One More Game To Go

Lake Travis offensive lineman Taylor Doyle doesn't have time to worry about the coaching changes at Texas right now. The senior finds himself in the hunt for another 4A state title.

Lake Travis offensive lineman Taylor Doyle doesn't have time to worry about the coaching changes at Texas right now. The senior finds himself in the hunt for another 4A state title.

Lake Travis knocked off Friendswood on Saturday, advancing to the state title game for the fourth consecutive year. Doyle will now head to Dallas this next Saturday to play at Cowboys stadium. His opponent, an undefeated Denton Ryan.

"I don't know much about them right now, but I do know they have a great defense," Doyle told LonghornDigest.com. "I couldn't asked for a better win yesterday. It was our goal to play in our fourth straight championship and I couldn't be more blessed and thankful that we have that opportunity now."

While a 24-3 win in the state semi-finals is impressive, Lake Travis' win the week before was even more special.

A 21-20 win over Cedar Park and Texas commitment Chet Moss, the same Cedar Park team that upset the Cavilers one month prior.

"It was a great feeling that we got a chance to play them again. It was nice to redeem ourselves by beating a team we lost to early it the season," said Doyle. "Our coaches told us that if we can just get past that Cedar Park game, we would be playing for a state title again. It was a great win."

Doyle's game yesterday was wrapping up nearly the same time that news started to spread of Texas head coach in waiting Will Muschamp's decision to leave for Florida. Doyle committed in February, meaning the staff looked entirely different than it does now.

"I didn't expect it at Texas. I have faith in the program and Coach Brown. He will make the right decision with the coaches coming in and the direction of the team. He's going to get some of the best coaches in the country," said Doyle. "I never reconsidered anything."

A 6-foot-5, 270 guard at Lake Travis, Doyle tried to get back to the basics this season. He focused his attention on footwork, hand placement, and the level of his pads.

"When you take it back to the basics and fix small things, it leads to big steps."


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