High School: Week 8

Does Allen deserve to stay atop 5A area poll?

October, 22, 2011
10/22/11
1:34
AM CT
There could be movement atop the ESPNDallas.com Class 5A area rankings after Week 8.

The top five teams all remained unbeaten, but three of them had a tough time doing it.

No. 1 Allen scored with under a minute remaining to overtake previously unbeaten and sixth-ranked Flower Mound Marcus 38-35.

No. 3 DeSoto was torched by Mesquite Horn for 53 points, but the Eagles piled up 59 points to keep their record unblemished with an overtime win.

In Thursday action, No. 5 Southlake Carroll overcame another shaky second half to hold off Keller Central 24-21.

Meanwhile, No. 2 Dallas Skyline and No. 4 Euless Trinity delivered dominating wins over outmatched district opponents.

Do you think Allen should be replaced at the top spot? If so, who should take its place.

Click here for all of the area's Class 4A and 5A scores and records.

Chat wrap: Allen, Jesuit, T'view win thrillers

October, 21, 2011
10/21/11
7:00
PM CT
In arguably the biggest regular-season game of the year, No. 1 Allen travels to No. 6 Flower Mound Marcus tonight in for a battle of unbeaten District 8-5A heavyweights. Jeff Andrews is on the scene to bring you updates and and answer your questions.

We also have writers at Cedar Hill-Mansfield (Randy Jennings), Duncanville-Mansfield Timberview (Travis L. Brown) and Dallas Jesuit-Dallas Lake Highlands (Brittany Levine) to provide updates and take questions.

Here are this week's previews, and here's the Week 8 scoreboard.

Thursday games highlight Week 8 schedule

October, 17, 2011
10/17/11
8:09
PM CT
The lights will be bright Thursday night, as several key matchups are on tap as Week 8 kicks off.

Here are some of the notable Thursday games:
  • In what was almost a matchup of District 7-5A unbeatens, Keller Central (6-1, 3-1) is hosting area 5A No. 5 Southlake Carroll (7-0, 4-0). Central suffered its first loss against Keller Fossil Ridge in Week 7.
  • Up in Collin County, Frisco (6-1, 4-0) is at area 4A No. 6 Frisco Centennial (7-0, 4-0) in a game that could determine the District 9-4A championship.
  • Two of the best teams in 10-5A will square off when Sachse (6-1, 3-1), seeking its first playoff berth visits McKinney Boyd (5-2, 3-1).
Click here for the complete schedule, with records, of the DFW area's Class 4A and 5A games.

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