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Westlake High School football does it again, ranking No. 4 in MaxPreps' Top 25 rankings as the team prepares to face off against Southlake Carroll High School this weekend in the Texas 6A Division 1 title game.


Westlake is the highest-ranked out of four other Texas high schools on the list, followed by No. 7 North Shore High School in Houston, No. 9 Ryan High School in Denton and No. 10 Southlake Carroll High School in Southlake.

And in MaxPreps Texas rankings, Westlake is at the top after a five-point jump, followed by Carthage High School in second place after a one-point jump and Carroll in third, after an eight-point jump.

The announcement comes just days before Saturday's game, which is slated to be a more-than-interesting battle between Westlake and Southlake Carroll High School, but not for the obvious reason.

The game will be a showdown between Westlake Head Coach Todd Dodge and his son Riley Dodge, head football coach at Carroll, his alma mater. The game has been dubbed the "Dodge Bowl" in anticipation.

The two had already planned to face off against each other at the AT&T Stadium this season but the game was canceled due to COVID-19. It would have been the first time the two have ever competed against each other.

Now, the very same teams will meet for the 6A Division I state championship game after making it there fair and square. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m Saturday, Jan. 16. Either way, the Dodge family will get a win.

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