No. 2 Westlake dominates No. 7 Katy to advance Texas 6A Division 2 state championship

Clemson commit Cade Klubnik fired five touchdown passes as No. 2 Westlake dominated No. 7 Katy in the Texas 6A Division 2 semifinals.

No. 2 Westlake and No. 7 Katy have been the class of Texas throughout the 2021 high school football season. On Saturday, it was Westlake that set itself apart from the pack to advance to the 6A Division 2 state championship game in dominant fashion.

Five-star senior quarterback and Clemson commit Cade Klubnik threw for over 300 yards and five touchdowns as Westlake rolled to a 45-14 win over Katy. Westlake has now won 39 games in a row and will go for its third straight state title under legendary head coach Todd Dodge.

Westlake held Katy scoreless in the first half, jumping out to a 31-0 halftime lead. Katy got on the board in the third quarter, but Westlake added two more touchdowns and led 45-7 going into the fourth.

Westlake kicked things off with a defensive stop and a 45-yard rushing touchdown by sophomore Jack Kayser on its first drive of the game. Westlake then stopped Katy on third down at midfield, setting up a long Klubnik touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Pierce Turner.

Westlake kept rolling in the second quarter, extending its lead to 17 with a field goal before going up 24-0 on a Klubnik 18-yard strike to four-star junior wide receiver Jaden Greathouse with 5:55 remaining in the first half. Westlake then got a stop in Katy territory and Klubnik took advantage, firing his third touchdown pass of the game just before halftime.

Klubnik and Greathouse connected on another touchdown early in the third quarter to make it a 38-0 game. Katy scored its first points on its ensuing drive, as junior quarterback Caleb Koger hit senior wide receiver Nic Anderson for a 45-yard catch and run to cut Westlake’s lead to 38-7.

Westlake put its foot on Katy’s throat on its ensuing drive, as Klubnik fired one last touchdown pass to Keaton Kubecka for Kubecka’s second score of the game. Koger and Anderson hooked up for another score in the fourth quarter, but it was too little, too late for Katy.

The loss was Katy’s worst postseason defeat in school history. Westlake will now play the winner of Guyer vs. Tomball next weekend for a state championship.

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USA TODAY Sports Super 25 high school football rankings for Dec. 7, 2021

Week 16 of the USA TODAY Sports Super 25 high school football rankings.

This is the USA TODAY Sports Super 25 high school football rankings for Dec. 7, 2021.

1. Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)

Record: 11-0; Last Result: Idle.

2. Westlake (Austin, Texas)

Record: 14-0; Last Result: def. Vandegrift 70-7.

3. Collins Hill (Suwanee, Ga.)

Record: 14-0; Last Result: def. Grayson 31-7.

4. Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.)

Record: 12-0; Season Complete.

5. St. Frances Academy (Baltimore, Md.)

Record: 8-1; Season Complete.

6. Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas)

Record: 14-0; Last Result: def. Allen 47-21.

7. Center Grove (Greenwood, Ind.)

Record: 14-0; Season Complete.

8. Katy (Texas)

Record: 14-0; Last Result: def. Summer Creek 34-31.

9. Servite (Anaheim, Calif.)

Record: 10-3; Season Complete.

10. St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.)

Record: 10-2; Season Complete.

11. Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.)

Record: 14-0; Last Result: def. Northwestern 37-12.

12. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

Record: 13-1; Last Result: def. Buchholz 45-7.

13. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.)

Record: 12-1; Season Complete.

14. St. John’s (Washington, D.C.)

Record: 11-0; Season Complete.

15. Centennial (Corona, Calif.)

Record: 11-1; Season Complete.

16. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)

Record: 9-1; Season Complete.

17. Thompson (Alabaster, Ala.)

Record: 13-1; Last Result: def. Central 38-22.

18. Duncanville (Texas)

Record: 12-1; Last Result: def. DeSoto 38-20.

19. Bixby (Okla.)

Record: 13-0; Last Result: def. Deer Creek 63-14.

20. Saguaro (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

Record: 11-1; Last Result: def. Hamilton 31-24.

