ALLEN -- Boy, it’s great to have football back, and one North Texas program can't wait to take flight. Allen's Eagle Stadium is finally ready to shine bright under the Friday Night Lights.
The $60 million project has been shut down for over a year to fix cracks and structural issues. Those fixes ultimately cost another $10 million.
That’s why students and faculty couldn't have been more pumped to pack the gym for Friday morning’s pep rally. And why not? The Eagles have been the High School State Champs for the last three years.
One of the key battles this year will be between quarterbacks Seth Green and Mitchell Jonke. Green is the 10th ranked quarterback in the state, according to rivals.com. He's already committed to play for Oregon.
As for Jonke, he led the junior varsity team to a perfect 10-0 record last season.
The Eagles kick-off their quest for a fourth consecutive state title Friday night at 7:30. It's fair to say, they've got quite the home field advantage.