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There’s a question many Texas High School football fans have pondered over the years: What area produces the best high school football in the Lone Star State?
The following infographic displays the percentages of different area teams that have represented their respective area in the UIL state championship games from the top three classifications since 2010. From Class 3A-5A from 2010-2013 to last year’s bump from 3A-5A, now 4A-6A, the visual clearly shows what area dominates the lauded sport.
It was a rough start for Dallas teams in the 20-teens. Eight teams from the Dallas area played for a state title, yet only three won. However, a stat worthy of mentioning is, the five teams that lost were only defeated by an average of seven points.
Denton Guyer, Allen, Cedar Hill and Lancaster reached state, but were 2-2. Lancaster fell to Cedar Park (Austin), 17-7, and Katy (Houston) defeated Cedar Hill 35-24 to capture its seventh state title.
Allen, Cedar Hill, Aledo, Denton Guyer and Argyle represented the Dallas area, going 5-0 by a combined 95-point differential. The closest victory was Argyle over Fairfield, 38-35.
Dallas-area teams finished 4-1. The lone loss was not a blowout, either. Class 4A powerhouse Argyle Eagles looked to capture their second state championship in four years, but lost a dogfight in double overtime to Navasota.
In USA Today’s Super 25 rankings, three out of the four Texas teams in the list are from the Dallas area.