The Lake Travis Cavaliers and The Woodlands Highlanders will meet on Saturday evening for the 6A Division I state championship, the state’s most prestigious title, in the final game of the 2016 Texas high school football season.
It’s been one heck of a ride in the 2016 season and this game is very fitting to cap off the excitement we’ve all experienced this year.
Lake Travis QB and Texas AP Player of the Year Charlie Brewer will take his Cavalier team into the title game riding a 14-game winning streak and seeking vengeance for the game they dropped a year ago.
Brewer has had an incredible 2016 campaign, and will look to keep it going in this one as he has thrown for 52 touchdowns and just one interception throughout the season. The senior QB will look to get to his star receiver, Cade Green, who grabbed six passes for 100 yards last week, pushing him over 1,000 yards for the season.
Lake Travis’ defense is also something not to be reckoned with as they are only allowing 8.5 points in their past 12 games.
That defense will meet up with one of the most dangerous dual-threat quarterbacks in the state, Eric Schmid, who is averaging 255 rushing yards and 223 passing yards per game.
Last week, behind their speedy receiving core, The Woodlands knocked off perennial-powerhouse Allen 36-28 at Austin’s DKR-Memorial Stadium to reach their first state title game since 2003.
The Highlanders also come into this game unscathed with a 15-0 record and an average margin of victory of 29 points per game.
The Woodlands will also be looking for the clean sweep of football state championships after winning the 7on7 State Championship over the summer in College Station.
The Woodlands will have the upper-hand in the first half as they have outscored their opponents in the first two quarters in each of their playoff victories, but Lake Travis will storm back in the second half behind Charlie Brewer’s five touchdown passes to cap the 2016 season with a bang.
Lake Travis by three.