Westlake rolls past Vandegrift to set up semifinal showdown against Katy

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Westlake remains undefeated and will head to the 6A state semifinals after demolishing Vandegrift Saturday in a 70-7 defeat at DKR Texas Memorial Stadium.

Vandegrift didn’t find the scoreboard until RB Ryan Sheppard walked one in from the 5-yard-line with roughly five minutes left in the fourth quarter.

It’s another victory to mark the final season for Westlake coach Todd Dodge, it happened at the stadium where he played college football at Texas.

This was Vandegrift’s second straight trip to the quarterfinals. The Vipers had won their previous three playoff games by a combined 100 points since their regular season finale loss to Round Rock.

Heading into today’s game, Vandegrift quarterback Brayden Buchanan had passed for 2,897 yards with 42 touchdowns. Westlake quarterback Cade Klubnik has been spreading the wealth with 2,486 passing yards and 34 touchdowns heading into Saturday’s contest.

What’s next

Westlake will head to the 6A semifinals next week.

In just under two weeks, state champions will be crowned at AT&T Stadium in Arlington — the home of the Dallas Cowboys.

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