If the USA TODAY Super 25 national title is to finally wind up back in Texas, it probably will be earned in Allen. This year’s Eagles squad might have a better shot at staking a claim to that title than any of its counterparts in recent seasons, but need plenty of things to happen. Winning the remainder of the schedule is chief among those tasks, and so far the Eagles are taking care of business.
No. 3 Allen whitewashed another area foe in a 38-10 victory against Plano on Friday in a game that was never as close as the scoreline looks. The Eagles led 29-0 at halftime, 35-3 after three periods and didn’t yield a touchdown until the final eight minutes of the game.
The Eagles’ dominance in district has become so complete that the largest daily drama is the point spread in their victories. According to Star Local Media sports editor Matt Welch, Allen has outscored its district foes 158-20.
There’s no sign of that pace abating, either. The Eagles should wbe in pole position to take advantage of any missteps by No. 1 Mater Dei (Calif) or No. 2 IMG Academy (Fla.).
You know what that means? Game on for the national title, with plenty of time left to prove each team’s case.