AUSTIN (KXAN) — Anderson hung with Westlake for a half, but a huge third quarter by the Chaps put any upset ideas to rest.
Westlake led 35-17 at the half and raced to a 66-17 win over the Trojans on Friday at Chaparral Stadium.
After he was very effective in the first against the Chaps, Anderson quarterback Fred Dale threw three interceptions on the first three possessions of the second half. All of the picks led to Westlake touchdowns to turn what was a competitive game into a blowout.
In the first half, Dale has 231 passing yards and hit sophomore wide receiver Ed Small with two deep touchdown passes in the first half. Dale came into the game ranked in the top 10 in all of Texas in passing yards and total yards, and Small was among the state leaders in receiving yards. But the Westlake coaching staff did what it does and made terrific adjustments in coverages to turn the game on its head.
Judson Crockett had two of the interceptions for Westlake while Will Courtney had the other.
Anderson had 30 yards of offense in the second half as the Chaps clamped down on the Trojans’ passing game hard.
Westlake (6-0, 4-0) has a showdown looming with Dripping Springs for the district lead next week. Anderson (3-4, 1-4) takes on Lake Travis next week.
The game will re-air at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on KBVO.
Final: Chaparrals 66, Trojans 17. Second-half adjustments by Westlake were phenomenal and the Chaps win their 46th consecutive game.
7:33 4Q: FIELD GOAL WESTLAKE – Connor Ege boots a 36-yard field goal through the sticks. Chaparrals 66, Trojans 17
11:52 4Q: TOUCHDOWN WESTLAKE – Brad Mays barrels into the end zone from 26 yards out. PAT good. Chaparrals 63, Trojans 17
End 3Q: Chaparrals 56, Trojans 17. A huge third quarter with three interceptions blows the game wide open for Westlake and consecutive win No. 46 is looking even more likely.
0:58 3Q: Westlake stops Anderson on downs and the Chaps take over on the Trojans’ 47-yard line.
5:28 3Q: TOUCHDOWN WESTLAKE – Brett Skinner takes over at QB and he dives over the goalline for a 1-yard touchdown. PAT good. Chaparrals 56, Trojans 17
7:08 3Q: Dale is picked off for the third time in the quarter, and Crockett gets his second one of the frame and nearly returns it for a score. He brings it back 38 yards to the Anderson 2-yard line.
8:23 3Q: TOUCHDOWN WESTLAKE– Heath McRee takes a reverse and races 17 yards for a touchdown. PAT good. Chaparrals 49, Trojans 17
8:32 3Q: Dale pressured again and he throws another interception, this one Will Courtney grabs for the Chaps.
9:17 3Q: TOUCHDOWN WESTLAKE – The Chaps don’t waste any time turning that takeaway into points as Kayser runs for 15 yards and a score. PAT good. Chaparrals 42, Trojans 17
9:32 3Q: Dale makes a mistake and tries to force a ball into the Westlake defense on 4th-and-2, and Judson Crockett picks him off. The Chaps put a lot of pressure on Dale to flush him out of the pocket. Westlake takes over on the Trojans 25-yard line.
10:26 3Q: Westlake’s Nate Acosta tumbles to the turf on a 4th-and-4 carry and he stays down after the play. Looked like he took an awkward hit near one of his knees and they’ve got the cart out to take him off the field. Anderson takes over on downs at their one 46-yard line.
12:00 3Q: Westlake receives the second-half kick and it’s fair-caught by Kubecka at the 30-yard line
Halftime: Chaparrals 35, Trojans 17. Very exciting, entertaining game thus far. Westlake’s offense is firing on all cylinders, and on the other side, the Dale-to-Small connection is strong for the Trojans and it’s keeping them in the game.
Dale has 231 yards passing for Anderson, but the Chaps have smothered their running game and the Trojans have lost 35 yards on the ground.
0:06 2Q: TOUCHDOWN WESTLAKE – The Chaps bleed the clock perfectly, and in the end Land hits Greathouse for an 8-yard touchdown. PAT good. Chaparrals 35, Trojans 17
4:54 2Q: FIELD GOAL ANDERSON – Ben Lewis hits a line drive kick from 32 yards out and it’s good. Chaparrals 28, Trojans 17
10:56 2Q: TOUCHDOWN ANDERSON – Dale to Small again. Dale took a vicious shot as he let go of the pass, and he hits Small with another deep ball. Small went up and snatched the pass out of the sky over a Westlake defender for a 52-yard touchdown. PAT good. Chaparrals 28, Trojans 14
End 1Q: Chaparrals 28, Trojans 7. A lot of energy in that opening frame. Anderson has the ball on 2nd-and-8 from their own 27-yard line.
0:27 1Q: TOUCHDOWN WESTLAKE – Nate Acosta rumbles in for 9 yards out. PAT good. Chaparrals 28, Trojans 7
3:50 1Q: TOUCHDOWN WESTLAKE – Land lays it up perfectly for Jaden Greathouse to run underneath for a 30-yard touchdown. PAT good. Chaparrals 21, Trojans 7
6:52 1Q: TOUCHDOWN WESTLAKE – The Chaps move it quickly after the Anderson kick and Jack Kayser bangs his way into the end zone from 12 yards out. PAT good. Chaparrals 14, Trojans 7
7:58 1Q: TOUCHDOWN ANDERSON – Fred Dale just makes things happen for the Trojans. He scrambles out of trouble and heaves it deep to Ed Small, who goes up in double coverage to grab it and turn it into an 83-yard touchdown pass. What a play. PAT good. Chaparrals 7, Trojans 7
9:09 1Q: TOUCHDOWN WESTLAKE – Land’s arm looks great, and he hits Keaton Kubecka for a 27-yard touchdown. It was Kubecka’s third catch of the drive. 4 plays, 50 yards. PAT good. Chaparrals 7, Trojans 0
12:00 1Q: Anderson wins the coin toss and the Trojans choose to receive the opening kickoff. Paxton Land will start at quarterback for Westlake, but Brett Skinner is also expected to take snaps.