Highland Park’s season-opening 44-3 loss to Aledo on Saturday night in the Tom Landry Classic was one for the record books.
My predecessor Scott Farrell, who still helps out with the radio broadcasts of Scots football games, spent a couple of hours of his Labor Day tracking down some facts and figures about the loss. Here’s what he found:
It was the fifth-worst loss in program history. The worst was a 53-0 setback against Forest Avenue in 1928.
It was the first time since 2000 — a span of 167 games — the Scots had gone without scoring an offensive touchdown in a game. And Highland Park won that game against Southlake Carroll, 13-6.
It was the first time since 1997 — a span of 194 games — the Scots had gone without scoring a touchdown in a game.
It was the first time since 2003 and 2004 the Scots had lost back-to-back season openers. Both times the Scots rallied to win the district title, as they did after last season’s 31-12 loss to Aledo in the opener.
Highland Park will try to get back on track against Monterrey (Mexico) Tec at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Highlander Stadium. The Scots will also try to avoid their first three-game losing in the Randy Allen era and losing consecutive regular-season games for the first time since 1995.