The wait is over for a high school football team from the Dallas Independent School District to win a state championship. Saturday, South Oak Cliff beat Liberty Hill 23-14 to win the Class 5A Division II championship at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.
SOC’s title is the first by a Dallas ISD team since 1958.
Over 40,000 fans watched quarterback Kevin Henry-Jennings throw for two touchdowns that helped him earn offensive MVP honors. The future SMU Mustang completed 13-of-23 passes for 144 yards, plus he ran for 13 yards.
South Oak Cliff entered the game ranked No. 66 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings, powered by NFL Play Football.
Kevin Henry-Jennings (South Oak Cliff) earned Championship Game Offensive MVP with 144 passing yards and 2 pass TDs.— Texas UIL (@uiltexas) December 18, 2021
Abdul Muhammad (South Oak Cliff) earned Championship Game Defensive MVP with a game-high 10 tackles and 1 PBU.#UILState pic.twitter.com/QzCjPQvLhR