AUSTIN (KXAN) — Westlake scored early and often and rolled to a 56-6 win over Akins in Class 6A-District 26 play Thursday at Toney Burger Stadium in southwest Austin.
Westlake went up 28-0 after the first quarter with touchdowns from four different players and also returned two punts for scores in the first half. Jaden Greathouse cashed in his second punt return touchdown in as many games with a 52-yard return in the first, and then Heath McRee took off for a 67-yard return score in the second.
Junior quarterback Brett Skinner threw two touchdowns, both to Keaton Kubecka, and running back Jack Kayser scored on a 13-yard run in the first quarter.
Akins got on the board thanks for a Jaelin Lopez interception on a tipped pass, and then his 11-yard run on the subsequent drive to start the fourth quarter.
Two Chaps scored their first varsity touchdowns, Grady Bartlett and Zac Binford-Wiggins. Bartlett, who is also the team’s punter, scored on a 17-yard run with 7:40 left in the third quarter. Binford-Wiggins powered his way to a 7-yard run in the fourth quarter to cap the scoring.
Westlake led 42-0 at halftime.
Westlake (3-0) has a bye next week before a Sept. 23 showdown with Lake Travis. Akins (0-3) takes on Lake Travis next Friday.
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FINAL: Westlake 56, Akins 6. It’s win No. 43 in a row for the Chaps.
8:21 4Q: Zac Binford-Wiggins gets his first varsity touchdown for Westlake with a 7-yard run. PAT good. Westlake 56, Akins 6
11:51 4Q: Lopez gets the Eagles on the board with an 11-yard run for a touchdown. PAT blocked. Westlake 49, Akins 6
End 3Q: Westlake 49, Akins 0. Akins still has the ball after the interception.
2:21 3Q: Akins’ Jaelin Lopez dives under a tipped pass and makes an interception for the Eagles and they’ve got it deep in Westlake territory. Finally, a break for the Eagles.
7:40 3Q: Westlake’s Grady Bartlett is the team’s punter, but he can run it a little bit, too. He takes a handoff and goes 17 yards for a score. PAT good. Westlake 49, Akins 0
12:00 3Q: Akins to receive the second-half kick.
HALFTIME: Westlake 42, Akins 0. Chaps in full control.
4:10 2Q: Westlake’s Heath McRee races 67 yards to return a punt for a TD. PAT good. Westlake 42, Akins 0
9:05 2Q: Skinner rolls out and finds Kubecka for another touchdown from a yard out. PAT good. Westlake 35, Akins 0
End 1Q: Westlake 28, Akins 0. All four Westlake touchdowns were scored by different players.
2:30 1Q: Westlake’s Jack Kayser adds a 13-yard run of his own for a TD. It’s his 6th rushing TD of the season. PAT good. Westlake 28, Akins 0
5:21 1Q: Westlake’s Nate Acosta runs 13 yards straight up the gut for another Chaps touchdown. PAT good. Westlake 21, Akins 0
8:20 1Q: Westlake’s Jaden Greathouse returns a punt 52 yards for a touchdown. PAT good. Westlake 14, Akins 0
10:43 1Q: Westlake gets on the board with a 15-yard pass from Brett Skinner to Keaton Kubecka. PAT good. Westlake 7, Akins 0
12:00 1Q: Westlake receives the opening kickoff.