Duncanville Poses Biggest Threat To IMG's Undefeated Title Run

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For all you've seen and heard about IMG Academy, the sixth-ranked team in the country may feel like an afterthought. But if you're writing off Duncanville based on paper depth charts, that's a mistake. 

Duncanville can leave Globe Life Park the victor on Saturday. The Panthers are a good enough team — and that matters.

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Of course, emphasizing the word ‘team’ would seem to imply that the Panthers, underdogs, here, for basically the only time ever, are devoid of elite talent. Suffice to say, that is definitely not the case.

Offensive tackle Savion Byrd can go toe-to-toe with any lineman on IMG’s roster. Middle linebacker Kendrick Blackshire is on a trajectory to become the next great inside linebacker for Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide, while standing right next to IMG’s Sorey.

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Baylor-bound wide receiver Roderick Daniels is as good an offensive playmaker as the decorated IMG secondary will face this season. And, while Grayson James may not be JJ McCarthy, he is a capable, well-respected field general, with three stars next to his name and a handful of FBS offers in his mailbox.

On most days, Duncanville can overwhelm opponents with star-power. Just not this day. Not this opponent. But the Panthers have a level of cohesion and maturity that, coupled with those names above, do give them a shot. They aren’t ranked No. 6 in the country for no reason.

With their head coach out in a delayed season-opener played during the single weirdest year any of us will probably (hopefully) ever experience, Duncanville came out with a steady hand, crushed a game opponent, and left no doubt.

After back-to-back trips to the state title game, the Panthers do not lack for confidence. This is a championship-caliber team with a championship-caliber mindset, and they’re the one group standing between IMG and an undefeated run to a national title.

High school football's game of the year kicks off at noon CST on Saturday, LIVE on FloFootball.

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How To Watch: No. 1 IMG Academy vs. No. 6 Duncanville

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The stage is set for what figures to be the game of the year at the high school level, as top-ranked IMG Academy (FL) prepares to make the trip west to Arlington, Texas, to take on No. 6 Duncanville (TX) at Globe Life Park.

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The stage is set for what figures to be the game of the year at the high school level, as top-ranked IMG Academy (FL) prepares to make the trip west to Arlington, Texas, to take on No. 6 Duncanville (TX) at Globe Life Park.

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The CAA is making plans to play a six-game conference schedule that includes the option for institutions to add up to two non-conference contests during the spring 2021 season.

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