Follow along below with us as the American-Statesman keeps you up to date on all the Central Texas preps action on Friday:
Four of the state’s top 20 6A teams in Texas Football Magazine headline tonight’s area action.
In the state’s only game of 6A unbeatens, #2 Westlake looks to notch its 46th win in a row as they take on 6A neophyte Dripping Springs, #16 in the magazine’s rankings.
In a key 25-6A matchup, Round Rock, #19 in the state, is looking to repeat last season’s 38-20 win over #17 Vandegrift. Both teams are currently tied with Vista Ridge for the district lead.
NB Canyon 49, Lehman 14
Weiss 38, Bryan 13
Temple 31, Hutto 27
Cibolo Steele 49, San Marcos 14
Westwood 17, McNeil 15
Vista Ridge 39, Stony Point 33
Lake Travis 45, Anderson 21
Crockett 56, Travis 6
Smithville 27, Giddings 7
La Grange 44, Caldwell 10
Veterans Memorial 44, Bastrop 32
Westlake capitalized on 5 Dripping Springs turnovers as the Chaps pulled away from Dripping Springs to hold on to a 29-10 win over the Tigers in a battle of 26-6A unbeatens.
In other 6A action, Weiss is leading Bryan 31-14 with 4:29 remaining in the final quarter.
Lampasas pasted Taylor 42-13 in 4A play.
Comal Pieper defeats Cedar Creek 49-14 while Smithville leads Giddings in the 4th quarter 27-7.
Following a second Dripping Springs 4th quarter turnover, Paxton Land hits Bryce Chambers from 19 yards up the right sideline as Westlake has increased its lead to 29-10 late in the contest.
In other 6A action, Lake Travis leads Anderson 45-21 with 8:57 left in the 4th, and Cibolo Stelle is handling San Marcos 42-14 in the fourth.
Vista Ridge is looking to stay unbeaten in district play as the Rangers are up on Stony Point 39-25 in the final quarter.
A&M Consolidated finishes off Leander 39-15 to remain unbeaten in 11-5A D1 actioin.
Elgin 36, Waco University 35
Liberty Hill 35, Lockhart 14
College Station 27, Glenn 24
Vandegrift scored the last nine points as the Vipers knocked Round Rock from the unbeaten ranks with a 30-22 win in 25-6A action.
Lampasas 35, Taylor 13 – 3rd Quarter
A&M Consolidated 39, Leander 15 – 4th Quarter
Crockett 49, Travis 0 – 3rd Quarter
Regents 42, Hyde Park 0 – Final
Burnet 28, Marble Falls 14
Lake Travis 38, Anderson 21
Glenn 24, College Station 21 (in 2nd OT)
Paxton Land has scored from 23 yards out on a QB keeper as Westlake has opened a 22-10 lead with 5:50 in the contest.
Hayden Arnold has given Vandegrift a 30-22 lead over Round Rock with a field goal late in the 4th quarter in a battle of 25-6A tri-leaders.
Westlake still leads Dripping Springs 16-10 entering the 4th quarter.
Cedar Park exploded for 24 second half points as the Timberwolves ran past Hendrickson 24-7. Georgetown ups its 11-5A D1 mark to 3-1 with a 59-19 win over East View.
Glenn is in overtime with College Station tied at 21.
Liberty Hill is up on Lockhart 35-14 in the fourth quarter while Burnet is is up by 7 21-14 over Marble Falls late in the third.
After being held out of the end zone in the first half, Dripping Springs responds to the Westlake TD with one of their own as Austin Novosad hits Boston Papp for 7 yards The Chaps still lead 16-10 in the third quarter.
Meanwhile at Monroe, Bradyen Buchanan’s 3-yard scoring run has given Vandegrift a 27-22 lead over Round Rock with 6:00 minutes remaining.
Wimberley is going to stay unbeaten as the Texans are up on Manor New Tech 56-0 in the 3rd quarter. Liberty Hill is up on Lockhart 28-14, while Elgin is knotted at 28 against Waco University.
