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Tom Kimbrough Stadium is a 9,800-capacity multi-use high school football stadium in Murphy, Texas. Mostly used for high school football, soccer, and track, the stadium was built in 2003 and is owned by the Plano Independent School District. It is the home stadium of Plano East Senior High School.
Murphy is a city in suburban Collin County, Texas, United States. The 2010 census reported the population as 17,708, compared to 3,099 in 2000. Murphy is located northeast of Dallas and has a history that goes back to the late 1800s.
Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population. Geographically located in the South Central region of the country, Texas shares borders with the U.S. states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, while the Gulf of Mexico is to the southeast.
High school football is gridiron football played by high school teams in the United States and Canada. It ranks among the most popular interscholastic sports in both countries. It is also popular amongst American High school teams in Europe.
The stadium was named after Tom Kimbrough, the former Head Football Coach of Plano Senior High School and Plano ISD Athletic Director after John Clark (John Clark Stadium was named after him). Kimbrough was inspired by Clark, the former coach and PISD Athletics Director who hired him, and maintained his high standards. Under his direction, the Plano Wildcats football team won three state championship games.
John Clark Stadium is a 14,442-capacity multi-use high school stadium in Plano, Texas. Mostly used for high school football and soccer, the stadium was built in 1977 for $2.73 million and is owned by the Plano Independent School District. It is the home stadium of Plano Senior High School and Plano West Senior High School.
He stated that:
The greatest honor of my career has been the opportunity to share with young people an appreciation of the values of perseverance, teamwork, discipline and respect. These certainly outweigh wins and losses and state championships.
Friday Night Lights is a 2004 American sports drama film, directed by Peter Berg. The film follows the coach and players of a high school football team in the Texas city of Odessa, which supported and was obsessed with them. The book on which it was based, Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream (1990) by H. G. Bissinger, followed the story of the 1988 Permian High School Panthers football team as they made a run towards the state championship. A television series of the same name premiered on October 3, 2006 on NBC. The film won the Best Sports Movie ESPY Award and was ranked number 37 on Entertainment Weekly's list of the Best High School Movies.
Allen High School is a public, co-educational secondary school in Allen, Texas. It is the only high school in the Allen Independent School District.
Plano Senior High School is a public secondary school in Plano, Texas, serving students in grades 11–12. The school is part of the Plano Independent School District, with admission based primarily on the locations of students' homes. Plano is a two-time Blue Ribbon School and a Texas Exemplary School.
Plano East Senior High School is a secondary school in Plano, Texas (USA) serving high school juniors and seniors, as well as freshmen and sophomores as a part of the IB World School. It is part of the Plano Independent School District, and enrolls students based on the locations of students' homes. Students at Plano East attended one of two high schools: McMillen or Williams.
Kimbrough Memorial Stadium is a stadium in Canyon, Texas. It is owned by Canyon Independent School District, and is primarily primarily used for American football. It is the home stadium for Canyon High School and Randall High School of Canyon Independent School District, and is the former home of West Texas A&M University. The stadium holds 20,000 people and was built in 1959. It was originally called Buffalo Bowl on Canyon Hill but was renamed Kimbrough Memorial Stadium in 1971 in honor of the late West Texas State University football coach and athletic director Frank Kimbrough.
Justin Christopher Blalock is a former American football offensive guard who played eight seasons with the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Texas, where he earned All-American honors. The Falcons chose him in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft.
John Alec Kimbrough was a college athlete, a member of the Texas Legislature, the star of two western movies and a rancher. His older brother Frank Kimbrough served as head football coach at Baylor and West Texas A&M.
Judson High School is a public, co-educational secondary school in Converse, Texas, United States, fifteen miles northeast of downtown San Antonio, Texas. It was established in 1959 as part of the Judson Independent School District, and is currently classified as a 6A school by the UIL. Judson High School is the second oldest International Baccalaureate World School in Texas, since 1985. The school and the District were named after Moses Campbell Judson, who served on the Bexar County School Board from 1918 to 1939. His nephew Jack Judson was on the board when the decision was made to name the new rural high school Judson.
Alice High School serves the students of Alice, Texas and surrounding communities in Jim Wells County.
Frank H. Kimbrough was an American football player, coach of football and basketball, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Hardin–Simmons University (1935–1940), Baylor University, and West Texas State University—now West Texas A&M University (1947–1957). Kimbrough was also the head basketball coach at Hardin–Simmons from 1936 to 1941, tallying a mark of 29–50. He was the brother of former Texas A&M star football player John Kimbrough.
Allen Wilson is a former American football coach. A highly successful high school coach, Wilson won two Texas state championships and amassed a 213-74-3 record. His teams are known for their smash-mouth running game.
John Tyler High School is a public, co-educational secondary school in Tyler, Texas. It is part of the Tyler Independent School District and serves 9th through 12th grade. The school is named after John Tyler, the tenth President of the United States.
Scott Conley is an American football coach who currently serves as the director of football operations and recruiting coordinator at the University of North Texas. He most recently served as head coach at Texas A&M University–Commerce from 2004 to 2008. As head coach at Trinity Valley Community College, he won a National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship in 1997.
The Plano East Band consists of four concert bands, The Marching Panthers marching band, and a jazz ensemble.
David Warren is a former collegiate American football player from Tyler, Texas.
C.A. McMillen High School, commonly known as McMillen High School, McMillen, or MHS, is a secondary school serving grades nine and ten, located in the East Cluster of the Plano Independent School District. Murphy Middle School and Armstrong Middle School feed into McMillen. Students graduating from McMillen will attend Plano East Senior High School for the eleventh and twelfth grades. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.
Arthur Ganong "Art" Davis is a former American football player who played collegiately at Mississippi State in 1952-55 and for one season with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL).
On November 26, 1994, in a high school football playoff game in Texas, the Lions of John Tyler High School defeated the Panthers of Plano East Senior High School 48–44. The game drew national attention in the United States due to its wildly improbable and tumultuous finish, with seven touchdowns scored in the last four and a half minutes, and it won the 1995 Showstopper of the Year ESPY Award. It has been billed by many sportscasters, both in Texas and the rest of the United States, as the greatest high school football game ever played.
Darwin Brown is a former American football player. In 1999, he was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fifth round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas Tech University and high school football at John Tyler High School.