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 QB 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.