Written by Alonzo Olmedo
The Tom Landry Classic is considered one of the premier high school football events in the nation. Since 2000, the annual event has honored the legacy of legendary icon Tom Landry, and nearly half a million dollars have been given in scholarships through corporate sponsors.
The 13th annual Tom Landry Classic took, which place this past weekend at Eagle Stadium in Allen, featured a battle between the Coppell Cowboys and the Longview Lobos.
After Coppell displayed an offensive clinic in a 41-8 rout of the Lobos in 2012, Coppell head coach Joe McBride knew that Longview would come out with the 2012 Tom Landry Classic still fresh on their minds.
“Longview heard about it for a year. They’re one of the top five tradition-rich schools in the state of Texas. They’re not just going to sit back and get hit in the mouth,” he said. McBride knew he had his hands full for the second consecutive year, as Coppell and Longview opened their respective seasons with the annual Tom Landry Classic.
Coppell and Longview went scoreless in the first quarter, as both offenses struggled to get in sync. The first points of the game came in the middle of the second quarter. On their own 3 yard line, a mishap on Longview’s special teams resulted in a safety and two points for the Cowboys.