Chaps trample Rebels, face District rival Lake Travis tonight


Senior Nick Scott attempts to break a tackle. Westlake went on to crush Hays 49-7.

ZZ Lundburg

Westlake varsity football beat the Hays Rebels 49-7 Oct. 17 in front of a full and rowdy Homecoming crowd.

In the beginning of the first quarter, sophomore Sam Elingher passed to senior Andrew Laycock for a 30-yard touchdown, setting the tone of the game which was an easy and quick win for the Chaparrals.

“I felt very nervous yet very excited before the game,” linebacker senior Gabe Duran said. “I was also a little sad because it’s the last (Homecoming) game I’d ever play here. After the game I was exhilarated and energized, not to mention sore. I was thankful for my team and the win.”

This Friday (Oct. 24), Westlake will face longtime rival Lake Travis. After a crushing seven years of losses, Westlake hopes to break their losing streak. However, all this is in the past, and the team is ready and prepared to prove who is really the best lake.

“I’m excited beyond belief to play [Lake Travis] at their house,” Gabe said. “We have a great game plan and are ready to do what we do. And that’s [to] win.”

Overall, the Chaps have had a great season this year. With a record of 5-2, the team seems very confident and prepared to keeping winning and hopefully make their way to win State once again.

“I have great feelings about this season,” Gabe said. “I believe my team will take us far, and there are many things in store for us. This is the closest and best team Westlake has seen in a while.”