9. Pearland (Texas) 28, Trinity (Euless, Texas) 24 in 2010
Going up against the No. 1 team in the country, Pearland needed to reach into its bag of tricks to pull off an upset win over the Trinity Trojans.
Leading 14-10 in the third quarter in front of 43,321 fans at Cowboys Stadium, Pearland lined up at midfield for a second-down play. Prior to the snap, the offensive line stood up as if the play were dead. Instead, Pearland quick-snapped and quarterback Trey Anderson
found Samuel Ukwuachu
on a fade route down the right sideline for a 54-yard touchdown.
The score put Pearland up 21-10 against a Trinity team that had won 28 straight games and had averaged 46 points a game in racking up a 15-0 record. The Trojans fought back, closing the gap to 21-17 on a 2-yard run by Terrence Tusan
But Pearland, which finished the season 16-0, did not fold. The Oilers put together a 15-play, 67-yard march that culminated in a 2-yard run by Dustin Garrison
, one of his three touchdowns on the day.
The state title was the first in school history for the Oilers and prevented Trinity from adding to its collection of championships that included titles in 2005, 2007 and 2009.