Belton leads Connally 30-21 in the third.
Jack Kayser took a sweep 43 yards around left end and raced untouched to paydirt as Westlake scores the first touchdown of the contest on its opening drive of the second half. The Chaps lead 16-3 in the third.
Round Rock has rallied to take a 22-21 third quarter lead over Vandegrift as the Dragons eat up over 8 minutes as the drive is capped by a 1-yard sneak by Mason Cochran with 9:57 left in the contest.
Kai Haruki’s 35-yard field goal at the end of Round Rock’s opening possession of the second half has pulled the Dragons to within Vandegrift 21-16 with 7:50 remining in the third.
McNeil has tied Westwood 7-7 in a game that is now in the third quarter.
Crockett looks like it will push its district record to 3-1 as the Cougars are whitewashing Travis 42-0 at the half.
Comal Pieper is looking for its first win on the season as they lead Cedar Creek 28-14 at the half.
Cedar Park has kicked a third quarter field goal to take a 3-0 lead over Hendrickson in 11-5A D1 action.
In what some may consider a shocker, Glenn is up on College Station 14-7 with 3:45 remaining in the contest.
Hays leads Seguin 20-14 in the third while Smithville is shutting out Giddings 7-0 at half.
Anderson has rallied from 2 scores down and has tied Lake Travis 21-all at half.
Weiss is up on Bryan 14-13 in the second quarter in a District 12-6A tilt, while Hutto trails Temple 18-7 with 8:00 remaining in the opening half.
Lago Vista is all over Achieve 42-0 in the second quarter.
Spencer Barnett hit a 46-yard field goal to expand Westlake’s lead to 9-3 with :43 remaining in the first half.
Vista Ridge has taken the lead on Stony Point 25-21 in the second quarter. In another 25-6A contest, Westwood is up on McNeil 7-0 at the half. Cedar Ridge is blanking Manor 22-0 at half.
Crockett has increased its lead over Travis to 35-0 in the second quarter. NB Canyon is shitting out Lehman 21-0, while Connally trails Belton 17-14 at the half.
Burnet is leading Marble Falls 14-6 in the second stanza. LaGrange is14 better than Caldwell 24-10 in the second quarter.
Walker Wright’s 25-yard field goal has pulled Dripping Springs to within 3 of Westlake. The Chaps lead 6-3 with less than 4 minutes left in the opening half.
Georgetown is up 56-6 over East View, while Leander has scored and now trails A&M Consolidated 26-7 at the half.
Lampasas is flying past Taylor as the Badgers lead the Ducks 14-0 in the second quarter.
At the half, Vandegrift leads Round Rock 21-13. Miles Coleman has 101 yards receiving, while Mason Cochran has thrown for 195 yards for the Dragons.
Temple is shutting out Hutto 15-0 in the second, while Lake Travis has scored 21 unanswered as the Cavs lead Anderson 21-7 in the second quarter.
McCallum leads LASA 7-0 in the opening stanza, while Crockett is all over Travis 27-0 in the second.
They have reached halftime at College Station, and Glenn is knotted at 7 with 2021 state runner-up College Station in a battle of district leaders.
Also in 11-5A D1 action, Hendrickson and Cedar Park are scoreless at half.
Georgetown has expanded its lead to 49-6 over East View, while A&M Consolidated is shutting out Leander 26-0 in the second stanza.
In 4A action, Lago Vista is shutting out Achieve 20-0.
St. Michael’s leads Brownsville St. Joseph 28-14 in the 3rd, while Liberty Hill has been slowed down as the Panthers lead Lockhart 14-7 at intermission.
The first quarter has come to an end, and Carter Ege’s field goal is the lone score as Westlake is up on Dripping Springs 3-0 at the end of the opening quarter.
In 25-6A, Vandegrift is still leading Round Rock, 21-6 as Brayden Buchanan hit Miles Coleman on a 60-yard TD pass.
