Brewer big in Travis win over Westlake

Texas Prep Insider is in the streets to bring you the latest high school football news. Tonight we have your game wrap up for the Lake Travis versus Austin Westlake game.

Many expected a showdown between two Central Texas powers on Friday night, in a game between Austin Westlake and Lake Travis, but the game turned into a showcase of Cavaliers' offensive talent, especially that of new quarterback Michael Brewer, as Lake Travis cruised to a 42-21 victory over the Chaparrals. 

The win adds another digit to Lake Travis' winning streak, which now sits at 32 games.

After delaying to kickoff until after 8:30 p.m. due to lighting in the area, the game started with a Westlake drive where the Chaparrals advanced deep into Lake Travis' territory before Lake Travis defensive back Hunter Akers picked off Westlake quarterback Tanner Price.

Lake Travis, in six plays, had a 52-yard completion from Brewer to wide receiver Andy Erickson, landing the Cavaliers at Westlake's 6- yard line. This big play led to a short field goal from Lake Travis kicker Kramer Fyfe to score the game's first points.

It didn't take long for the Cavs to get the ball back and when they did, it took eight plays the ball down to Westlake's 2-yard line. Brewer ran it in for the touchdown to put his team up 10-0.

In just his second game as the starter, Brewer accounted for three of the five Cavalier touchdowns as he carried the ball into the end zone on runs of two, six and one yards. His other touchdown came from a 48-yard touchdown pass to Conner Floyd. 

"[Brewer] did a great job managing the game," Lake Travis coach Chad Morris said. 
"The more he does that, the more confident he gets in himself, and you see him growing a lot as a young man and as a quarterback."

It was all Cavaliers going at the conclusion of the first half, after a 42-yard field goal by Fyfe to give them a 21-7 advantage.

Westlake made a few more scores to close the gap, but the Cavs continued scoring as well, which led to one more win in the regional rivalry.

"It's a big rivalry and we look forward to this game all year," Erickson said. "They're our neighbors, so it's a good game to win."

Erickson and Floyd led the Lake Travis receiving corp and accounted for almost half of the Cavaliers' 437 passing yards. Erickson had 143 yards on five receptions and Floyd had six catches for a total of 59 yards. 

The Cavaliers had 534 yards of total offense on the night. With 437 passing yards, Brewer's arm gave the Cavalier's the needed boost. He completed 22-of-29 passes on the night. 

"He's going to be a very special quarterback," Westlake coach Darren Allman said. "He 
already is. He's not real flashy, but he hits open receivers."

Westlake who fell to 1-1 on the loss will play A&M Consolidated at home next week. Lake Travis, now 2-0 on the season will play Boerne next week.

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