The Calallen Wildcats' state championship run ended Friday night at the Regional Quarterfinal in San Antonio for the second year in a row.
This time, instead of coming down to the wire, it was over by halftime as the Lake Travis Cavaliers won 45-14.
Despite quarterback Dustin Vaughan's 200-plus yard performance with two touchdown passes, Calallen's rushing and receiving were lackluster.
Vaughan was 13-for-30 in the air on the night, while top rusher Jeramie Marek managed only 57 yards on 11 carries and Bryden McClure rushed for -1 yard on five carries.
Top receiver Matthew Garza also had a poor performance, receiving only one catch for two yards.
The Wildcats also could not recover from a dismal defensive effort, which saw no interceptions, no sacks and only two tackles for losses.
Stopping the running game was also an issue for the Wildcat defense as they gave up 262 yards on the ground - 176 of those yards came from Lake Travis running back Chris Aydam, who also scored three touchdowns.
Cavalier quarterback Garrett Gilbert also contributed to the team's running game. In addition to his 163 yards passing with two touchdowns, he also ran for 114 yards on just five carries.
Lake Travis caught fire from the beginning of the game as they were up 38-0 by halftime.
The Cavaliers scored 10 points in the first quarter after kicker Thomas Rebold made a simple 20-yard field goal and Aydam rushed for a 15-yard touchdown run.
The second quarter was a nightmare for Calallen.
After scoring a touchdown to make it 17-0, the Wildcats had the ball near their own end zone.
Calallen fumbled the ball in the end zone and it was recovered by the Cavaliers' Ryan Erxleben, putting Lake Travis up 24-0.
Several games this season had the Wildcats playing the comeback kids, but a 38-point deficit was just too much for the No. 2 ranked team in 4A.
Calallen's lone scores in the game came from a 35-yard touchdown pass from Vaughan to receiver Kenneth Rosas and a 42-yard touchdown pass from Vaughan to McClure.
For the second consecutive season, Calallen finished the season at 12-1.
Marek finished the year as the team's top passer and rusher with 26 total touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He passed for 1,363 yards with 12 touchdowns and rushed for 1,149 yards and the other 14 touchdowns.
McClure scored the most touchdowns in the season with 15.
Garza had the most receiving yards with 631 and the most touchdown receptions with four.
For the defense, linebacker Kris Guerrero finished the season with the most total tackles at 141, the most tackles for losses with 11 and the most fumble recoveries with three.
Senior outside linebacker Alan Ford had the most sacks for Calallen with nine, the most quarterback hurries with seven and the most caused fumbles with two.
Marek finished the season leading the team with the most interceptions again, picking off six passes while playing defense.