When Euless Trinity lost two games in nondistrict, it shouldn't have really raised many eyebrows. But any time a top-notch program with a top-notch coach loses twice in a span of as many weeks, it is a cause for concern.
Granted, the Trojans' losses came to two of the best teams in the state at the time, including No. 1 Cedar Hill and Allen, but some folks were still wondering if the Trojans had what it took to be a state title contender.
Now that doubt can be put to rest. The Trojans (13-2) take on Austin Westlake (13-2) on Saturday at 2 p.m. at San Antonio's Alamodome in the Class 5A Division I State Championship game as Trinity will try to win its third state championship in the past five years
The Trojans play in a weak district but left all that talk at the door in the postseason, especially last week with their mild upset of Round Rock Stony Point, thanks to a big-time gamble from head coach Steve Lineweaver when he faked a punt late in his own territory en route to the win. That call redeemed himself from a blown fake punt a few years back in a playoff loss to Southlake Carroll.
The Trojans lost their main rusher Tevin Williams when the playoffs began, but he's been replaced aptly by Terrence Tusan, and their quarterback Willie Hubbard had a monstrous game against Stony Point last week in the semifinals.
Unfortunately, for the Metroplex as a whole, I just don't see Westlake and first-year head coach Darrell Allman bowing out now.
Prediction: Austin Westlake 41, Euless Trinity 31.
Last week's record: 1-3. Season record: 36-29.
Adam Boedeker is sports writer/award-winning blogger for the Denton Record-Chronicle. Cowboys Stadium is a football stadium, last time I checked.