Hays is up on Seguin 20-14, while Regents is leading unbeaten Hyde Park 21-0 in the second quarter. In another 5A battle, Belton is up on Connally 17-14. Connally narrowed the score on a 80-yard interception return by Owen Garcia.
Westlake’s Carter Ege’s 38-yard field goals has given the Chaps a 3-0 lead over Dripping Springs at Tiger Stadium.
In other 6A action, Stony Point is up on Vista Ridge 14-10 at the end of the opening quarter, while Vandefrift leads Round Rock 7-0 at the end of the first.
In 5A action, Glenn is leading College Station 7-0, while Georgetown is blanking East View 35-0 in the second stanza. A&M Consolidated has added a TD and now leads Leander 2-0 in the second quarter
Glenn and College Station are locked in a scoreless duel that has reached the second stanza.
In other 11-5A D1 action, Georgetown has scored on its first 3 possessions and lead East View 21-0 late in the first, while A&M Consolidated is blanking Leander 14-0 in the first.
Elgin is even with Waco University 7-7 while Liberty Hill is looking to stay unbeaten in District 13-5A DII and the Panthers are tied with Lockhart 7-7 in the opening quarter.
Alex Wit has capped a 75-yard opening drive with a 4-yard scoring drive as the Vipers have taken a 7-0 lead over Round Rock with 10:04 remaining in the opening quarter.
Georgetown has increased its lead to 14-0 over cross-town foe as Noah Booras hit speedster Drayden Dickmann on a long TD pass.
Andrew Petter’s 2-yard run has given Georgetown an early 7-0 lead over East View.
St. Michael’s is up on Brownsville St. Joseph 28-0 in the second quarter.
Tiger Stadium will be the setting for the state’s only battle of 6A unbeatens as three-time defending state champ Westlake, ranked #2 in the state (Texas Football magazine), takes on 6A-newcomer Dripping Springs, ranked 2nd in the area and #16 in the state (Texas Football magazine).
The Chaps, ranked #1 in the Statesman’s ranking of 6A teams, (6-0, 4-0) will be seeking its 46th straight win behind the arm of Paxton Land and a punishing ground game. Land, who returned to the lineup after being injured in the season’s opener has completed 72% of his passes, including 5 TDs.
Land has a pair of Power 5 receiver commits at his disposal. Notre Dame pledge, Jaden Greathouse leads the Chap averaging almost 20 yards on his 22 catches, that include a half dozen TDs. Kaden Kubecka, who has committed to Kansas 15 catches include five trips to the endzone.
The Tigers are led by field general, Baylor commit, Austin Novosad and a stingy defense. Novosad has passed for 216.5 yards a game with 18 scoring tosses.
The Tiger D, has been stout all season having given up only 40 points, 20 of which came in the season opening 23-20 win over District 25-6A powerhouse Vandegrift.
Sophomore running back Jack Tyndall leads all ball carriers with 437 yards and 8 scores, while senior receiver Garon Duncan has pulled in 31 receptions with 8 scores.
Lake Travis (3-3, 3-1) is seeking its second win in a row as the Cavaliers travel to House Park to take on Anderson (3-4, 1-4).
The Cavs welcomed back senior QB, Michigan State pledge, Bo Edmundson to action in last week’s 49-7 win over Del Valle. Edmundson, had missed the first five games with a back injury.
In Thursday action, Akins (1-7, 1-5) earned its first victory of the campaign with a 43-37 overtime thriller against cross-town foe Austin High (1-6, 1-4).
Bowie (6-1, 4-1) cruised to a 49-7 win over Johnson (3-5, 3-3) at Burger Stadium.
Del Valle (1-6, 1-4) have the week off before hosting Anderson next Thursday.
Two the 25-6A leaders, 6-0, 3-0 Round Rock and 5-1, 3-0 Vandegrift, will tangle at Monroe Stadium tonight.
The Dragons, ranked 3rd in the Statesman’s poll, are led by versatile QB Mason Cochran. Cochran has accounted for 19 TDs, 15 on the ground as he leads Round Rock with 739 yards.
