THE WEEK IN REVIEW

Team of the Week: Bowie

The Bulldogs (4-2, 2-2 District 25-6A) got a much-needed win to stay in playoff position, and it came in the form of a 27-0 shutout over Anderson (2-3, 1-2). A 62-yard punt return touchdown by Jackson Lord sparked things for Bowie, and running back Kyle Carter scored the final three touchdowns in a 23-carry, 163-yard effort. The Bulldogs held the Trojans to 138 yards of total offense. Bowie now gets an open week to rest up.

Player of the Week: Tavierre Dunlap, Del Valle

The numbers speak for themselves. The Cardinals running back had 24 carries for 390 yards and five touchdowns Thursday in a 58-39 romp over Austin High (2-4, 1-3). Dunlap scored on runs of 67, 11, 89, 43 and 61 yards to help Del Valle (3-3, 1-3) earn its first district win. Dunlap is nearing on 1,000 yards for the season, with 886 in six games.

The rest of the district

Lake Travis (5-0, 4-0) cruised into the Battle of the Lakes against Westlake with an easy 64-7 win over Lehman (0-5, 0-3). The Cavaliers held out wide receiver Garrett Wilson, an Ohio State commit, due to a back injury but it didn’t matter as eight different Lake Travis targets caught a pass. … Hays (5-0, 3-0) rolled over Akins (3-3, 1-3) by a 56-21 margin.

THE WEEK IN PREVIEW

Game of the Week: Lake Travis at Westlake

The game that every Central Texas high school football fan has circled on their calendar has finally arrived. In 2017, the Chaparrals (4-1, 3-0) finally snapped a 10-game losing streak to the Cavaliers, who will see this year’s game as a chance for payback. Due to district realignment, the game will be played at Chaparral Stadium for the second straight year. Both teams are unbeaten in district, but Westlake picked up a blemish in Week 2 when it blew a lead in the fourth quarter against Cypress Ranch. Lake Travis has yet to be challenged, and a talented Chaps' defense will pose the biggest test yet for an offense featuring Wilson and Texas quarterback commit Hudson Card.

Other games

Hays travels inside Austin city limits on Thursday for a meeting with Austin High at House Park. … Akins hosts Anderson at Burger Stadium. … Del Valle looks to keep momentum as it faces Lehman at Bob Shelton Stadium in the suburbs of Mountain City.