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Waxahachie grad helps Austin Westlake to 6A DII state football title

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports

A 2008 Waxahachie graduate and former standout athlete stood with his team atop the Texas high school football world on Saturday.

Boomer Collins, a current Austin Westlake assistant coach, helped coach the Chaparrals to a victory in the 6A Division II state championship game Saturday night at AT&T Stadium.

Westlake defeated Denton Guyer, 24-0, in the state title bout. Per Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, the shutout marked the first in a state championship game since 2015 and first in the state’s highest classification since 1988.

The state title is also the first for Westlake since 1996 — a team led by future NFL Hall-of-Fame quarterback Drew Brees.

Collins is currently the quarterback coach at Westlake and was formerly an assistant at Red Oak High School in 2016 under then-head coach Brian Brown. He joined KBEC Sports on “The Press Box” this past Monday to talk about the Chaps, growing up as a coach’s son and his decision to join the coaching ranks.

Before he began a career in coaching, Collins was signed as an undrafted free agent outfielder by the Toronto Blue Jays following a stellar baseball career at the University of Nebraska and Dallas Baptist University. He also dabbled in professional cricket under the tutelage of legendary cricket coach Julien Fountain and was a member of the 2008 Waxahachie Indian baseball state finalist team.

Collins is pictured with Westlake quarterback Kirkland Michaux following Saturday’s win. Michaux, a senior, finished the game 20-of-31 for 285 yards and three touchdowns with one interception. He was also named the Offensive MVP of the state title game.

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Travis M. Smith, @Travis5mith

tsmith@kbec.com

About Travis M. Smith

Travis M. Smith serves as the digital sports director for KBEC Sports. He is the former managing editor of the Waxahachie Daily Light, Midlothian Mirror and Glen Rose Reporter.

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