Westlake Chaparrals clinched their first State Title since 1996, and had the first shutout in a 6A final in a number of years, defeating Denton Guyer 24-0 in the 6A-2 title game. Westlake was led by a dominating defensive performance holding Guyer to only 187 total yards of offense.
Westlake was led by quarterback Kirkland Michaux who was named Offensive Player of the game. Michaux went 20 for 31 for 285 yards passing and three touchdowns. His first quarter strike, on a five-yard touchdown, was quickly met with a kick off return for a touchdown by Guyer. However, a holding call on the return nullified the score and would be the only time that they would see the end-zone.
Coach Dodge gushed about his defensive performance after the game saying, “It just shows what our defense can do. We definitely acknowledge what a tough break they had early in the game losing their outstanding quarterback,” said Dodge, who won titles at Carroll in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006. “But these kids were determined that we were going to get it done today. This was our day.” (Star Telegram)
Westlake ends a tremendous year with a state title, and being the only champion for the Central Texas area for the year.