DCTF Mailbag Friday: Mount Rushmore of high school upsets, UNT's QB situation, Valley Week and best coaching openings

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@Russell44Jones: Mount Rushmore of HS Upsets 2019 and All Time

Ish Johnson: Dallas Jesuit over Longview, Manor over Cedar Park, Rockwall over Allen and Valley View over San Saba.

All-time? I’m going to forget about a bunch so I’ll let the two elder historians take that one but I’ll throw a lifeline for Rowlett over Allen in 2007.

Matt Stepp: One of the least talked about upsets of the year was Tyler Chapel Hill’s lopsided Week 1 win over Crandall, the Bulldogs were three touchdown underdogs in that game. In the playoffs Ganado’s third round upset of Poth was pretty big along with Katy Taylor’s blowout of Cypress Creek in the regional finals. If you are talking all time upsets we start in 1984 with Medina Valley’s stunning upset of Daingerfield in the 3A state title game, Daingerfield had won 31 straight games and was thought by most to be a multiple touchdown favorite over the Panthers, Medina Valley had other ideas in a stunning 21-13 win. Paris’ 1988 win over two-time defending state champion West Orange-Stark is considered a big upset as well. Cuero in 1975 came into their 3A title tilt with Ennis on an incredible 44-game winning streak, the Gobblers rolled to the 1973 and 1974 state titles and were heavy favorites to beat the Lions, but Ennis had other ideas ending Cuero’s winning streak with a 13-10 win that’s still talked about in Ellis County to this day. The biggest non-state title game upset I can recall is Rowlett’s 2007 upset of Allen in bi-district. Rowlett was 5-5 and Allen was 10-0 and a state title favorite, Rowlett stunned Allen 37-32 and that game more than anything ended the 10am “Breakfast Bowl” kickoffs in the post-season.

Shehan Jeyarajah: Well, we can’t start this conversation without my Blum Bobcats, who pulled off perhaps the biggest upset in modern 6-man history to win their first state title in their 50-year history of playing football. 

Ashley Pickle: The first game between Highland Park and Frisco Lone Star was a huge one in the early part of the season. First Texas team to take down HP at home in 21 years. I felt like that really gave Lone Star the momentum boost they needed to have a very successful season. Rockwall over Allen in the Area round of the playoffs was one for the books as well in the 2019 season.

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