Lake Travis Uses Quick-Strike Offense Against Lehman to Rebound from Austin Westlake Shocker

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AUSTIN — Friday was Homecoming night at Lake Travis High School at Cavalier Stadium and in the eyes of fans, the 56-0 victory was much needed to make up for last week’s devastating loss to long-time rival, Austin Westlake.

Lehman, on the other hand, had quite the challenge ahead of them as they geared up to go head-to-head against a team feared by many as one of the best teams in high school. They were also facing the state-ranked Cavaliers, No. 11 in the Associated Press’ 5A Texas Polls.

Within the first 15 second of the game, Lake Travis quarterback Matthew Baldwin, completed a pass to a receiver, Garrett Wilson, who ran the ball 65 yards for a touchdown. As if the this didn’t foreshadow the outcome of the game already, the Lake Travis defense stopped the Lehman offense from gaining a first down and scored once again after quickly gaining possession.

Lake Travis continued this trend, as each player that received the ball off of a Lobo punt carried the ball at least 38 yards toward their end zone. This scoring streak continued throughout the first half (0-49).

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The Cavalier fans, despite the immanent superiority of their team and the reality of another blowout, were lit with excitement that was not only fueled off of school spirit. Homecoming, as it does for most schools, brings a higher level of exhilaration. You could feel this energy, even if you were on the opposing team.

Despite the large gap between the opposing teams, either side showed fantastic sportsmanship as Lake Travis fans cheered on the Lobo band and vice versa.

Players on the Lake Travis side enjoyed mixing up plays, as a long snapper went in as a quarterback and an offensive lineman went in as a running back. Cavaliers fans, players, and coaches were jovial and most likely relieved coming off of a tough loss last week. Lehman got a few good hits here and there but struggled for the most part to defend their end zone.

The game ended 56-0, with Lake Travis taking home a much-deserved victory.

The Cavaliers, No. 10 in TexasHSFootball Top 10 Polls, are 5-2 overall and 2-1 in District 25-6A. — good for third behind Austin Westlake and Vandegrift High Schools. The (5-3, 3-1) Vipers nearly topped Westlake two weeks earlier, falling to the Chapparals 33-31.

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