Lake Travis makes history with 5th straight title

December, 17, 2011
12/17/11
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Lake Travis made Texas high school football history, winning its fifth straight state title Friday by beating Waco Midway, 22-7, at Cowboys Stadium.

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“We’ve got to be at the beginning of the discussion when you talk about the very best dynasties in Texas football history and this is the best state for football,” Lake Travis coach Hank Carter said. “It’s special to be a part of it.”

Offensive MVP Colin Lagasse led Lake Travis’ offensive attack, gaining 130 of the team’s total 388 yards on 11 catches. Quarterback Baker Mayfield supplied the connection, throwing for 276 yards and one touchdown.

Lake Travis jumped to a 10-0 lead after the first half on a 17-yard touchdown pass to TCU commit Griffin Gilbert, brother of former Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert, and a 26-yard field goal from Kevin Marcotte.

Midway’s lone score of the game was a 90-yard kickoff return by Orion Stewart to begin the second half.

Marcotte hit two more field goals in the second half, which combined with a Lagasse 1-yard touchdown run to complete the game’s scoring.

Now Lake Travis just has to figure out where to add the fifth star for its fifth title to its logo.

“We don’t know what we’re doing with the logo yet, but people smarter than me will figure that out,” Carter said with a five-star smile.
Travis L. Brown covers high schools for ESPNDallas.com. He is a graduate of TCU, where he was sports editor of the student paper, The Daily Skiff.

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