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Old 11-21-16, 07:12 PM
Sykotyk Sykotyk is offline
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I've seen 185 different Ohio teams play. 158 different PA teams play. And 73 different Texas teams play.

I've seen 208 games in Ohio, 210 games in PA, and 58 games in Texas. Most of the Texas games have been state championship games either at Cowboys/AT&T Stadium, NRG Stadium, or the Alamodome. Only 2 games at SMU in the playoffs, a playoff at Plainview, Texas and a regular season game in Memphis, Texas.

Compared to comparable championship teams in Ohio in the same year to championship teams in Texas... Texas wins more often than not. You may scoff at Allen because of their 800-member marching band, 50,000-attendance championship games, $62 million stadium, etc. But they also are really really good. Imagine if the entire city of Cincinnati had one high school and every player of any significance inside the district attended the public school. That's what Allen would be. A city that should have 8 or 10 high schools has only one. And it's by design. Frisco to the west has 8 high schools and is in line to open three more over the next few years. Meanwhile Allen sends almost 5,500 kids to the high school and freshman annex.

So, yes, they're going to be better most of the time than anyone Ohio can put up. Even big parochial from Cincinnati or Cleveland. Then you have Katy. In a district with 10 high schools and also building their third stadium, one to put Allen's to shame, is the juggernaut of their district. Just north of there is Cy-Fair ISD which has over 10 high schools as well. One, Cy Ranch making the state playoffs against Allen just a few years ago. Even lowly San Antonio Brennan, who was only in their third year of varsity football played and lost to Allen in a state title game.

And that's not even mentioned the original stalwart of Texas 'big time' football in Southlake Carroll who have been overshadowed by their much larger and more impressive DFW area monstrosity, Allen.
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