Scenes From The Sidelines With The Allen Eagles As The Program Wins Its Third Straight State Title.
Maybe you played high school football in Texas. Or maybe you just really enjoyed Friday Night Lights. Point is, you know well by now the following to be true: Texas high school football is a big effin' deal.
Still, even in the face of this given, the fact that the Allen Eagles just won the Class 6a Division I Championship for the third year in a row remains fairly major.
So, too, does the fact that the team's 47-16 victory over Cypress Ranch, which came just this past weekend at AT&T Stadium out in Arlington, was the 43rd straight W in the Allen High School program's current winning streak.
But here's something not to be discounted, either: Allen's win on Saturday wasn't just the final high school game for four-star quarterback and Texas A&M University commit Kyler Murray; the win also extended the revered player's high school record to 42-0 as a starer, which is just nuts.
A&M's surely looking forward to having that kind of magic on campus next year after the season it just had. But, for one last time, Murray's magic was under the guidance of coach Tom Westerberg and in Allen red, white and blue during the state championship. And Murray flashed it, too, completing 22 of 32 pass attempts for 317 yards and five touchdowns, en route to being named the game's offensive MVP.
Better yet, our own Alberto Rabelo was on hand to catch it all, embedded on the sidelines with the Eagles for an intimate look at the team as it stretched out its dominance over the rest of the state and its players soaked in their moment in the sun.
All photos by Alberto Rabelo.