Baylor baseball commit, Braden Buchanan and his favorite receiver, Miles Coleman, leads the Viper offense that has reeled of five straight wins after a 23-20 season-opening loss to unbeaten Dripping Springs.
Buchanan has thrown for 238 yards a game and 15 TD passes, while Coleman is averaging over 100 receiving yards a game with 38 catches for 689 yards and 7 scores.
The district’s other leader, Vista Ridge (4-2, 3-0) looks to keep a share of the district top spot as the Rangers travel to face Stony Point.
VR has strung together 4 consecutive wins after consecutive losses to Bowie and Georgetown while the Tigers (3-3, 0-3) are seeking its first district win after starting the season 3-0 with non-district wins over Austin High, Killeen and Pflugerville.
With games looming against Vandegrift and Round Rock in the next two weeks, Cedar Ridge is looking to improve its district mark to 3-1 as the Raiders take on Manor (4-2, 1-2) in a game with playoff implications.
The Raiders are looking for its third win in a row after last week’s 44-20 triumph over Stony Point, while Manor is looking to get back on track after consecutive losses to district leaders, Vandegrift and Round Rock.
The remaining game on the district slate will feature Westwood and McNeil both seeking its first district win after opening district play with 3 losses,
Westwood (3-3, 0-3) lost last week to Vista Ridge 27-16, while McNeil (2-4, 0-3) was shut out by Vandegrift 57-0.
After last week’s 51-20 district victory over Copperas Cove, Weiss is traveling to take on 4-2, 1-1, Bryan at Merrill Green Stadium in district 12 6A play.
The win was Wolves’ first 6A district win after last year’s 10-2 campaign that ended in an Area round loss 41-31 loss to Manvel.
Hutto is looking to end a two-game district losing streak as the Hippos are visiting one of the 12-6A favorites, Temple (5-2. 3-0).
In District 27-6A San Marcos host 6-0 Cibolo Steele. The Rattlers, 3-3, 1-0, edged Schertz Clemens 28-24 last week in their district opener.
Deadlocked in a 3-way tie at the top of District 11-5A D1 standings, Glenn will travel to the Brazos Valley taking on 2021 state runner-up College Station (5-1, 3-0).
The Grizzlies (5-1, 3-0), who rely on the ground game in their slot-T offense, have strung together 3 straight wins since a 10-7 loss to cross-town rival Rouse.
Glenn, averaging 333 yards on the ground this season are led by junior RB DJ Dugar. Dugar has rushed for 909 yards and has scored 11 TDs on the ground.
Birkelbach Field will see Georgetown (4-2, 2-1) on the visitor’s sideline as the Eagles look to stay in contention for a playoff spot when the tackle winless East View.
The Eagle offense has been on fire the last two weeks after putting up 70 points on Hendrickson and Leander while the Patriots (0-6, 0-3) are looking to give Coach Mike Wall is first victory at the school.
Cedar Park (1-5, 1-2) is looking to improve to .500 in district play as the T-Wolves host 1-5, 0-3 Hendrickson.
After starting its season 3-0, Leander is looking to get back in the win column as the Lions take on A&M Consolidated.
After suffering its first loss of the season last week, 44-41 to New Braunfels Canyon, the Hawks are looking to bounce back as they face 5-1, 3-0 Seguin in a game that has District 12-5A D1 playoff ramifications.
Lehman (2-4, 0-3) is still searching for its first district victory as the Lobos face Canyon in New Braunfels.
Travis and Crockett, both 2-1, in District 12-5A DII, will square off in the battle for south Austin 5A supremacy.
Travis is coming off a 47-0 shutout over Eastside, while the Cougars pounded Navarro 49-13 last Thursday.
District leader LBJ is looking to stay unblemished in district action as the Jaguars face off against the Vikings of Navarro.
After scoring 89 last week, LBJ has not let up off the gas, as the Jaguars have raced off to a 63-0 lead at the half.
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