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Oliver Pierce puts wrestling first, football second at Allen

2/7/2012

If anyone needs proof that football is king in Texas, look no further than Allen. The school sat atop the national rankings for much of this past season and will open up its highly anticipated, state-of-the-art stadium (think Cowboys Stadium) in the fall.

Oliver Pierce is expected to be a key part to the Eagles' squad that takes the field next season, but for this junior, wrestling is where he gets his rush. Pierce's status as one of top grapplers in the world is impressive, considering "Texas" and "wrestling" aren't exactly the peanut butter and jelly of high school sports.

Check out this well-done story from the folks at ESPN Dallas on Pierce and his push to shine in two sports.

Brandon Parker covers high school sports for ESPNHS magazine and ESPNHS.com. Follow him on Twitter @brandoncparker or email him at brandon.c.parker@espn.com.