Cedar Park defeats Westwood 12-9

Paige Parks and Savannah Burchfiel

After a week of homecoming festivities, the Cedar Park High School varsity football team (2-2) defeated their 5A rivals, Westwood (2-2), 12-9 on Sept. 21 at Gupton Stadium.

The team balanced confidence and cockiness to prepare for the homecoming game.

“We were ready for Westwood,” junior safety Lane Waller said. “We didn’t get too cocky. We weren’t over the top or conceited.”

Senior running back Ethan Fry led the team in rushing for 57 yards on 12 carries. Sophomore running back Chris Hutchings rushed for 46 yards on 14 carries. Senior Nathan Harwell scored the first Timberwolf touchdown in the second quarter.

In the fourth quarter, junior quarterback Nathan Grimm scored the second touchdown, putting the Timberwolves in the lead.

Black Rain defense recovered a Westwood fumble in the fourth quarter, securing the win.

The Timberwolves will take on the Leander Lions for the first game of the district season at Gupton Stadium on Friday, Sept. 28.

For the annual Crosstown Showdown game, Cedar Park students are encouraged to Blue Out. Blue shirts will be sold Thursday in the cafeteria. Proceeds will benefit Officer Camacho’s wife.