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Westlake Football - Westlake Versus Bastrop (1996)

Linda Piefer

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  •  Jeff Mudd, Sports Editor for the Westlake Picayune, comments on the match-up 
  •  Jerry Sisemore, former offensive lineman for the Texas Longhorns and Philadelphia Eagles 
  •  Opening kickoff 
  •  The Bastrop Bears score first on a third and goal 
  •  Confusion on the kickoff puts Westlake deep in their own territory 
  •  The Westlake offense takes the field. Senior quarterback Drew Brees wears jersey no. 15.  
  •  A long pass reception from Brees puts the Chaparrals at the Bastrop 31 yard line 
  •  Brees throws a touchdown pass to teammate Brett Robin 
 
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Westlake Chaparrals Football, or Chaps TV, was a public access television program produced by Westlake High School. Students of Westlake’s Television Broadcast Crew took over production in 2004, renaming the program CHAP TV. This 1996 segment captures the pre-game commentary and opening drives from a Westlake football game against the Bastrop Bears at Westlake Chaparrals Stadium in Austin. The Bears score first, but senior quarterback Drew Brees and the Chaparrals respond with one of their own. The Chaparrals ultimately won the game 30-7. Westlake went on to win the 5A State Championship, finishing the season with a perfect 16-0 record. Brees, future Super Bowl MVP-winning quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, was named 5A Offensive Player of the Year.
Drew Brees (1979 - ) is a NFL quarterback for the New Orleans Saints. Born and raised in Austin, he lettered in football, basketball, and baseball at Westlake High School. With Brees at quarterback, the Chaparrals finished the 1996 season with an undefeated 16-0 record and the 5A State Championship. Brees was also honored as the 5A Offensive Player of the Year. Brees’ success on the football field continued at Purdue University, leading the Boilermakers to its first Big Ten Championship in more than 30 years and an appearance at the 2001 Rose Bowl. The two-time Heisman finalist was named the 1998 and 2000 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and 2000 Big Ten Player of the Year. 
 
In 2001, Brees entered the NFL draft. He played five seasons with the San Diego Chargers before moving to the New Orleans Saints. In 2009, Brees led the team to its most successful season in franchise history. After a record-setting 13-0 start, the Saints advanced to its first-ever Super Bowl appearance at Super Bowl XLIV. New Orleans defeated the favored Indianapolis Colts 31-17. Completing 32 of 39 passes for 288 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions, Brees was named the 2009 Super Bowl MVP. 
 
Brees has received several other honors during his professional football career, including 2004 Comeback Player of the Year, 2006 All-Pro Team, 2006 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, 2008 and 2011 NFL Offensive Player of the Year, 2009 Bert Bell Award, and 2018 Art Rooney Award. He also holds the NFL record for most career passing yards, most career pass completions, and most touchdown passes in a game, among others.