AUSTIN (KXAN) — Westlake football blanked its second straight opponent to stay undefeated and open district play with a 58-0 win at Chaparral Stadium against Del Valle.
The Chaps have held 13 of its last 15 regular season opponents to a touchdown or less, dating back to the 2018 regular season. Westlake also held Waco Midway scoreless last week.
The Chaps have opened the 2020 season with complete performances in the first two games, outscoring Schertz-Clemens and Waco Midway 109-7. Even with a 23-0 halftime lead on Friday, Westlake head coach Todd Dodge said he challenged his players at the break to put forth a complete second half effort. The Chaparral players answered his call.
Westlake scored five times in the second half to put the game completely out of reach.
In the first half, Del Valle had the first real chance of the game after forcing a fumble of Westlake quarterback Cade Klubnik. Del Valle defensive lineman Jayden Cofield returned the fumble to the Westlake 25-yard line. The Cardinals were unable to capitalize on the great field position, turning the ball back over on downs to Westlake.
Westlake scored first on the following possession on a seven-yard run by Zane Minors for his fifth touchdown of the season. After a missed extra point, the Chaps lead 6-0.
Charlie Barnett extended Westlake’s lead to 9-0 with a field goal. The Westlake offense chewed up nearly half of the second quarter with a five-minute touchdown drive that ended with a designed Cade Klubnik four-yard touchdown run — his first rushing touchdown of the season.
Minors scored his second rushing touchdown of the night on a highlight reel-worthy 32-yard run, taking Westlake into the locker room with a 23-0 halftime lead.
Westlake extended its lead quickly in the third quarter while working with a short field. Westlake receiver Jaden Greathouse made a great catch in double coverage for a 28-yard score and a 37-0 Chaps lead.
Next week, Westlake travels to San Marcos. Del Valle hosts Bowie.
Westlake football schedule
- Sept. 25 Westlake vs. Schertz-Clemens (stream only)
- Oct. 2 Westlake vs. Waco Midway
- Oct. 9 Del Valle vs. Westlake
- Oct. 16 Westlake vs. San Marcos
- Oct. 23 Westlake vs. Bowie
- Oct. 30 Hays vs. Westlake
- Nov. 6 Westlake vs. Akins
- Nov. 20 Austin High vs. Westlake
- Nov. 27 Westlake vs. Lake Travis