Twenty-six years later, almost 4,000 Tongans live in Euless, a Dallas-Forth Worth suburb, and a part of Trinity's success is attributed to Tongan players.
On this year's 11-0 team, almost 20% of 88 players are Tongan. The Trojans are No. 1 in USA TODAY's Super 25 and are the No. 1 Class 5A team in Texas.
Trinity, the defending 5A Division I champion, plays Plano in a second-round playoff game Saturday at Texas Stadium. Electricity is surging in anticipation of the matchup. Plano is ranked in the top 10, and the teams met in last year's semifinals, won by Trinity 30-27 in double overtime.