After an emotional ride, the lone remaining 12-6A team will go after a state title as The Woodlands Highlanders take on Lake Travis at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium on Saturday.
The Woodlands took the hard way to get there as they took down state and national powerhouse Allen, 36-28, in Austin in the state semifinals this past Saturday.
Facing possibly its best opponent of the season, The Woodlands’ QB Eric Schmid responded with another huge game in throwing for 369 yards and three touchdowns.
His top target was Kesean Carter, who caught nine passes for 183 yards. Dylan Casey added five receptions for 140 yards.
The Highlanders took control nearly from the opening kickoff as they took a 20-3 lead into half and extended that margin to 23 on the opening drive of the third quarter.
From there, The Woodlands was able to hold off a late charge from Allen by holding a high-powered ground attack to a total of 83 rushing yards.
The Highlanders will look to cap off their remarkable run against a Lake Travis team that has run over most of its competition on the way to a 14-1 record.
Lake Travis has reeled off 14 straight wins since a season-opening 35-28 loss to Converse Judson. Following that loss, the Cavaliers hung on for a thrilling 59-56 overtime win over Cibolo Stele.
Since then, Lake Travis has mowed down the completion, winning 12 of its last 13 games by at least 30 points.
The Cavaliers have been especially impressive as of late in rolling to a 51-3 win over rival Austin Westlake before pummeling Atascocita 63-21.
Kickoff for Saturday’s game is set for 8 p.m. That game will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest.