One of Conner Allen’s most vivid football memories comes from when he was still in elementary school, at a game in which he didn’t even play.
Allen was in the stands in Waco in 2007, when Highland Park lost a nail-biter to Lake Travis in the Class 4A state championship game.
“That was the first football game that I cried at,” he said. “That memory is seared into my brain.”
He has always been a fan from afar of the team coached by his grandfather, Randy Allen. But this summer — just in time for his senior year — his connection to the program became closer than ever when his family moved from Austin to Dallas.