Allen (TX) goes after third straight High School Football America national title

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by Jeff Fisher

While other national ranking services have had numerous teams – Cedar Hill (Texas), Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey), St. Edward (Ohio), St. John Bosco (California) and Bishop Gorman (Nevada) – in their top spots throughout the season, our national rankings algorithm has had the Allen Eagles on-top for the entire season.

Tonight at AT&T Stadium against Cypress Ranch (13-2) in the Class 6A Division I title, head coach Tom Westerberg‘s troops will try to win their third straight Texas high school football championship and in the process, capture our third straight “mythical” High School Football America national championship.  The Eagles were crowned our outright national champs in 2013 and shared the title with Louisiana’s John Curtis in 2012, our first year of national rankings.

Allen with senior quarterback Kyler Murray at the helm over the last three years has been unbeatable.  He’s 41-0 as a starter with over 14,100 yards in total offense, while having a hand in 181 touchdowns for Allen.  Overall, the Eagles bring a 42-game win streak into the championship game against a team that many feel is a huge underdog.

If Murray, who has given his verbal to Texas A&M, leads the Eagles to victory tonight, he’ll finish a perfect 19-0 in the playoffs during his career.

Our final national rankings will be released on Sunday.

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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.