July 18, 2006

SGP, Allen looking for another playoff run

South Grand Prairie enjoyed a very successful 2005 season advancing to the 5A region II area finals, finishing 10-2. The Warriors not only made the playoffs, but also handed the 5A state champion Euless Trinity Trojans their only loss of the season, 35-28, in district play.

The Warriors finished the regular season 9-1 and won a first round playoff game against Denton Ryan, 48-35, before bowing out to Plano, 31-24.

Last season South Grand Prairie featured some of the Dallas area's best defenders in safety Malcolm Williams (Oklahoma), defensive end Brian Ellis (Texas) and linebackers Deron Fontenot (Oklahoma State) and Paul Igboeli (Utah State). Not only was Williams one of the metro-plex's top defenders, but he was also a difference maker on offense and in the return game.

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