AUSTIN, Texas — It was the game that football fans in Central Texas anticipated all week. Two former Westlake quarterbacks, Drew Brees and Nick Foles, both Super Bowl MVPs facing off in the NFC Divisional Playoff game.
The Saints topped the Eagles 20 to 14. During the game, fans told KVUE they know the hype of the matchup because of the history behind it.
“It’s really cool, I mean, it’s a really cool story that two quarterbacks would come from the same High School, in our Austin, Texas," said Matt Morgan, an Eagles fan watching the game at The Tavern, a sports bar on 12th Street.
"I think its cool that somebody from here is playing against somebody that's from here," said Sherman Scales, a Saints fan watching the game at Red's Porch Quarry in North Austin.
Drew Brees graduated in 1997 from Westlake High School, Nick Foles a decade later.
It was the first time in NFL history two Super Bowl MVP quarterbacks from the same high school faced off in the playoffs.
"Oh yeah, I mean, it's amazing that one high school can produce two super bowl MVPs," said Don McGivern, who's daughter attends Westlake High School.
“Here in Austin, it’s neat that him and Foles are both from the same school – and it’s kind of fun to hang out in Austin and know that, their story and history with Drew Brees," said Joey Zigler, a Saints fan watching the game at Red's Porch Quarry.
The Saints will face off against the Los Angeles Rams next Sunday, Jan. 20.