Chaps cruise past Hays 65-7

For the second time in as many seasons, the Westlake Chaparrals brought the Hays Rebels’ red-hot seven game win streak to a screeching halt.

Five total touchdowns scored by Chaparral quarterback Kirkland Michaux fueled a 65-7 Westlake rout over the Rebels Friday. Hays (7-1, 5-1) drops into third place in 25-6A standings with only two games left in the regular season.

Westlake (7-1, 5-1) quickly took a 7-0 first quarter lead when Michaux tossed a four-yard touchdown to wide receiver Mason Mangum that was made possible by a blocked punt.

Hays Rebel wide receiver Bryant Lewis attempts to snag a reception with a Westlake defender in tow Friday. (Photo

The Chap lead grew to 23-0 early in the second frame via two more touchdown passes by Michaux, along with a safety caused by an errant Rebel snap on a punt attempt. Michaux went 15 of 22 for 275 yards and four touchdowns passing, while also rushing for 17 yards on seven carries and a score. Westlake running back Zane Minors ran for 80 yards on eight carries and finished with two scores.

Hays orchestrated its lone response in the second frame via an eight play, 66-yard drive capped off by a seven-yard touchdown run by quarterback Durand Hill.

But a formidable Westlake defense rendered Hays’ Slot-T attack null and void for most of the contest. Hays was limited to 117 total yards of offense, 89 of those yards on the ground.

Hill led all rushers with 54 yards on nine carries and a score, while Rebel running back Xavier Green rushed for 50 yards on 11 carries.

Meanwhile, Westlake’s high-powered attacked tallied 35 more unanswered points in the final 30 plus minutes of the contest. The Chaparrals scored on nine of their 10 total possessions of the game.

District 25-6A standings

Lake Travis 6-0
Westlake 5-1
Hays 5-1
Anderson 4-2
Bowie 3-3
Del Valle 3-4
Austin 2-5
Lehman 0-6
Akins 0-6

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