AUSTIN (KXAN) — No. 4 Westlake flexed its muscles in a big way, shutting out Bowie 62-0 at home Friday to move to 9-0.
The Chaparrals rang up 52 points by halftime and the game was over shortly before it began against the Bulldogs, who actually have a good chance at making the state playoffs as the fourth-place team in the district.
Westlake’s defense held an otherwise potent Bowie offense to negative total yards in the first half and had two long touchdown runs from running back Jack Kayser. Kayser scored on runs of 58 and 35 yards in the first quarter and ended his night early.
“Outstanding game, all three phases,” Westlake head coach Tony Salazar said. “That’s what a great week of work and respecting your opponent looks like. Bowie is a playoff-caliber football team and had our attention all week.”
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Sophomore quarterback Rees Wise threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another while Grady Bartlett ran for a score. Justice Johnson scored late in the second quarter and sophomore Lawson Grimes caught his first-career touchdown pass in the third quarter from Paxton Land.
Noah Bartley, called up from the junior varsity team, connected on his first-career varsity field goal with a 25-yard boot with 5:54 left in the game. Spencer Barnett hit a 37-yard field goal with four seconds left in the first half.
Westlake (9-0, 6-0) finishes the regular season Nov. 2 against Buda Johnson. Bowie (4-5, 4-3) takes on Lake Travis on Nov. 2.
Final: Westlake 62, Bowie 0. The Chaps stay undefeated and it was absolute domination.
5:54 4Q: FIELD GOAL WESTLAKE: Noah Bartley connects on his first-career field goal from 25 yards out to add to the Chaps’ lead. Chaps 62, Bulldogs 0
End 3Q: Westlake 59, Bowie 0
1:25 3Q: TOUCHDOWN WESTLAKE: Sophomore receiver Lawson Grimes hauls in his first-career touchdown pass, a 5-yard score from Paxton Land. PAT good. Chaps 59, Bulldogs 0
Halftime: Westlake 52, Bowie 0. It’s all Chaps in this one. Bowie didn’t have a first down in the first half.
0:04 2Q: FIELD GOAL WESTLAKE: Spencer Barnett nails it from 37 yards and the Chaps racked up 389 yards of total offense in the first half. Chaps 52, Bulldogs 0
1:15 2Q: TOUCHDOWN WESTLAKE: Justice Johnson makes the most of getting into the game early and runs through a Bowie defender for a 15-yard touchdown. PAT good. Chaps 49, Bulldogs 0
4:18 2Q: TOUCHDOWN WESTLAKE: Wise fires a dart over the middle to hit Reagan Street for a 14-yard touchdown. PAT good. Chaps 42, Bulldogs 0
8:48 2Q: TOUCHDOWN WESTLAKE: Wise hits Heath McRee in stride for a 40-yard touchdown. PAT good. Chaps 35, Bulldogs 0
11:54 2Q: TOUCHDOWN WESTLAKE: Grady Bartlett plows into the end zone from 2 yards away on the first play of the quarter. PAT good. Chaps 28, Bulldogs 0
End 1Q: Westlake 21, Bowie 0. The Chaps are knocking on the door with a 2nd-and-goal play from the 2-yard line to begin the 2Q
4:59 1Q: TOUCHDOWN WESTLAKE: He did it again. Kayser rumbles 35 yards for another touchdown, muscling his way over the pylon to break the plane. PAT good. Chaps 21, Bulldogs 0
6:59 1Q: TOUCHDOWN WESTLAKE: Anytime Jack Kayser touches the ball, it has a chance to go the distance. Kayser takes it 58 yards nearly untouched for a touchdown. During the week, he picked up a scholarship offer from the Houston Cougars, and he showed why there. PAT good. Chaps 14, Bulldogs 0
11:03 1Q: TOUCHDOWN WESTLAKE: Wise takes it himself on the designed run and he scores from 10 yards out. PAT good. Chaps 7, Bulldogs 0
11:17 1Q: Westlake wide receiver Brody Wilhelm hauls in a 47-yard pass from Rees Wise but he injured his ankle on the play and comes off limping with one shoe on.
12:00 1Q: Westlake will get the ball first and start its drive at its own 41-yard line.