AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Dallas Triple A Academy may be the most talented small school team the state has ever seen. It may also be the most unpopular.
The Stallions will take the court Saturday to play for the Texas Class 1A Division I championship in its first season of varsity competition.
But University Interscholastic League officials quietly worry that the charter school team that has crushed its competition by an average of 51 points could be booed off the court if they hoist the championship trophy.
That's because Triple A Academy is seen as a basketball factory that plucks top players from its base in talent-rich South Dallas. And there's a growing resentment that this big city newcomer has invaded a division that usually finds its champions in rural East and West Texas.