This season has seen some incredible moments for Texas high school football.
Coaches, players and teams experienced tremendous success on and off the gridiron this fall, but on Friday night, one of the most prestigious moments happened — not just for the fall of 2019 but in the history of Texas high school sports.
Action speaks louder than words
What head coach Randy Allen accomplished this week for his Highland Park Scots puts him among the winningest high school coaches in the country — of all time!
When the fall season started, he was sitting at No. 20 in the country for most wins among active coaches, according to MaxPreps.com.
Allen began his tenure at Highland Park in 1999 and has since seen the most consistency in winning records, playoff appearances and state titles of any team in Texas.
Each year, the program is in the discussion of making a state title run, and each year, it backs it up.
Highland Park has always been in the conversation of great teams with one of the country’s best high school programs, and since the arrival of Allen, the Scots have seen 20 seasons of at least 8-2, including six one-loss seasons, two undefeated seasons and four state championships.
The Class 5A, Division I state championship over the last three years is held by the Scots, and 2019 is looking like another trip to AT&T Stadium in December.
Best of the Best
Allen is currently ranked No. 2 in the state among active football coaches in all-time wins. Phil Danaher, of Corpus Christi Calallen, sits atop the list.
G.A. Moore, Danaher and now Allen — it’s incredible company to be associated with.
When it’s all said and done, Allen will certainly go down as one of the greatest coaches in the state.
Of course, part of the success is due to the athletes to come out of Highland Park during Allen’s tenure, including Kyle Williams, Matthew Stafford, Daniel Sepulveda, Anthony Schlegel and Nick Rose among others.
Regardless, it is an outstanding accomplishment.
Well done Coach., well done.