Believe it or not, I’ve never been to a UIL high school football state championship game. I’ve been to plenty of playoff games, including two this season and four during my time in high school, but never to the state title game.
But that’s about to change. My cousin and the Brenham High School Cubs are headed to Dallas for the 4A Division II state championship game against Aledo on Saturday. Needless to say, I’m excited for it.
In addition to never going to a football state title game, I’ve only been to one UIL state title game overall–the 2012 girl’s basketball state tournament when my high school, Mansfield Summit, beat Rockwall for the title. That year I went as a media member; this time around I’m going as a fan.
This is going to be fun.
It really should be a great game. It’s a rematch of the 2010 state title game in the same classification. That year, Jonathan Gray and Aledo ran all over the field for the first of three-straight championships. Brenham’s out for revenge now.
Aledo, whose 985 are now a national record, will be looking to be the first high school team to ever school 1,000 points in a season. Brenham will look to win their first state title after making it to the title game for the third time since 2004.
The game will be shown on Fox Sports Southwest. I’ll be tweeting and instagramming (it’s a word now) and maybe be posting Vines during the event. Follow me on Twitter at @ViewFromTheBox for everything UIL State championships.