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Documentary Tells The Story Of Abilene High Eagle's Football Legacy

Last year, Abilene High School won the crosstown showdown with only three seconds left. The exciting turn of events would cause mass pandemonium inside the stadium and solidified the football empire that is of the Abilene High Eagles.
Last year, Abilene High School won the crosstown showdown with only three seconds left. The exciting turn of events would cause mass pandemonium inside the stadium and solidified the football empire that is of the Abilene High Eagles.

The school is no stranger to winning. In the 20's and early 30's, the team would win several state championships, but it's their 49 game winning streak in the 50's that put the Eagles on the high school football map. This feat alone is the reason why Fox Sports Southwest TV host and producer, Jeff Power, approached current Abilene High Eagles coach, Steve Warren, to help create a documentary.

"We have great coaches and players and its really been special," Steve Warren said.

Earlier this year, the network television crew came to Abilene to interview the coaches and players and gathered football archive. At the end, Power created Legends of High School Football-The Abilene Eagles Story.  

"I think we have the greatest fans in the Big Country," adds Warren. 

The one-hour documentary highlights the football program and the teams from the 20's until the present. One portion of the movie will tell the influence of Warren's work as a coach. For 18 years, Warren has been the coach and helped end the 40 dry-spell of missing the playoffs. In 2009, he took the title of state champions back after the 28-17 win against Katy High School. 

"It's the most exciting part for me," says Warren. "Certain parts will get you emotional."

In addition, a 15-minute special will show right before the screening with clips that didn't make it in the documentary.

Play the video to watch the interview.

For more information:
"The Abilene Eagles Story"
Abilene Civic Center
Thursday, Wed 17
7 p.m.
$5
FREE for children under 10
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