KYLE – The Chaparrals weren’t caught looking ahead.
With a bye week followed by a date with Lake Travis looming on the horizon, Westlake took care of business with an 54-0 win over Lehman.
“We weren’t going to allow that,” coach Todd Dodge said. “We already had our hiccup in our second game of the season (a 25-21 loss to Cypress Ranch). That’s our one mental breakdown we aren’t going to allow to happen again.”
Westlake’s defense held the Lobos to negative total yards in the first half, building up a 40-0 lead before the break to cruise to the win.
Quarterback Taylor Anderson completed 6-of-7 passes for 107 yards and three touchdowns. His only incompletion was an interception on the goal line in the first quarter. He added four carries for 42 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Running back Tripp Graham picked up 115 yards on just eight carries for the Chaps.
After forcing a three-and-out on defense Westlake wasted little time marching down the field to take a 7-0 lead on a 16-yard pass from Anderson to Penny Baker.
Later Anderson found pay dirt on the ground with a 29-yard touchdown run to make it 14-0 just before the end of the first quarter.
Just two minutes later the Chaps were in the end zone again when Anderson hit Mason Mangum for a 29-yard score.
After a 43-yard field goal from Gabriel Lozano stretched the advantage to 24-0 Anderson found Baker again, this time on a 42-yard fade route that made the score 31-0. A bad snap on a punt gave the Chaps a safety, then Mangum returned the ensuing free kick 73 yards for another Chaps score to make it 40-0 right before the half.
The Chaps added a pair of scores in the second half – a 54-yard pass from Drew Willoughby to Jackson Coker to start the running clock in the third quarter and right before the end of the game on a 4-yard Jay Crockett touchdown run.
Westlake (2-0, 4-1) will take Monday off before hitting the practice field again to prepare for Lake Travis on Oct. 12.
“There are some bumps and bruises we can get healed up,” Dodge said. “We have to have a great week of work and we will. We’ll start to get to work on Lake Travis and we are looking forward to competing against them on Oct. 12.”
Lehman travels to Lakeway to take on Lake Travis next.