AUSTIN (KXAN) — Don’t let people tell you the bi-district playoff round in Texas high school football doesn’t produce any drama.
Lake Travis sophomore kicker Braydon Doane nailed a 34-yard field goal with 0:01 remaining to lift the Cavaliers to a 13-10 win over previously undefeated Vandegrift on Friday at Monroe Stadium.
REPORT YOUR SCORE: We’d love to post your team’s score on our website, but we need your help to do it. Email the score of your game to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get it on our website
“He does this every day in practice,” Cavaliers head coach Hank Carter said. “I’m incredibly proud of him. We played hard and I thought we were the more physical team tonight.”
Lake Travis, the No. 2 team out of 6A-
Lake Travis, the No. 2 seed out of 6A-District 26, played outstanding defense against a Vandegrift team that averaged 44.3 points per game. The Cavaliers kept the Vipers out of the end zone and took a 7-3 lead into halftime. Kadyn Leon, playing receiver after taking the snaps at quarterback for most of the season, scored the game’s first touchdown on a 31-yard screen pass from Chaston Ditta with 4:53 left in the second quarter.
Doane hit from 33 yards out with 10:36 left in the game to give the Cavs a 10-3 lead, but the Vipers responded with a Deuce Adams to Jace Skoglund touchdown pass from 30 yards with 8:11 left.
It looked like Vandegrift got the break of the game after a Ditta backward pass was dropped and the Vipers jumped on it with 5:09 left. Vandegrift, however, couldn’t move the ball and had to punt and Lake Travis got it back with one final drive to win it.
Lake Travis running back Nico Hamilton converted a fourth-and-1 play to extend the drive and then had a big 9-yard run to set Doane up for the game-winner.
Leon hauled in 12 catches for 175 yards and Hamilton ran for more than 100 yards in the win.
Lake Travis (9-2) will play San Antonio Johnson in the area round after the Jaguars’ 36-31 win over New Braunfels. Vandegrift, the runner-up in Class 6A Division II last year, is out of the playoffs with its first loss of the season.