Greathouse, Klubnik, dominant defense lead Westlake to third straight state title

Courtesy of Guy Frazier

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ARLINGTON - Todd Dodge will ride off into the sunset having won three straight state championships.

Coaching in his final game before retirement, Austin Westlake’s head coach watched his defense dominate and his QB/WR duo of Cade Klubnik and Jaden Greathouse make big play after big play in a 40-21 victory over Denton Guyer in the 6A Division II state championship at AT&T Stadium on Saturday.

Guyer, which lost to these Chaps two years ago, actually led 14-13 at halftime and then 21-20 midway through the third quarter after Jackson Arnold’s second rushing touchdown. But Westlake took complete control from that point forward to complete an undefeated 16-0 season.

The Westlake defensive line kicked it into high gear to completely shut out Guyer in the fourth quarter.  Westlake was able to force a whopping eight sacks onto Arnold to choke the Guyer offense out. DL Colton Vasek led the way with three sacks and three tackles for loss earning him defensive MVP honors. DL Byers Petty lead the team in tackles with 11 and DL Will Courtney was not far behind with nine solo tackles.

Klubnick was slowed down in the first half but came out fast in the second to finish with 280 yards and four touchdowns through the air while scampering for 60 yards. Greathouse showed out with huge catches to demoralize the Guyer secondary finishing with 236 yards and three touchdowns earning his offensive MVP honors. WR Bryce Chambers caught a quick 15-yard touchdown.

While Denton Guyer (14-2) fell short of a state championship, Arnold made sure to put his body on the line to try and get the Wildcats the win. He threw for 183 yards and one touchdown while running a punishing 56 yards for two touchdowns.

The Guyer defense had success in the first half but eventually succumbed to the might that was the Westlake offense. DL Marquan Pope lead the team in tackles with 12. Key turnovers by the defense were a big reason Guyer was able to compete in the first half. DL Moore recovered a fumble while DB Eli Bowen snatched an interception.

 

Team Names 1 2 3 4 T          
Denton Guyer 14 0 7 0 21          
Austin Westlake 13 0 17 10 40          
                     
  Guyer Westlake                
  17 14                

Rushing Attempts

45 27                

Rushing Yards

108 137                

Rushing Avg

2.4 5.1                

Receptions

18 14                

Receiving Yards

183 280                

Receiving Avg

10.2 20                

Passing Yards

183 280                

Pass C-A-I

18-27-0 14-21-1                

Plays-Yards

72-291 48-417                

Yards/Play

4.04 8.69                
                     
Denton Guyer                    
                     

UNI

NAME QBR COMP ATT INT % YARDS TD LONG SACKED
11 J. ARNOLD 135.8 18 27 0 66.7 183 1 36 9
                     
                     

Receiving

                   

UNI

NAME REC YARDS AVG TD LONG        
22 P. BOWEN 2 60 30 0 36        
5 J. WILSON 3 48 16 1 25        
19 G. O'BARA 5 19 3.8 0 6        
27 B. PHILLIPS 2 13 6.5 0 7        
7 L. SIDES 1 12 12 0 12        
16 J. FOSTER 2 11 5.5 0 9        
4 B. NOBLE 2 10 5 0 6        
13 D. RIVERO 1 10 10 0 10        
                     

Rushing

                   

UNI

NAME ATT GAINED NET AVG TD LONG      
11 J. ARNOLD 32 95 56 1.8 2 15      
27 B. PHILLIPS 5 25 23 4.6 0 12      
16 J. FOSTER 5 21 19 3.8 0 7      
22 P. BOWEN 1 7 7 7 0 7      
5 J. WILSON 1 4 4 4 0 4      
TM TEAM 1 0 -1 -1 0 0      
                     
                     

Fumbles

                   

UNI

NAME FUMBLES LOST              
11 J. ARNOLD 1 1              
                     
Westlake                    
                     

UNI

NAME QBR COMP ATT INT % YARDS TD LONG SACKED
6 C. KLUBNIK 232 14 21 1 66.7 280 4 71 1
                     
                     

Receiving

                   

UNI

NAME REC YARDS AVG TD LONG        
9 J. GREATHOUSE 7 236 33.7 3 71        
10 B. CHAMBERS 1 15 15 1 15        
5 K. KUBECKA 1 13 13 0 13        
81 P. TURNER 1 10 10 0 10        
33 J. KAYSER 4 6 1.5 0 8        
                     

Rushing

                   

UNI

NAME ATT GAINED NET AVG TD LONG      
6 C. KLUBNIK 8 66 60 7.5 0 20      
25 H. HENAULT 6 43 43 7.2 0 20      
33 J. KAYSER 13 36 34 2.6 0 5      
                     

Fumbles

                   

UNI

NAME FUMBLES LOST              
33 J. KAYSER 2 1              
TM TEAM 1 0              

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