Teams as good as Euless Trinity don't lose twice in-a-row very often -- especially at home.
In fact, the Trojans hadn't lost at home in their past 16 tries until the then-No. 2 Trojans fell to No. 1 Cedar Hill at Pennington Field on Saturday night.
The Trojans fell hard in the Class 5A Associated Press poll after the loss and is now preparing for another epic battle with the seventh-ranked Allen Eagles, the defending Class 5A Division I state champions, at 7:30 p.m. on the Trojans' home turf.
These two teams have some recent history. Trinity handed Allen its only defeat last season in a nondistrict battle, and then Allen returned the favor with a 34-21 win over Trinity to knock the Trojans out of the postseason in December en route to the Eagles' first state championship in school history.
These two teams had some serious competition so far in nondistrict play, as Allen's only loss came in the season opener when they lost to Class 4A No. 1 Longview.
So who do you take? There's Allen and its two-quarterback offense with entrenched starter Matt Brown and the change-of-pace guy in Tucker Carter. Then, there's Trinity's smashmouth, old-school style behind running back Tevin Williams, who has 295 yards rushing in the Trojans' first two games.
Prediction: Euless Trinity 23, Allen 17