#1 Allen opens with test against Denton Guyer

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by Jeff Fisher

Photos courtesy of Chris Tripucka.

Photos courtesy of Chris Tripucka.

The two-time defending national champion Allen Eagles open the season tonight in the Tom Landry Classic at Apogee Stadium at North Texas against a very good Denton Guyer squad that should show everyone if the Eagles are ready to win their third straight Texas state championship, which would probably also lead to another national title, if they run the table.

How good are the Wildcats? Denton Guyer has also won back-to-back Class 4A Division I titles and this year they return eight starters on defense that allowed 14.4 points per game last season.  The D is led by defensive end Carl Thompson, who has given his verbal to Kansas. Last year, Thompson recorded 86 tackles, 8 for sacks.

On offense, Denton Guyer will be led by sophomore quarterback Shawn Robinson, who is considered the state’s top dual threat Allen Eagles throwback helmetQB for the Class of 2017 by 247Sports.

Allen returns six players on offense, led by quarterback Kyler Murray, who has led the school to the back-to-back titles.  Murray had a hand in 65 TD’s last year.  Murray, along with Eagle offensive tackle Greg Little, has given his verbal to Texas A&M.

The big question for the Eagles is on the defensive side of the ball where there’s only one hold-over from last year’s squad.

Allen will wear throwback uniforms tonight and we thank Chris Tripucka for providing us a photo the the Eagles’ cool helmet. Chris’ son Nick is a junior center for the Eagles.

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Allen opened the season ranked #1 in our preseason poll.  We will release our first in-season poll Sunday afternoon.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.