21. Chandler (Ariz.)

Record: 11-1; Last Result: def. Liberty 27-21 (OT)

22. Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.)

Record: 11-1; Last Result: 31-24 loss to Saguaro.

23. Central (Miami, Fla.)

Record: 11-2; Last Result: def. Baker County 54-21.

24. Oakland (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)

Record: 15-0; Last Result: def. Summit 43-26.

25. Milton (Ga.)

Record: 13-1; Last Result: def. Marietta 52-17.

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USA TODAY Sports Super 25 high school football rankings for Nov. 30, 2021

Week 15 of the USA TODAY Sports Super 25 high school football rankings.

This is the USA TODAY Sports Super 25 high school football rankings for Nov. 30, 2021.

1. Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)

Record: 11-0; Last Result: def. Servite 27-7

2. Westlake (Austin, Texas)

Record: 13-0; Last Result: def. Pharr-San Juan-Alamo North 56-0.

3. Collins Hill (Suwanee, Ga.)

Record: 13-0; Last Result: def. Lowndes 49-7.

4. Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.)

Record: 12-0; Last Result: def. Don Bosco Prep 28-7.

5. St. Frances Academy (Baltimore, Md.)

Record: 8-1; Season Complete.

6. Center Grove (Greenwood, Ind.)

Record: 14-0; Last Result: def. Westfield 27-21.

7. Katy (Texas)

Record: 13-0; Last Result: def. King 41-24.

8. Servite (Anaheim, Calif.)

Record: 10-3; Last Result: 27-7 loss to Mater Dei.

9. St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.)

Record: 10-2; Season Complete.

10. Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.)

Record: 11-0; Last Result: def. American Leadership Academy 38-14.

11. Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas)

Record: 13-0; Last Result: def. Lewisville 52-0.

12. Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.)

Record: 13-0; Last Result: def. Hillsborough 42-0.

13. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

Record: 12-1; Last Result: def. Homestead 56-7.

14. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.)

Record: 12-1; Season Complete.

15. St. John’s (Washington, D.C.)

Record: 11-0; Season Complete.

16. Centennial (Corona, Calif.)

Record: 11-1; Season Complete.

17. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)

Record: 9-1; Season Complete

18. Thompson (Alabaster, Ala.)

Record: 12-1; Last Result: Idle.

19. Duncanville (Texas)

Record: 11-1; Last Result: def. Spring 42-7.

20. Bixby (Okla.)

Record: 12-0; Last Result: Idle.

21. Chandler (Ariz.)

Record: 10-1; Last Result: def. Queen Creek 48-28.

22. Dutch Fork (Irmo, S.C.)

Record: 12-0; Last Result: def. Fort Dorchester 21-14.

23. Central (Miami, Fla.)

Record: 10-2; Last Result: def. Killian 39-13.

24. Oakland (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)

Record: 14-0; Last Result: def. Maryville 24-14.

25. Hough (Cornelius, N.C.)

Record: 14-0; Last Result: def. East Forsyth 26-14.

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Final 2021 AVCA/USA TODAY Super 25 national high school volleyball rankings

The nation’s 25 best girls volleyball as of Nov. 17

Here is the final Super 25 volleyball rankings of the 2021 season via the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

