STATE CHAMPS: Westlake wins 6A-Division 1 championship for back-to-back state titles

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The 6A-Division 1 state championship belongs to Westlake High School.

The Chaparrals completed an undefeated season with a 52-34 win against Southlake Carroll on Saturday night at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium for the school’s third football state championship in its 10th appearance. Westlake is a back-to-back 6A state champion after winning the 6A-Division 2 title in 2019.

Westlake outscored its opponents 737 to 106 this season — a truly dominant season at the highest level of Texas high school football.

The first ever Dodge Bowl went to Todd Dodge. Dodge and his Westlake Chaparrals defeated the Southlake Carroll Dragons — coached by his son Riley Dodge.

The game between father and son was supposed to open the 2020 high school football regular season, but was canceled after the season was rearranged due to COVID-19.

The elder Dodge is a six-time state champion. Riley Dodge won a state title as the Southlake Carroll quarterback in 2006, but this was his first championship opportunity as a head coach.

Todd Dodge won four 5A state championships at Southlake Carroll in the 2000s and added his fifth last season.

Below is a recap of Westlake’s state championship victory over Southlake Carroll.

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Third rushing touchdown for Westlake’s Grey Nakfoor puts this state title game on ice. Westlake is about to win back-to-back state titles. Westlake leads 52-21.


Westlake is 12 minutes away from the 6A-Division 1 championship, leading Southlake Carroll 45-21 after the third quarter.


And there it is. Westlake quarterback Cade Klubnik scores his second rushing touchdown of the night after the Ewers interception.

Westlake is close to blowing this game open at the midway point of the third quarter. Chaparrals leads 42-21.


Michael Taaffe take a bow. Check out this one-handed interception, giving Westlake great field position for the potential score.


First drive of the third quarter. Westlake gains a two-score advantage on a Grey Nakfoor touchdown. Westlake leads 35-21


The Westlake defense put pressure on Ewers, forcing the game’s first turnover. Michael Taaffe came down with an interception on the Ewers pass in the final minute of the second quarter.

That’ll do it for first half. There’s 24 minutes of Texas high school football, remaining in the season. Westlake leads 28-21.


Westlake is back in the lead, overcoming a penalty-filled drive that pushed the Chaparrals back several times. Cade Klubnik scores on a one-yard run for a 28-21 lead.

The big play of the drive was a 48-yard reception by Jaden Greathouse.


Ewers and Boyd have connected on two touchdowns. Boyd made an outstanding grab for the touchdown to tie the game up.

Westlake and Southlake Carroll are all square at 21.


Westlake has its first lead of the game on a touchdown pass from Cade Klubnik to Jaden Greathouse.

Greathouse got open in the corner of the end zone as Klubnik threw between the safety and defensive back for a 15-yard touchdown.

Westlake leads 21-14 early in the second quarter.


Less than eight minutes into the game and we’ve already had four touchdowns.

Senior Grey Nakfoor busts through the Southlake Carroll defense for a 39-yard touchdown. Game tied at 14.


Buckle up. Looks like we’re in for some fireworks. Ewers looks deadly accurate against Westlake. He dropped a pass right on to the hands of Brady Boyd. Boyd shook off two Westlake tacklers for a 49-yard touchdown.

Southlake Carroll leads 14-7


Westlake running back Zane Minors answered quickly. The Chaparrals scoring drive took 20 seconds as Minors took a handoff 75 yards for a touchdown on the opening play of the drive.

Game tied at 7.


Southlake Carroll junior quarterback Quinn Ewers is one of the best prospects in the country for the 2022 class. On his first drive, Ewers found senior Brady Boyd for three receptions as the Dragons methodically marched down the field for a touchdown.

Owen Allen punched it in for a 7-0 Southlake lead.

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