DALLAS — The Dallas-Fort Worth area dominated the UIL state football championship games in 2022 after nearly half of the wins came from local teams.
Duncanville (6A-D1), DeSoto (6A-D2), Aledo (5A-D1) and South Oak Cliff (5A-D2) all won state titles in December.
And now it's time to celebrate!
All four high schools will be holding celebrations this month that include festivities and/or parades.
Below are details on the celebrations and are ordered by date.
South Oak Cliff
The South Oak Cliff Golden Bears will be holding a parade and party on Saturday, Jan. 7.
The parade will begin at the For Oak Cliff community center at 10:30 a.m. and will progress north on South Marsalis Avenue to the South Oak Cliff High School football field and then Renaissance Park, where there will be speakers and live entertainment.
The Golden Bears are the first Dallas ISD school to win back-to-back state titles. They beat Port Neches-Groves 34-24.
The Duncanville Panthers are inviting the city to celebrate with a parade in honor of the big state title win.
The school district said the parade is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 on Wheatland Road at Freeman Street.
The Panthers beat North Shore for coach Reginald Samples' first state title in his 300-plus-win coaching career.
Aledo will be celebrating its 11th state championship!
The school district said they will be celebrating at Bearcat Stadium on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m.
Aledo dominated College Station, 52-14, in the 5A-D1 state title game.
The DeSoto Eagles won their second title in school history and will be celebrating in style.
The school will be holding a parade and pep rally at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at Chris Dyer gymnasium at DeSoto High School.
Parade marchers and floats will begin staging for the parade at noon at the Amber Terrace Elementary School, located at 224 Amber Ln. Street closures will be in place by 1:45 p.m., event organizers said.
The parade will begin at 2 p.m. from 224 Amber Ln. and go west to Hampton Road, then north to Eagle Drive and finally west to 600 Eagle Drive at the Chris Dyer Gymnasium. The parade will culminate in a community pep rally highlighting the 2022 DeSoto Eagle Football State Championship Team held inside the Chris Dyer Gymnasium.