Westlake (Austin, Texas) moved up six spots to No. 4 in this week's MaxPreps Top 25 high school football rankings after the Chaparrals upset two-time defending champion North Shore (Houston) 24-21 to advance to the Texas 6A Division 1 title game. Junior quarterback Cade Klubnik
scored the go-ahead touchdown from 1-yard out on fourth down in the final two minutes to snap the Mustangs' 29-game win streak.
Westlake's victory combined with Southlake Carroll's 34-27 win over Duncanville sets up the "Dodge Bowl" as Todd Dodge – head coach at Westlake – takes on son Riley Dodge, who is the head coach at Carroll. How about that for a championship storyline?
Southlake Carroll was this week's biggest mover, jumping 11 spots to No. 10 as sophomore running back Owen Allen
led the way in an upset of previous No. 5 Duncanville. He accounted for 245 total yards and two touchdowns as the Dragons advanced to the state championship game for the first time since 2011.
No. 9 Denton Ryan clinched a spot in the 5A Division 1 state championship with a 49-35 win over Mansfield Summit (Arlington). Oklahoma signee Billy Bowman
hauled in 13 receptions for 134 yards and a score. The Raiders must get past unbeaten Cedar Park for their first state title since 2002.
The Texas 6A Division 2 championship will also feature two MaxPreps Top 25 teams as No. 18 Cedar Hill faces No. 19 Katy on Jan. 16. Kaidon Salter
led Cedar Hill to a 27-17 win over Guyer (Denton) while Katy cruised to a dominant 63-7 win over Hays (Buda) in the other semifinal.
This will mark the fourth time since 2012 that Cedar Hill meets Katy in a state championship game. The powerhouse programs met three consecutive years from 2012 to 2014 with Cedar Hill winning two of three.
MaxPreps Top 25 High School Football Rankings
Record: 8-0 | Last week: 1
Record: 14-0 | Last week: 3
Record: 6-0 | Last week: 4
Record: 13-0 | Last week: 10
Last week: Beat North Shore (Houston) 24-21
Next week: Jan. 16 vs. No. 10 Southlake Carroll (Southlake)
Record: 10-0 | Last week: 6
Record: 14-0 | Last week: 7
Record: 14-1 | Last week: 2
Last week: Lost to Westlake (Austin) 24-21
Record: 14-0 | Last week: 8
Record: 14-0 | Last week: 9
Last week: Beat Mansfield Summit (Arlington) 49-35
Next week: Jan. 15 vs. Cedar Park
Record: 12-1 | Last week: 21
Last week: Beat Duncanville 34-27
Next week: Jan. 16 vs. No. 4 Westlake (Austin)
Record: 10-0 | Last week: 11
Record: 10-2 | Last week: 5
Last week: Lost to Southlake Carroll (Southlake) 34-27
Record: 11-0 | Last week: 12
Record: 14-0 | Last week: 13
Record: 10-0 | Last week: 14
Record: 8-1 | Last week: 15
Record: 8-1 | Last week: 16
Record: 12-1 | Last week: 19
Last week: Beat Guyer (Denton) 27-17
Next week: Jan. 16 vs. No. 19 Katy
Record: 12-1 | Last week: 22
Last week: Beat Hays (Buda) 63-7
Next week: Jan. 16 vs. No. 18 Cedar Hill
Record: 13-1 | Last week: 17
Record: 10-2 | Last week: 18
Record: 11-2 | Last week: 20
Record: 8-1 | Last week: 23
Record: 15-0 | Last week: 24
Record: 10-0 | Last week: 25