Allen wins playoff game after drive to Austin area

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Posted on December 7, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Updated Saturday, Dec 7 at 8:12 PM

There were no high school football playoff games in North Texas this weekend because of the weather; most of the games have been postponed until Monday.

The Allen Eagles did play their game on Saturday. They decided at 7:15 a.m. to make the drive to Round Rock to face Spring Westfield.

Westfield scored on a one-yard run in the 2nd quarter to make it a 14-7 game, but Allen came back with a four-play, 76-yard drive.

Kyler Murray scored on a 30-yard run, one of his five combined touchdowns as the Eagles won 48-13.

 

Allen's band and cheerleaders did not make the 200-mile trip to Round Rock.

"The school district's concern in keeping the band and cheerleaders in town was for adding 800 additional drivers to the local icy roads today and the parking lot this morning and tonight," the district said in a statement posted on its website Saturday morning.

The district also said providing accommodations for hundreds of students in the Austin area would prove to be a problem if road conditions prevented a return to North Texas following the game.

"We know that many parents are disappointed that all of the student groups are not going to the game," the district's statement said. "It seems that an equal number support the decision."

Allen ISD noted that parents and Eagles fans could still drive to the game independently because highways were open.

The district said moving the game to Monday would have presented additional challenges.

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