DeSoto defeated South Lake, and Allen defeated South Lake. DeSoto is undefeated at 14-0, Allen is 13-1. The Eagles (Allen), somehow was able to shut-out the South Lake Carroll Dragons 24-0 when Allen unveiled their brand spanking new $60 Million stadium, DeSoto however, surrendered 45 points to the Dragons in Saturday’s Division 1 State Quarterfinal Playoff game at SMU’S Ford-Stadium.
— DeSoto, is ranked #1 in the state on MaxPreps.com’s rankings, and #1 in their “Xcellent 25” rankings. Allen is right behind DeSoto in state-rankings at #2, and Maxpreps has them at #25 in the “Xcellent 25” ratings.
Allen’s only loss came against the Cooper Cowboys, in a 27-24 thriller on September, 28th. DeSoto came as close as Saturday’s near loss vs. Carroll, playing from behind, and scoring the game-winning touchdown with seven minutes to go in the game, stopping the Dragons short, no literary, an INCH-SHORT.
If anything, the DeSoto Eagles are the favored team in Friday night’s game, which will once again be played at SMU’s Ford-Stadium. Though the favored ones, a big task lies ahead in front of these DeSoto Eagles, in their opponents, the Allen Eagles (yes, they’re the Eagles, too).
While DeSoto may have only won by an inch on Saturday, they still came out on top as the winner. — As did Allen in their game. But only one team named: “The Eagles” are going to head to the State Championship game on Saturday. Expect an epic clash in this one.
Thomas Brunt is the sports-editor for Birdville High School’s student-newspaper; “The Hawk” as well as an inside sports-reporter for his school. He also writes columns and blog-posts on other popular High School football teams, such as the Trinity Trojans, DeSoto Eagles, and Allen Eagles. You can follow his personal Twitter space: @SPORTSDUE350, send him an email, regarding sports here: email@example.com