College Station vs Austin Westlake

College Station rallied to tie Austin Westlake at 14 in the third quarter of its opener but ultimately fell 35-28 on Sept. 2 at Cougar Stadium.

Backup quarterback Blake Bayliss and Azarian Foght connected for a 30-yard TD pass early in the third quarter to tie the Chaparrals, but Westlake regained the lead on a 77-yard touchdown run by Nakia Watson early in the fourth quarter, and defensive back Connor Kelly intercepted a Bayliss pass and returned it 7 yards for another score.

College Station (0-1) cut its deficit to one touchdown with a TD pass from Bayliss to Harrison Wellmann, but Watson unleashed a 72-yard TD run to keep the Cougars at arm’s length. Bayliss threw for one more touchdown, connecting with Jaelin Campbell for 86 yards, and finished with 246 yards on 12-of-20 passing.

Despite leaving the game early with stomach cramps, Marquez Perez led College Station in rushing with 115 yards on seven carries, including a 96-yard touchdown dash in the first quarter.

College Station and Westlake originally weren’t scheduled to play but met when Hurricane Harvey forced both schools to cancel their openers — College Station vs. Houston C.E. King and Westlake vs. Katy.

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