A Detailed Appreciation of the Astounding Plano East-John Tyler 1994 Football Game

Not sure why, but SB Nation decided today was as good a day as any to take a deep dive into the 1994 high school football playoff game between Plano East and John Tyler. ESPN once called the game among the most memorable in Texas Stadium’s history.

The co-working FrontBurnervian who passed this link along tells me the footage may have been one of the first truly viral videos on the web. I’d never watched it until today. The announcers are amazing, the comeback is epic, and the finish is a heartbreaker.

Even if you don’t want to read all of SB Nation’s examination of the clip, don’t miss the section where they diagram the dialogue in the booth.


  • Zac Crain

    Jon Bois is the best.

  • Carol Beggs

    How about those John Tyler Lions??? Not only was this one of the most memorable games of Texas Stadium, I would say this would rank among the best in Texas high school football history. Just sayin…

  • Cujo Nation

    Did you know the principal of Skyline was a coach for John Tyler that game and year? What a crazy game.