Southlake Carroll is the team looking for redemption after it took one on the chin to Allen, 24-0, last season. That spearheaded Allen's run to a Class 5A, Division 1 state championship, which it captured with a 35-21 victory over Houston Lamar.
Southlake Carroll lost a heartbreaker to DeSoto, 49-45 in the 5A, Division I quarterfinals.
Many think Allen has another excellent chance at repeating, and that has a lot to do with its junior quarterback Kyler Murray. He passed for 2,004 yards and 17 touchdowns, and rushed for 1,342 yards and 25 scores in 2012.
His father Kevin Murray, played quarterback at A&M from 1983 to 1986 and was inducted into the AT&T Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame last year. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that he really likes Texas A&M right now. But there are several other programs in pursuit, including Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Ohio State, TCU, Texas and Texas Tech.
He performed well in the limited time he received in 2012 by completing 43 of 60 passes for 575 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed 71 times for 492 yards and 10 scores.