AUSTIN (KXAN) — It took 60 seconds for state-ranked Westlake to grab the lead against Austin High on Friday night at Chaparral Stadium. The Chaparrals never looked back, posting their fifth shutout of the season in a 62-0 win against the Maroons.
Westlake running back Zane Minors scored two touchdowns in the first quarter, giving the Chaparrals a 14-0 lead. Early in the second quarter, Westlake added another score.
Austin High quarterback Charles Wright got all he could handle against one of the best defenses in the state. A first quarter drive ended in Westlake territory when Chaparrals defensive back Carter Blacksdale intercepted a pass from Wright on fourth-and-8.
Westlake added two more touchdowns for a 34-0 halftime lead.
Westlake (8-0) has allowed 20 total points through eight games this season.
Westlake is expected to face Lake Travis next week for the district title, but COVID-19 issues may push the game back. Lake Travis shut down all football operations for the next five to seven days to due to a positive COVID-19 test among the Cavaliers coaching staff. Lake Travis officials said a decision hasn’t been made on next Friday’s game against the Chaparrals.
Austin High (4-3) is battling for a playoff spot in the District 26-6A standings. Currently, the Maroons are holding the fourth and final playoff spot from the district with the head-to-head advantage over Bowie.
Austin High dropped a 41-35 contest to Hays, another playoff contender, last week. Westlake cruised to a 45-7 win over Bowie. Westlake has held 18 of its last 20 regular season opponents to a touchdown or less, dating back to the 2018 regular season.
Austin’s quarterback Charles Wright is a Texas Longhorns commit for the 2021 signing class. Westlake quarterback Cade Klubnik picked up a scholarship offer from the Longhorns in October. The junior quarterback is one of the better prospects in the 2022 class.