Dave Stephenson of TITUS acknowledged that the game could be the biggest ever played in the state of Texas. Carroll will certainly bring their share of firepower to the contest, including returning seniors and University of Texas commits QB Riley Dodge and RB Tre Newton.
One change on the Carroll sideline will be the head coach with Hal Wasson replacing Riley's father, Todd Dodge, who moved on to become the head coach at the University of North Texas.
The Dragons will be tested by Northwestern, which finished 15-0 last year and won the Florida High School Activities Association 6A championship. The team returns the nucleus from both its offense and a suffocating defense that allowed but 6.4 points per game and notched seven consecutive shutouts.
The game will be televised on one of the following: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPN Classic, with the venue for the Saturday game still to be determined.