filled in for an injured Baldwin in the 2017 6A State Championship game and nearly led the Cavaliers to a comeback over Allen.
“All the guys returning from last year it’s just a chip on our shoulder more motivation to go back and get [the state championship],” Card said.
Already committed to Texas and with two years of eligibility, Card is expected to be the next great.
“He’s probably the most athletic quarterback we’ve had since I’ve seen here he can legitimately move around and run and do some things with his legs that we haven’t had a lot of guys do. Now let’s see how he can grow and get better those other guys have a lot of skins on the wall so he’s got big shoes to fill,” Lake Travis head coach Hank Carter said.
“[The offense is] going to be creative. Hudson can do a lot of things with his feet. He can create a lot of plays and that allows us to get open, so with him being the quarterback it’s going to be a lot different but we’re going to be putting up points. Hudson’s the man,” Wilson said.