Varsity football capitalizes on Cibolo Steele’s mistakes, advances to second round of playoffs

Jake La Barbiera, Adam Jasper, Lead sports writers

November 15, 2019

Football games are defined by mistakes. The winning team is almost always the team that made the least errors, a trend that held true Friday night. Cibolo Steele’s crucial mistake came on a forced pass by quarterback junior Wyat...

What to expect: Varsity football to face Cibolo Steele in first round of playoffs

Adam Jasper, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2019

Another year, another varsity football team heading into the playoffs full-steam ahead. With the first-round matchup tomorrow, I wanted to chime in with my thoughts on the Westlake team to accompany the game stories.  Facing C...

Running game sparks huge victory for varsity football in final regular season game versus Bowie

Jake La Barbiera, Adam Jasper, Lead sports writers

November 9, 2019

In the final game of what was an intensive regular season, the Chaps did anything but lay back, using a huge offensive outbreak from running back juniors Zane Minors and Grey Nakfoor to take down Bowie 63-0. Westlake finished s...

Senior class shines in spotlight as varsity football bests Anderson

Jake La Barbiera, Adam Jasper, Lead sports writers

November 1, 2019

This year’s senior group of 44 varsity football players was one of the first classes that head coach Todd Dodge was able to meet as seventh graders after taking the Westlake job. Friday night was the culmination of the grou...

Varsity football dismisses Hays with clinical offensive performance

Jake La Barbiera, Adam Jasper, Lead sports writers

October 25, 2019

Head coach Todd Dodge emphasizes respect for the opposition in every game, and Hays certainly demanded such, coming into the Friday-night matchup 8-0 on the season. Despite the Rebels’ run of good form, their unorthodox off...

Varsity football wins high-scoring Homecoming game against Del Valle

Jake La Barbiera, Adam Jasper, Lead sports writers

October 20, 2019

It was a special night for the whole of Westlake High School, the homecoming game in the 50th year of the school's existence. Alumni returned from all walks of life to attend the game, some playing in the band, some dancing with ...

Varsity football falls short, Lake Travis wins first Battle of the Lakes matchup in two years

Adam Jasper, Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2019

It was a clash of high school football titans, but the first half was far from the high scoring affairs that Westlake had been so accustomed to this season. Instead, the Chaps found themselves down 3-10 after a first half full of...

Varsity football stifles Lehman, moves to 5-0 on the season

Jake La Barbiera, Adam Jasper, Lead sports writers

September 27, 2019

Earlier in the week, defensive coordinator Tony Salazar learned that he would have to be more than a defensive specialist Friday night. Without head coach Todd Dodge — who was unable to be on the sidelines due to illness ...

Varsity football prevails over Austin High in energetic rivalry game

Adam Jasper, Editor-in-Chief

September 20, 2019

Emotion was everywhere around House Park Friday night, taking many different forms from person to person. Through all the buildup, the trash talk, the diss tracks, everyone was burning with passion and excitement for yet another ...