Written by Corbett Smith
Plano starts the season with two shutouts for the first time since winning 5A title in 1986
Plano is off to a 2-0 start, thanks to Thursday's 28-0 shutout of Irving MacArthur. That's not exactly surprising; the Wildcats have started 2-0 in four straight seasons.
But the manner in which Plano has accomplished that record has been impressive. In shutout wins over Lewisville (22-0) and MacArthur, Plano has allowed just 166 yards total offense combined in those games.
And back-to-back shutouts are a very fortuitous sign for Plano.
Via Plano Star-Courier's Matt Welch (Twitter: @MWelchSCN), it's the first time Plano has posted consecutive shutouts since the 1993 season - when it made the 5A Division I state final. In fact, Plano did it twice that season, starting district play with shutouts of Richardson and Carrollton R.L. Turner and reaching the championship game with quarterfinal and semifinal shutouts of Spring Westfield and Euless Trinity.
The last time Plano has started the season with two shutouts: 1986, blanking Irving and Jesuit. The Wildcats would go on to win the school's fifth state football championship that season, beating La Marque, 24-7, in the 5A final.