New division, similar consequence for Austin Westlake in a Texas 6A state championship sport.
One 12 months after successful the 6A Division II title, Austin Westlake defeated Southlake Carroll by a last rating of 52-34 to win the 6A Division I championship at AT&T Stadium in Dallas on Saturday night time.
Junior quarterback Cade Klubnik shined on Texas highschool soccer’s largest stage, throwing for 220 yards and a landing on 18-20 passing to associate with 97 speeding yards and two extra scores on the bottom. Sophomore broad receiver Jaden Greathouse posted 5 receptions for 103 yards and a landing, whereas Southlake Carroll star Quinn Ewers, the No. 1 recruit within the class of 2022 went 23-for-39 for 351 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.
Southlake Carroll jumped out to an early 7-0 lead, however Austin Westlake answered proper again on its first play from scrimmage with an extended landing run by senior tailback Zane Minors. Ewers led Southlake Carroll again down the sphere for an additional rating on its second sequence with a 51-yard landing go to senior wideout and Minnesota signee Brady Boyd to place the Dragons up 14-7 halfway by the primary quarter.
The 2 groups traded blows for the remainder of the primary half from that time on, with Austin Westlake taking a 28-21 lead into halftime after a Klubnik speeding landing on a read-option play with 1:12 remaining within the second quarter.
Austin Westlake picked up the place it left off on the finish of the primary half popping out of the locker room, scoring on its opening drive of the second half. Michael Taaffe then got here down with a spectacular one-handed interception that led to a different Austin Westlake rating, placing it up 42-21. The 21-point deficit proved to be an excessive amount of for Southlake Carroll to beat, as Austin Westlake scored the primary 24 factors of the second half and went up by as a lot as 52-21.
Austin Westlake’s win provides head coach Todd Dodge family bragging rights till his staff meats Southlake Carroll once more, as he defeated his son Riley, who serves because the Dragons’ head coach. The matchup was deemed the “Dodge Bowl” within the week main as much as the sport.
It additionally provides Austin Westlake the third state championship of its storied program. With the Chaparrals returning Klubnik, Greathouse and different items of its core subsequent season, there’s actually an opportunity Austin Westlake makes it three state titles in a row in 2021.