Rank | High School | Record

1. Marymount High School (Los Angeles, Calif.): 35-0

2. Cathedral Catholic (San Diego, Calif.): 35-5

3. Sante Fe High School (Alachua, Fla.): 25-3

4. Brandeis High School (San Antonio, Texas): 47-2

5. Marian High School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.): 53-1

6. Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, Calif.): 36-6

7. Papillion-LaVista South High School (Papillion, Neb.): 40-0

8. Blue Valley North High School (Overland Park, Kan.): 40-2

9. Keller High School (Keller, Texas): 32-13

10. Marin Catholic High School (Kentfield, Calif.): 28-3

11. Green Level High School (Gary, N.C.): 25-1

12. Wayzata High School (Plymouth, Minn.): 34-0

13. Skyview High School (Nampa, Idaho): 34-2

14. Lansing High School (Lansing, Kan.): 40-1

15. Laramie High School (Laramie, Wyo.): 32-2

16. Penn High School (Mishawaka, Ind.): 35-2

17. Mira Costa High School (Manhattan Beach, Calif.): 28-9

18. Lovejoy (Lucas, Texas): 42-6

19. Eaton High School (Ft. Worth, Texas): 37-4

20. McCutcheon High School (Lafayette, Ind.): 30-6

21. Dike-New Hartford High School (Dike, Iowa): 54-1

22. Dawson Martin High School (Pearland, Texas): 41-5

23. C.M. Russell High School (Great Falls, Mont.): 26-0

24. Notre Dame Prep (Pontiac, Mich.): 64-1

25. Plant High School (Tampa, Fla.): 26-5

2021 AVCA/USA TODAY Super 25 national high school volleyball rankings: Week 12

The nation’s 25 best girls volleyball as of Nov. 17

Here is the Super 25 volleyball rankings via the American Volleyball Coaches Association as of November 17, 2021.

Rank | High School | Record

1. Marymount High School (Los Angeles, Calif.): 33-0

2. Ponte Vedra High School (Ponte Vedra, Fla.): 30-1

3. Cathedral Catholic (San Diego, Calif.): 35-4

4. Brandeis High School (San Antonio, Texas): 45-2

5. Marian High School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.): 48-1

6. Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, Calif.): 36-6

7. Papillion-LaVista South High School (Papillion, Neb.): 40-0

8. Blue Valley North High School (Overland Park, Kan.): 40-2

9. Keller High School (Keller, Texas): 31-12

10. Sante Fe High School (Alachua, Fla.): 25-3

11. Marin Catholic High School (Kentfield, Calif.): 28-3

12. Wayzata High School (Plymouth, Minn.): 34-0

13. Skyview High School (Nampa, Idaho): 34-2

14. Lansing High School (Lansing, Kan.): 40-1

15. McCutcheon High School (Lafayette, Ind.): 30-6

16. Cherry Creek High School (Greenwood Village, Colo.): 22-2

17. Mira Costa High School (Manhattan Beach, Calif.): 28-9

18. Lovejoy (Lucas, Texas): 40-6

19. Penn High School (Mishawaka, Ind.): 35-2

20. Eaton High School (Ft. Worth, Texas): 37-4

21. Dike-New Hartford High School (Dike, Iowa): 54-1

22. Dawson Martin High School (Pearland, Texas): 41-5

23. Hudsonville High School (Hudsonville, Mich.): 51-2-1

24. C.M. Russell High School (Great Falls, Mont.): 26-0

25. Green Level High School (Gary, N.C.): 25-1

2021 AVCA/USA TODAY Super 25 national high school volleyball rankings: Week 11

The nation’s 25 best as of Nov. 11

Here is the Super 25 volleyball rankings via the American Volleyball Coaches Association as of November 11, 2021.

