The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2022.05.09

A quiet weekend.


Texas Tech Athletics held their awards banquet, the Red and Black Gala, and this is the link to their twitter feed, but you can scroll through the feed and see all of the photos. Everybody looks so great so dressed up, so that’s nice to see. Oh, and this is to the official site where every award winner is listed.


Texas Tech mad the signing of center Fardaws Aimaq official, but you should watch out for Aimaq as he’s getting a ton of looks with the NBA and there’s a better than zero chance that he keeps his name in the NBA Draft. He’s skilled and 6’11 and those are skills that are difficult to find.


On Saturday, Texas Tech head coach Joey McGuire along with Rodney Allison and Dick Stafford were inducted into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame. Here’s a bit from McGuire:

“This is quite the honor, and I couldn’t be prouder to join such a prestigious group in the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame,” McGuire said. “Over my career, I’ve been blessed to work around so many talented players and coaches, and I can guarantee I wouldn’t be here today without the effort they poured all collectively into our program while I was a Cedar Hill. I can’t thank all those young men and coaches enough.”

And from Allison:

Allison, meanwhile, was an All-State quarterback at Odessa High School in the Permian Basin prior his stellar career as a Red Raider. Allison rushed for 1,140 yards and threw for another 1,115 as a senior at Odessa High, leading the tradition-rich program to a win over rival Odessa Permian while earning All-America, All-State and All-Region honors in the process.

Allison remains one of the top quarterbacks in Texas Tech history after leading the Red Raiders to the Southwest Conference title in 1976 as part of a 10-win season that featured an appearance in the Bluebonnet Bowl. He was named the SWC Most Valuable Player as a junior in 1976 as well as the MVP of the Bluebonnet Bowl.


“This was truly an honor,” Allison said. “The lessons I learned as a high school football player in Odessa, Texas, continue to make an impact in my life. My family and I couldn’t be more grateful to have been included in the 2022 class of such a prestigious Hall of Fame.”

You can see a handful of the football players wishing their mothers a Happy Mother’s Day. Very sweet.

I also finally updated the 2023 football commitment page. And I should be careful in that I updated to an extent. If the grades have been updated or are different, then that needs to happen as these grades are from their commitment date, but I do now have every player listed (I hope!).


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