Originally Posted by danielofthesaints
When you only have one enormous high school for the entire city of Allen, you're going to have good talent on that team just due to the amount of kids that go that school. However, if Plano only had one school just like Allen, there's no question they would be just as good.
Plano West alone has over 5000 students, if you count the senior high ( 11th 12th ) plus 2 freshmen & sophomore school with over 3000 collectively.
Plano High has over 2500 students just at the senior high - Plano East has over 3000 at the senior high, so if you combined those schools & freshmen/sophomore schools, you're looking at 15,000 students. Not to mention you have two massive private schools in Prestonwood & John Paul ll HS, who actually milk the talent from the high schools.
They would be unstoppable. Desoto/Cedar Hill & Duncanville routinely turnout some of the best talent in the metroplex. All of those schools need to be broken up.
Southlake also needs to be broken up. If you look in the inner city, those teams have been hit so hard by schools breaking a part to make room for students, a lot of the inner city schools have become 4a schools. Combine 3 of those inner city schools, and no one would ever win anything but them.
So, it's a little uneven when you have a school, like Richland in the mid-cities area of DFW, with barely enough for 5a, 1600 students combined - no freshmen/sophomore schools, going up against a school with a combined student count of over 5000. Just not fair.
I talked to a couple of Allen execs, they don't want their school broken up. They have a 60mil stadium, and an arena sized basketball gym, world class video-production on campus, it's huge. Plus their band has over 700 members, can't fit on the field all at once.
Yet, their basketball team sucks. Just so funny...