TEMPLE, Texas (KXAN) — Westlake football is on a determined quest to win an unprecedented third-straight UIL 6A state championship. Friday night’s performance ticked all of the boxes for a Chaps season opener.
Westlake quarterback Cade Klubnik threw three first half touchdowns to three different receivers as the Chaparrals defeated Temple 54-13 Friday night. Standout Westlake tight end Jaden Greathouse started the scoring, snagging a jump ball from Klubnik in the end zone in the first quarter.
Hunter Henault made made it 14-0 with a 2-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Bryce Chambers scored his first touchdown of the season after getting behind the defense down the middle of the field late in the second quarter. Klubnik delivered the pass on the money for the 31-3 Chaps lead at halftime.
Westlake’s defense continued its tradition as one of the top units in the state, holding Temple to a field goal in the first half. In 2020, Westlake allowed less than a touchdown per game.
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The Chaparrals won the 6A-D1 championship last season and the 6A-D2 trophy in 2019, ending a 23-year drought since the program’s first title in 1996.
Westlake hosts Euless Trinity at Chaparral Stadium Sept. 3.
Legendary Chaps football coach Todd Dodge will look to finish his head coaching career with a trophy, Dodge announced during the offseason he will retire from coaching after the 2021 season.
Westlake quarterback and Clemson commit Cade Klubnik is one of the top quarterbacks in the 2022 recruiting class. Klubnik threw for 3,495 yards and 35 touchdowns while rushing for 583 yards and 15 touchdowns during a 2020 season that catapulted him onto the national radar for college football coaches.
Klubnik’s top target also returns in junior receiver Jaden Greathouse, who led the team with 69 catches for 1,145 yards and 13 touchdowns.