ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — Lake Travis used a turnover and some explosive plays to scratch its way back into the 6A-Division 1 state semifinal match-up with Galena Park North Shore, but it still wasn’t enough.
Lake Travis’ season ended against North Shore with a 49-38 loss for the second straight season. The Mustangs are arguably the most talented team in the state and they showed off their power even while elite running back Zachary Evans was missing for most of the first half at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex in Round Rock Saturday.
North Shore put the Cavaliers on the ropes without Evans with a 21-point second quarter on their way to a 28-3 lead at halftime.
In the third quarter, Lake Travis scored first to cut the deficit to 18. The Cavaliers used big plays from Hudson Card in the passing game to outscore North Shore 21-7 making it a 35-24 going to the fourth quarter.
North Shore answered every time and didn’t allow Lake Travis to get within a possession on the scoreboard. Evans scored two touchdowns in the second half.
In this same round last year, North Shore dominated Lake Travis 51-10 on their way to the 6A-Division 1 State Championship. The Mustangs will see Duncanville in the state championship game for the second straight year. North Shore won the 2018 state title on a last-second hail mary 41-36.
This was Lake Travis’ fifth straight appearance in the state semifinals. With the result, the Cavaliers will turn to a new quarterback. Card’s attention turns to the University of Texas as a 2020 commit.