Lone Star Gridiron

Klein Oak Panthers (8-3) vs Austin Westlake Chaparrals (9-2)

Klein Oak vs Austin Westlake

11/19, 4 pm, Klein Memorial

The winner will play the winner of the Dallas Skyline (11-0)/DeSoto (10-1) game in the Regional round of the playoffs.

These schools have never met in the playoffs.

 

Klein Oak Panthers (8-3)

Playoff Appearances : 11

Streak: 2 Consecutive Years

Last Week: Klein Oak 48, Kingwood 29

 

Austin Westlake Chaparrals (9-2)

Playoff Appearances : 27

Streak: 24 Consecutive Years

Last Week: Austin Westlake 42, Round Rock 6

Team Site

Mike Says: The key to Klein Oaks chance to win is Mr. Do Everything Nicky Baratti. They started him at running back for the first time last week. Westlake will always bring a tough defense and play mentally sound football on all sides of the ball. This is one of the biggest games in Klein Oak history and they have it in their back yard. I had Westlake #23 and Klein Oak #26 in the Pre-Season. The PANTHERS win 27-24!!!

Chris Says: Ever since watching Austin Westlake this season in their win over Abilene Cooper, I think I understand what this team is about.  Sure, their defense has some major holes, but darn - these kids have heart.  No where is that more evident than with running back, Brice Dolezal.  This kid flat out hustles.  I know that Klein Oak's Nicky Baratti is "the man," but Dolezal is "the heart."  I think this will be a great battle, but heart will win - CHAPARRALS take it 34-32!!!!

What are your thoughts?