WACO, Texas (KXAN) — Westlake advanced to the 6A-Division 2 State Championship game behind a heroic effort from quarterback Kirkland Michaux.
Michaux accounted for eight total touchdowns as the Chaparrals torched Katy Taylor 63-3 Saturday at Baylor’s McLane Stadium.
The Chaparrals will take on Denton Guyer Saturday at 7 p.m. at AT&T Stadium for the state title. This is Westlake’s first appearance in a state championship game since 2015 when current Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger was a junior on the Chaparrals roster.
The Chaparrals exploded in the second quarter for 28 points putting this game away early. Michaux connected with Jackson Coker on a 60-yard touchdown for a 21-3 lead. With less than 40 seconds remaining in the half, Westlake forced a Katy Taylor fumble on a kickoff giving the Chaps another scoring opportunity.
Michaux hit Mason Mangum for a touchdown with 11 seconds remaining in the half for a 35-3 lead at the break.
Michaux capped off his day with a 25-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to complete his eight touchdown day. The senior QB also threw for 300 yards along with his seven touchdown passes
The Chaps paired Michaux’s performance with another outstanding effort from the defense. Westlake has allowed a touchdown or less in 11 of 15 games this season. Taylor scored its only points of the game early in the second quarter on a 40-yard field goal.