Rank | High School | Record

1. Marymount High School (Los Angeles, Calif.): 31-0

2. Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, Calif.): 35-5

3. Ponte Vedra High School (Ponte Vedra, Fla.): 28-1

4. Brandeis High School (San Antonio, Texas): 42-2

5. Cathedral Catholic (San Diego, Calif.): 33-4

6. Marian High School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.): 48-1

7. Papillion-LaVista South High School (Papillion, Neb.): 40-0

8. Dawson Martin High School (Pearland, Texas): 40-4

9. Spain Park High School (Hoover, Ala.): 47-4

10. Blue Valley North High School (Overland Park, Kan.): 40-2

11. Marin Catholic High School (Kentfield, Calif.): 28-2

12. Wayzata High School (Plymouth, Minn.): 31-0

13. Skyview High School (Nampa, Idaho): 34-2

14. Lansing High School (Lansing, Kan.): 40-1

15. McCutcheon High School (Lafayette, Ind.): 30-6

16. Cherry Creek High School (Greenwood Village, Colo.): 22-2

17. Highland Park High School (Dallas, Texas): 38-6

18. Mira Costa High School (Manhattan Beach, Calif.): 27-8

19. Penn High School (Mishawaka, Ind.): 35-2

20. Eaton High School (Ft. Worth, Texas): 35-3

21. Martin High School (Arlington, Texas): 36-3

22. Dike-New Hartford High School (Dike, Iowa): 54-1

23. Hudsonville High School (Hudsonville, Mich.): 49-2-1

24. C.M. Russell High School (Great Falls, Mont.): 26-0

25. Sante Fe High School (Alachua, Fla.): 25-3

2021 AVCA/USA TODAY Super 25 national high school volleyball rankings: Week 9

The nation’s 25 best as of Oct. 27

Here is the Super 25 volleyball rankings via the American Volleyball Coaches Association as of October 27, 2021.

Rank | High School | Record

1. Marymount High School (Los Angeles, Calif.): 28-0

2. Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, Calif.): 33-4

3. Flower Mound High School (Flower Mound, Texas): 34-5

4. Ponte Vedra High School (Ponte Vedra, Fla.): 25-1

5. Cathedral Catholic (San Diego, Calif.): 30-4

6. Brandeis High School (San Antonio, Texas): 39-2

7. Berkeley Prep (Tampa, Fla.): 23-3

8. Washburn Rural High School (Topeka, Kan.): 36-0

9. Penn High School (Mishawaka, Ind.): 36-1

10. Papillion-LaVista South High School (Papillion, Neb.): 35-0

11. Marin Catholic High School (Kentfield, Calif.): 24-2

12. Wayzata High School (Plymouth, Minn.): 28-0

13. Skyview High School (Nampa, Idaho): 32-2

14. Highland Park High School (Dallas, Texas): 35-5 

15. Marian High School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.): 45-1

16. St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Overland Park, Kan.): 32-3

17. Cherry Creek High School (Greenwood Village, Colo.): 19-1

18. Assumption High School (Louisville, Ky.): 30-5

19. Martin High School (Arlington, Texas): 33-2

20. Mira Costa High School (Manhattan Beach, Calif.): 26-7

21. Sacred Heart Academy (Louisville, Ky.): 29-9

22. Liberty North High School (Liberty, Mo.): 30-3

23. Eaton High School (Ft. Worth, Texas): 31-3

24. Santa Fe High School (Alchula, Fla.): 24-3

25. C.M. Russell High School (Great Falls, Mont.): 19-0

2021 AVCA/USA TODAY Super 25 national high school volleyball rankings: Week 8

The nation’s 25 best as of Oct. 20

Here is the Super 25 volleyball rankings via the American Volleyball Coaches Association as of October 20, 2021.

Rank | High School | Record

1. Marymount High School (Los Angeles, Calif.): 28-0

2. Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, Calif.): 34-4

3. Flower Mound High School (Flower Mound, Texas): 34-3

4. Ponte Vedra High School (Ponte Vedra, Fla.): 23-1

5. Cathedral Catholic (San Diego, Calif.): 28-4

6. Brandeis High School (San Antonio, Texas): 37-2

7. Berkeley Prep (Tampa, Fla.): 22-2

8. Washburn Rural High School (Topeka, Kan.): 35-0

9. Penn High School (Mishawaka, Ind.): 34-1

10. Papillion-LaVista South High School (Papillion, Neb.): 31-0

11. Marin Catholic High School (Kentfield, Calif.): 22-2

12. Wayzata High School (Plymouth, Minn.): 27-0

13. Skyview High School (Nampa, Idaho): 28-2

14. Highland Park High School (Dallas, Texas): 33-5 

15. Marian High School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.): 38-1

16. St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Overland Park, Kan.): 31-3

17. Cherry Creek High School (Greenwood Village, Colo.): 18-1

18. Assumption High School (Louisville, Ky.): 28-5

19. Martin High School (Arlington, Texas): 31-2

20. Mira Costa High School (Manhattan Beach, Calif.): 26-7

21. Sacred Heart Academy (Louisville, Ky.): 26-9

22. Liberty North High School (Liberty, Mo.): 28-3

23. Eaton High School (Ft. Worth, Texas): 29-3

24. Santa Fe High School (Alchula, Fla.): 22-3

25. Punahou High School (Honolulu, Hawaii): 10-2

2021 AVCA/USA TODAY Super 25 national high school volleyball rankings: Week 7

The nation’s 25 best as of Oct. 13

Here is the Super 25 volleyball rankings via the American Volleyball Coaches Association as of October 13, 2021.

