Since falling to (still unbeaten) Aledo, 44-3, in week one of the football season, Burgin and Highland Park have gone on a 12-0 terror, routing their opponents by an average win margin of 31.3 and securing its 53rd playoff berth, the most not only in Class 4A but the state, leading Amarillo and its 50 appearances.
Burgin, no stranger to Highland Park's offense, has firmly planted himself in the driver's seat this season, two years after big brother Brady Burgin led Highland Park to a 12-1 record and a trip to the third round of the playoffs.
The run game is the biggest difference between the two brothers.
"He's quick, he's athletic, and above all, he's smart. He's instinctful," Allen said of Brooks. "He looks to run when he doesn't have things open."
We caught up with Burgin following last week's area-round win over Dallas Kimball at AT&T (Cowboys) Stadium: