Lone Star Gridiron

2017 Class 5A Division I Championship

Dallas Highland Park (14-1) vs. Manvel (14-0)

AT&T Stadium, Arlington FRIDAY, Dec 22 @ 7pm

Past Champions By Year

Past Champions by Appearances

Notes:  Highland Park is the defending champion and will be making their 8th championship appearance.   Manvel will be playing in their 2nd state championship in only 10 years of varsity play.

Each Schools Championship History

Dallas Highland Park (7) 3-3-1
1944 Port Arthur 20, Dallas Highland Park 7
1945 Dallas Highland Park 7, Waco 7
1947 San Antonio Brackenridge 22, Dallas Highland Park 13
1957 4A - Dallas Highland Park 21, Port Arthur 9
2005 4A Division I - Dallas Highland Park 59, Marshall 0
2007 4A Division II - Austin Lake Travis 36, Dallas Highland Park 34
2016 5A Division I - Dallas Highland Park 16, Temple 7

Manvel (1) 0-1
2011 4A Division II – Aledo 49, Manvel 28

2017 Season Results

Dallas Highland Park

9/1  at Rockwall (6-6) (L 49-53) 7:30 PM
9/8  vs Waxahachie (8-5) (W 32-21) 7:30 PM
9/14  at Mansfield Timberview (3-7) (W 34-32) 7:00 PM
9/22  at Lucas Lovejoy (6-6)* (W 50-7) 7:30 PM
9/29  vs North Forney (10-3)* (W 63-42) 7:30 PM
10/6  Open
10/13  vs West Mesquite (7-3)* (W 38-17) 7:30 PM
10/20  at Mesquite Poteet (6-6)* (W 28-9) 7:30 PM
10/27  vs Forney (2-8)* (W 35-13) 7:30 PM
11/3  at Royse City (4-6)* (W 45-15) 7:30 PM
11/10  vs Wylie East (2-8)* (W 42-7) 7:30 PM
11/18  vs Texarkana Texas (7-4) (at Frisco's Ford) (W 56-49) 2:00 PM
11/24  vs McKinney North (8-4) (at Arlington's AT&T) (W 73-20) 12:00 PM
12/1  vs Mansfield Summit (8-5) (at Dallas' Ford) (W 52-20) 7:30 PM
12/8  vs Mansfield Lake Ridge (12-2) (at Arlington's AT&T) (W 37-35) 7:30 PM
12/15  vs Denton Ryan (14-1) (at AT&T Stadium) (W 45-35) 9:00 PM

Manvel

9/15  vs Pearland (5-4) (W 45-7) 7:00 PM
9/21  vs Galena Park North Shore (9-4) (W 24-21) 7:00 PM
9/29  vs Fort Bend Willowridge (3-6)* (W 70-14) 7:00 PM
10/6  at Galveston Ball (6-5)* (W 35-7) 7:00 PM
10/14  at Fort Bend Marshall (10-3)* (W 56-27) 1:00 PM
10/20  vs Fort Bend Elkins (2-6)* (W 62-7) 7:00 PM
10/27  at Texas City (5-6)* (W 21-0) 7:00 PM
11/3  vs Santa Fe (5-4)* (W 48-17) 7:00 PM
11/10  at Galena Park (1-8)* (W 69-7) 7:00 PM
11/16  vs Houston Madison (6-4) (at Alvin) (W 49-6) 7:00 PM
11/24  vs Nederland (8-3) (at Houston's NRG) (W 51-26) 4:00 PM
12/1  vs Cedar Park (11-2) (at Waller) (W 56-17) 7:30 PM
12/8  vs Temple (10-4) (at Prairie View A&M) (W 49-34) 7:30 PM
12/15  vs Angleton (13-1) (at Houston's NRG) (W 35-10) 7:30 PM

Mike Says :  This is going to be a great game.  Manvel has been #1 all season long.   Highland Park has been taking care of business and looks primed to win back to back state titles.   MANVEL is too fast though and they win their first state championship.

Chris Says : This is another one of those really tough matchups. I think Manvel has more talent across the board but have been prone to hurting themselves. If they play without errors, the Mavericks should take it. If they have any cracks however, Highland Park is built to capitalize. QB John Stephen Jones has matured as a player since their title win last year and at times has put his team on his back and willed them to a win. I've had Manvel ranked #1 all season but frankly, I am afraid to pick against Jones playing at Grandpa's field. I will probably regret it but I have to go with HIGHLAND PARK.

GAME STORY

What are your thoughts?