Rank | High School | Record

1. Marymount High School (Los Angeles, Calif.): 26-0

2. Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, Calif.): 31-4

3. Flower Mound High School (Flower Mound, Texas): 32-3

4. Ponte Vedra High School (Ponte Vedra, Fla.): 19-1

5. Cathedral Catholic (San Diego, Calif.): 23-4

6. Brandeis High School (San Antonio, Texas): 35-2

7. Berkeley Prep (Tampa, Fla.): 22-2

8. Washburn Rural High School (Topeka, Kan.): 26-0

9. Penn High School (Mishawaka, Ind.): 31-1

10. Papillion-LaVista South High School (Papillion, Neb.): 31-0

11. Marin Catholic High School (Kentfield, Calif.): 20-2

12. Wayzata High School (Plymouth, Minn.): 20-0

13. Skyview High School (Nampa, Idaho): 26-2

14. Sacred Heart Academy (Louisville, Ky.): 24-8

15. Highland Park High School (Dallas, Texas): 30-5

16. St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Overland Park, Kan.): 30-3

17. Marian High School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.): 29-1

18. Cherry Creek High School (Greenwood Village, Colo.): 17-0

19. Martin High School (Arlington, Texas): 29-2

20. Mira Costa High School (Manhattan Beach, Calif.): 23-7

21. Iolani School (Honolulu, Hawaii): 8-2

22. Assumption High School (Louisville, Ky.): 27-5

23. Liberty North High School (Liberty, Mo.): 22-2

24. Eaton High School (Ft. Worth, Texas): 27-3

25. Santa Fe High School (Alchula, Fla.): 22-3

2021 AVCA/USA TODAY Super 25 national high school volleyball rankings: Week 6

The nation’s 25 best as of Oct. 7

Here is the Super 25 volleyball rankings via the American Volleyball Coaches Association as of October 7, 2021.

Rank | High School | Record

1. Marymount High School (Los Angeles, Calif.): 21-0

2. Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, Calif.): 29-4

3. Eaton High School (Ft. Worth, Texas): 27-2

4. Flower Mound High School (Flower Mound, Texas): 30-3

5. Cathedral Catholic (San Diego, Calif.): 17-4

6. Ponte Vedra High School (Ponte Vedra, Fla.): 18-1

7. St. Pius X Catholic High School (Atlanta, Ga.): 41-1

8. St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Overland Park, Kan.): 27-2

9. Brandeis High School (San Antonio, Texas): 33-2

10. Washburn Rural High School (Topeka, Kan.): 20-0

11. Penn High School (Mishawaka, Ind.): 31-0

12. Papillion-LaVista South High School (Papillion, Neb.): 25-0

13. Marin Catholic High School (Kentfield, Calif.): 19-2

14. Wayzata High School (Plymouth, Minn.): 18-0

15. Berkeley Prep (Tampa, Fla.): 21-2

16. Skyview High School (Nampa, Idaho): 18-2

17. Cherry Creek High School (Greenwood Village, Colo.): 15-0

18. Highland Park High School (Dallas, Texas): 29-5

19. Sacred Heart Academy (Louisville, Ky.): 17-5

20. Marian High School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.): 23-1

21. Mira Costa High School (Manhattan Beach, Calif.): 14-6

22. Iolani School (Honolulu, Hawaii): 8-2

23. Assumption High School (Louisville, Ky.): 18-4

24. Liberty North High School (Liberty, Mo.): 20-2

25. Martin High School (Arlington, Texas): 27-2