AUSTIN (KXAN) – The streak lives on for another week for the Westlake Chaparrals.
After giving up an early touchdown, the Chaps poured it on Converse Judson and recorded their 42nd straight win in a 47-14 victory over the Rockets at Rutledge Stadium.
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Westlake senior Jaden Greathouse showed why Notre Dame wants him to play soccer for them next season. Greathouse had two receiving touchdowns and a 60-yard punt return that was the play of the season thus far.
Just before halftime, it didn’t look like Greathouse was going to field Judson’s punt, but the ball bounced high right in front of him, so he grabbed it and immediately went through four Judson defenders. He then weaved his way through more defenders on his way down the field, then punished a defender closer to the goal line to work his way into the end zone to score.
Greathouse had touchdown receptions of 52 and 19 yards. His 52-yarder tied the game early in the first quarter and was an immediate response to Judson’s first touchdown. Judson wide receiver Anthony Evans, who is committed to Oklahoma, showed his speed and had a 77-yard touchdown run less than a minute into the game. Greathouse’s second TD catch came with 19 seconds left in the second quarter by Brett Skinner. Skinner made his first start at quarterback for the Chaps as Paxton Land was “unavailable” to play in the game.
“We’ve gotten better this week, there’s no question about it,” Westlake head coach Tony Salazar said. “We’ll celebrate this until tomorrow night and then we’ll get to work for the Akins Eagles.”
Skinner threw two touchdown passes and Jack Kayser ran for two touchdowns for the Chaps.
For Judson, Evans returned a third-quarter kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown to account for the Rockets’ other score. Evans faked a reverse handoff and then turned on the afterburners to outrun everyone on his way to the end zone.
Westlake scored two points in something you don’t see every day. Judson’s special teams were an obvious weakness, and it showed every time the Rockets went to punt. Judson’s punter kicked almost straight into the air from the end zone, and the ball hit and rolled back into the end zone before Judson could knock it down. Westlake received a safety and took a 16-7 lead with a minute left in the first quarter.
Westlake (2-0) heads into Game 6A-District 26 on Thursday against Akins. Judson (1-1) faces Weiss on September 10.
FINISH: Westlake 47, Judson 14. The Chaps claim their 42nd straight victory.
9:55 4Q: Westlake PK Carter Ege drills a 41-yard field goal. It is his first FG at the college level for the Chaps. Westlake 47, Judson 14
END 3Q: Westlake 44, Judson 14. Anthony Evans has both touchdowns for Judson, and it’s all Westlake heading into fourth.
0:27 3T: Evans fakes a reverse on the ensuing kickoff and the speedster outruns everyone to run the kickback 85 yards for a TD. PAT okay. Westlake 44, Judson 14
0:41 3Q: Kayser gets another touchdown, this one on a 7-yard run. PAT okay. Westlake 44, Judson 7
8:41 3Q: A poor snap leads to Westlake’s first turnover of the season when Judson recovers the ball at his own 45-yard line.
12:00 3T: Westlake will get the second half kickoff
HALF TIME: Westlake 37, Judson 7. The Chaps have scored 37 unanswered points and what seemed a little shaky at the start of the game is in the rearview mirror. Westlake is dominating and appears to be well on his way to his 42nd straight win.
0:19 2T: The Chaps get the ball back quickly and add another TD before the half. Skinner to Greathouse for 19 yards. Pat good. Westlake 37, Judson 7
0:50 2T: Greathouse makes the play of the year for the Chaps, possibly all of Central Texas, so far this season. After deciding late to make a punt, he broke up a bunch of tackles and ran around almost every other Judson defender to return the punt 60 yards for a touchdown. Wow! Pat good. Westlake 30, Judson 7
3:02 2Q: Westlake goes for it on 4 and 5, but they are repelled and the Chaps turn it on the downs. Judson takes over at his own 11-yard line. Villagran is back at QB for Judson.
4:35 2T: Skinner puts up a fair-in-the-money pass to Greathouse for a 45-yard gain to Judson’s 17-yard line.
Jaden Castillo at QB for Judson, and he’s more of a leg threat than Villagran. The Rockets are already running more zone read plays and options than they were under Villagran.
8:11 2Q: Skinner, back at QB to start the drive, weaves his way down the line and scores on a 7-yard run. PAT okay. Westlake 23, Judson 7
Final 1Q: Westlake 16, Judson 7
1:05 Q1: Just when you think you’ve seen it all…Judson’s punt that was trying to get him away from the Rockets’ end zone actually cleared him…into his own end zone. The punt was hit badly and had so much backlash that it rolled back almost 10 yards and wasn’t knocked down until it reached Judson’s end zone. That’s a safety and two points for Westlake. Weird. Westlake 16, Judson 7
3:27 1Q: Will Magids makes his second interception in as many games after driving past a pass from Villagran and the Chaps take control at their own 37-yard line.
After the change of possession, Nathan Acosta enters QB. It looks like Salazar is going to rotate his QB tonight.
6:50 1Q: Jack Kayser turns blocked punt into points with a 9-yard TD run. PAT okay. Westlake 14, Judson 7
8:08 1Q: Bryce Chambers partially blocks a punt and the Chaps have great field position for their second drive of the game at the Judson 36-yard line.
10:09 1Q: It’s already wild down at Converse. Skinner throws his first college pass to Golden Domer himself, Jaden Greathouse, and takes it 52 yards home. PAT okay. Westlake 7, Judson 7
11:21 1Q: Judson WR Anthony Evans, committed to Oklahoma, showed his speed and rushed 77 yards for a touchdown after catching a pass from Andres Villagran. PAT okay. Judson 7, Westlake 0
12:00 Q1: Westlake wins the toss and defers his choice to the second half. They will kick the Rockets to start the game.
Youth quarterback Paxton Land is “unavailable” for tonight’s game and Brett Skinner will start for the Chaps at QB, according to the broadcast.