AUSTIN, Texas — Craig Way is arguably the authority on high school football history in the state of Texas.
The "Voice of the Longhorns" and high school football analyst for Fox Sports Southwest has witnessed countless quarterbacks from Texas high schools earn an opportunity to play on the next level: the NFL.
During a recent road trip to Stillwater, Oklahoma for radio play-by-play duties for the University of Texas men's basketball program, I asked Way for his take on this Sunday's historic playoff game between Nick Foles and Drew Brees.
In a video response, Way said, "I'm not surprised one bit that it would be Westlake High and that it would be these two guys."
Foles and Brees will become the first two Super Bowl MVP quarterbacks from the same high school to meet in an NFL playoff game.
"Westlake and Lake Travis, of course, have been the hallmark programs in Texas in producing outstanding quarterbacks who ultimately made their way to the National Football League," Way said. "And, with Drew Brees and Nick Foles, are guys who already have Super Bowl rings. So, why wouldn't [it] be guys like Brees and Foles?"
The two Chaparrals, who are separated in age by 10 years, will be meeting for a second time in a postseason game. But, this one will be historic.
It's Brees vs. Foles, Saints vs. Eagles in New Orleans on Sunday. Kickoff is at 3:40 p.m.