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De La Salle Crushes Westlake To Win State Football Championship

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Rahshaun Haylock — (CBS)  Westlake was blacked out for the Open Division Bowl against De La Salle.

The Warriors wore their all-black uniforms when they stepped onto the field, and then they got blacked out.

The Spartans threw a haymaker on their first possession, in the form of a Tiapepe Vitale 36 yard touchdown run, just 1:17 seconds into the game.

Westlake never responded to that, as De La Salle cruised 35-0 to win their third straight Open Division Bowl Game.

Servite head coach Troy Thomas entered this season talking about “another level” you have to get to after losing 48-8 in last year’s Open Division Bowl.  Jim Benkert may be having similar talks with his players.

De La Salle (13-1) added a Bart Houston quarterback sneak and a touchdown from Houston to Michael Hutchings.

The Spartans led 21-0 at the half.  The Warriors had 211 yards of total offense in the first half but couldn’t come away with any points.

De La Salle absolutely shut the door in the second half.  They allowed just 37 yards of total offense from the Warriors, while they added two scores themselves to complete the shutout.  It’s the first time Westlake (14-1) has been shutout since November 14, 2008 in a 35-0 loss to Moorpark.

Westlake quarterback, Justin Moore, finished 15-31, for 153 yards and was picked off twice in the endzone.

Moore’s counterpart, Houston was seven of 12 for 180 yards and a touchdown.  Houston also rushed for 47 yards and two scores.

It’s the fourth state bowl win for De La Salle and head coach Bob Ladouceur —a state record.  De La Salle has been invited to play in the bowl games every year.  They are 4-2.

Southern California is now 0-4 in the Open Division Bowl Game.

New UCLA head coach, Jim Mora and members of his staff were in attendance.

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