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No. 1 Allen opens season against Cedar Hill

8/25/2011

No. 1 ALLEN vs. No. 8 CEDAR HILL

7:30 p.m. Saturday at SMU’s Ford Stadium

When we saw them last: Allen’s comeback bid against Euless Trinity in the area round fell just short in a 37-35 loss. Cedar Hill lost to Denton Guyer in the area round, 48-35, not two months after beating Guyer at Cowboys Stadium.

2010 result: Allen squeezed out a 33-27 win over Cedar Hill despite debuting a new cast on offense.

What’s at stake: Allen’s potential perfect season. The Eagles have the talent to run the table and win a state title and but will be tested in this Tom Landry Classic matchup.

Key matchup: Cedar Hill’s QB rotation vs. Allen’s defense. Both Damion Hobbs and Andre Anderson are expected to play under center for Cedar Hill. The arrangement will get a stiff opening test against a talented Allen defense led by LB Thaddeus LaGrone.

Players to watch: Allen RB Jonathan Williams ran for more than 2,000 yards in 2010. Cedar Hill DE David Harris has offers from Air Force and Navy.

Prediction: Allen 21, Cedar Hill 17.