Westlake’s Ehlinger out for Lake Travis game

Westlake quarterback Sam Ehlinger drops back for a pass (KXAN Photo)
Westlake quarterback Sam Ehlinger drops back for a pass (KXAN Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Westlake High School quarterback Sam Ehlinger will not play in Friday’s 6A State quarterfinal game against Lake Travis. Ehlinger suffered a wrist injury in their win over Laredo United on Friday.

The University of Texas commit has gone through a season filled with injuries, playing in just five games. It started with a knee injury in their opener against Katy. Ehlinger came back against Lake Travis in October, but suffered a thumb injury early in the game. Sophomore Taylor Anderson is expected to start at quarterback for the Chaparrals. He has played in six games, throwing for 760 yards and four touchdowns.

Friday night’s game will be televised live on KBVO-TV.