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Varsity Football Destroys Bastrop 59-7 to Improve to 3-0

Conall Coats
Demani Steward ’24 makes a move on the Bastrop defense, Eventually scoring three more times. Stewart proved he could carry the load for the Warriors breaking a school record with 277 yards on the ground.

On Friday, Sept. 8, the varsity football team demolished the Bastrop Bears 59-7 in a near shutout victory. The Warriors continue their strong start to the season extending their opening undefeated streak to three games to end their non-district play. The Warriors can now feel confident going into district play with a 3-0 record, the second year in a row that they have started with a perfect record heading into district play. 

The game started off in a big way with a 94 yard kickoff return by Scott Uffelman ‘25 for a touchdown giving Westwood an early 7-0 lead. The Warriors did not slow down with a big four-and-out stop courtesy of huge stops by the defensive line. With the defense setting the offense up with stops, when the Warrior offense got the ball the points kept coming with the Warriors scoring 21 straight unanswered points, 14 of which were scored by Damani Stewart ‘24 who, with strong runs and broken tackles in his wake, scored with ease. 

“We really expect our guys to just do the best they can,” Coach Anthony Wood said. “I really think they did that tonight with very little slip ups and dominating plays.”

The second quarter was no different, with the Bears being held to four-and-outs, the Warriors getting the ball, and the Westwood offense dissecting the Bastrop defense, and ending with 7 more points on the board. To end the half the Warriors had 42 points over the demoralized Bears.

Coming out of the locker room, the Bears found some life with a well executed 4th and 6 play that turned into a Bastrop touchdown, bringing the score to 42-7. However, this energy did not last long as the Warriors came right back and broke through the defensive line scoring a 75 yard rushing touchdown to increase their point total to 49 points. Moreover, it wasn’t just the Westwood offense that showed out, the Warrior defense held Bastrop to under 60 yards the whole second half. 

“I still think our defense is truly playing lights out and not letting the other team get the chance,” Coach Wood said. “I also think our offense is all around playing well and making good decisions too.”

In the final quarter of the game, coach Wood put in the backups for the whole team. This opportunity for the second team to get some reps did not go in vain as their inexperience did not stop the Westwood offense from completely dominating the field, nor did it stop the defense from shutting down the Bears. The game ended with a massive 59-7 Westwood win over the Bears in a game the Warriors won’t soon forget, and in one that the Bears will try to. 

The Warriors will play against the winless Round Rock Dragons on Friday, Sept. 15, at the KRAC for the fourth game of the season and district opener for the Warriors.

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Conall Coats
Conall Coats, Assistant Sports Editor
Class of 2025 I have always loved writing, listening, and telling stories. I am eagerly looking forward to being the sports editor this school year, and I can’t wait to see what it has in store for me. Some of my favorite activities are creating and adventuring, whether they be through paper or in the middle of the woods. I spend most of my days talking to friends or taking hikes… if the weather permits it. I greatly anticipate what is to come in this new year, and I hope to see some of you in class!

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