An near-unstoppable Westlake Chaparrals offense doomed the Lehman Lobos in a 54-0 loss Friday at Shelton Stadium.
Westlake hit the ground running with an early touchdown in the first frame. The Chaps maintained that dominance for the remainder of the half, taking a 40-0 lead at intermission.
Lehman’s defense struggled to corral Westlake’s wide receivers and running backs. Meanwhile, Westlake’s defense didn’t give much room for Lehman’s offense to gather any momentum.
Lehman’s defense fared slightly better in the second half, only allowing Westlake, which had its second and third string players on the field, to score two more touchdowns.
Highlighting the Lobo effort was senior CJ Scott, who snagged an interception in the game.
“It felt amazing to get that interception especially against a good team,” Scott said. He added the Lobos need to “relax” in big games and “not defeat ourselves before we go onto the field.”
Senior Ahmad Jordan Hammonds said the Lobos hope to take the experiences they learned into Friday’s road game against Lake Travis. Hammonds finished with four tackles and a sack against Westlake.
Hammonds said gaining self confidence as a team and making sure they can complete their individual jobs on the field will be key.
“Every week we get one step better, we just take little steps to get that big picture,” Hammonds said.
Lehman travels to play at Lake Travis Oct. 5 before returning home to host Del Valle Oct. 12. Lehman then plays Hays Oct. 19.