AUSTIN (KXAN): For the second week in a row, Austin will be home to some of the best clashes in the state.
On Thursday, a Leander showdown started the week with drama and excitement. Vista Ridge met with a touchdown in the final two minutes to earn the bragging rights of Leander High School. Desmonde Thomas connected with Tian Murray to get a 36-yard score to close out Vista Ridge’s first win of the season.
These are some of the key games in downtown Texas on Friday night.
The best matches of the second week
Euless Trinity in Westlake
Euless Trinity will face Westlake No. 1 at Chaparral Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Westlake will win 54-13 at Temple, while Euless Trinity, ranked sixth, opened the season with a 45-27 win over Arlington Lamar. Senior quarterback Cade Klubnik went through 226 yards and three touchdowns in the win.
The Trojans have won six state titles, including 2019 when they were champions of Division 6A 1, while Westlake was champion of Division 6A. This is the home opening for Westlake and that means the last opener in the head coach Todd Dodge’s career.
Judson on Lake Travis
Lake Travis returns home for another marquee showdown. The Cavaliers moved from eighth to seventh in the 6A state rankings after their 40-28 victory over Arlington Martin, previously ranked ninth.
The Cavaliers used a balanced attack with junior quarterback Bo Edmundson throwing for 251 yards and two touchdowns, while DJ Johnson ran for 145 and two touchdowns and added a receiving touchdown. Judson ranks 17th for Dave Campbell’s football at Texas High School. The Rockets beat DeSoto 35-28 in their opening game.
Hays in Dripping Springs
It’s a good battle in Hays County, as 1-0 Drippings Springs hosts 1-0 Hays at Tiger Stadium. The Hawks opened the season with a 42-17 victory over San Antonio Churchill, who executed it 53 times for 434 yards. Hays leaves last season in the 5A state semifinals.
Drippings Spring used a balanced attack in their 44-26 victory over Kerrville Tivy. Junior quarterback Austin Novosad went for 285 yards and a touchdown and Preston Alford rushed for 184 of his 227 yards on the ground. Dripping Springs achieves a 7-0 district record in 2020 before losing to regional quarterfinals against Manor. Last year, Hays beat Dripping Springs 22-21, beating the Tigers 12-0 in the fourth quarter.
Other games to watch
- Stony Point (1-0) vs. Bowie (1-0) at 7:30 p.m. at Burger Stadium
- Cedar Ridge (0-1) vs. Cedar Park (0-1) at 7 p.m. at Gupton Stadium
- Pflugerville (1-0) vs. McNeil (1-0) at 7 p.m. at the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex