IN THE HUDDLE: Allen Eagles

The battle between the nation's No. 1 and No. 9 teams lived up to the hype. Haunted by a 24-14 loss to No. 1 Euless Trinity earlier this season, the No. 9 Allen Eagles came out swinging Saturday night at Texas Stadium in the Class 5A, Div. I Regional quarterfinal. The Eagles jumped out to 17-0 lead and held off a late Trojans' charge to get a measure of redemption with a 34-21 win. Allen now heads to the state semifinals against Stoney Point next week.