Wayne Hutchinson admits he gets chills just thinking about the possibility.
Twenty-nine years ago as Knox City's senior quarterback, Hutchinson led the Greyhounds to their only state football title, a 27-20 win over Bremond.
Now Hutchinson's son Hagen can end his high school career just like his father did if Stamford triumphs over Mart on Thursday afternoon in the Class A Division I championship game.
It's an exciting time for the Hutchinsons as the Bulldogs prepare for their second consecutive title game. Mason beat Stamford a year ago at Cowboys Stadium, 62-40.
Finishing up on the right side of the ledger this time would be almost too good to be true.
"It would be pretty amazing for us to experience that," Hutchinson said. "It's hard to describe. I can't even put it into words. But it can't get any better than that as a coach and a dad."
Hutchinson admitted he'd still likely be the head coach in his hometown if Knox City's declining numbers hadn't forced a drop down to the six-man level before the 2006 season.
"I didn't know anything about six-man and I didn't want to start my career over," Hutchinson said.
He was comfortable with the area and didn't want to move his family across the state searching for just any coaching job. When Stamford opened up after a 2-28 stretch from 2003-05, it was a rebuilding opportunity he wanted to undertake.
"Well, one thing I figured was it could only go up from here," Hutchinson said. "It was a very good opportunity to go and build a program. It sure has worked out nicely for us."
Hutchinson, who was the defensive coordinator under Tommy Sloan at Archer City in the early 1990s, has a couple of coaches with area ties on his staff, too.
Archer City's Mitch McLemore has been with Hutchinson since 2002, while Vernon native Jeremy West coached with him at both stops except for one season when he was the baseball coach at City View.
Regardless of the outcome, Hutchinson will be coaching his son for the final time Thursday afternoon. Hagen Hutchinson has been the Bulldogs' starting quarterback the past three years, in which Stamford has accrued a 36-6 record.
If you haven't seen Hagen play, you're missing out. The kid is your typical coach's son, a fierce competitor who sees the field well, is a tough runner and can make even the most difficult throws look easy.
Wayne said his son has a couple Division II offers but has made no official visits and hopes to play at the Division I level. There would be a lot better chance of that happening if Hagen hadn't gotten injured at the end of last season and underwent surgery.
"Because of his shoulder surgery, he didn't go to any camps and it's hard to get a Division I scholarship that way," the coach said. "We took him to one camp but it was too early and he wasn't throwing with as much velocity."
Hutchinson said Hagen's shoulder wasn't 100 percent until the middle of district. He has thrown for 2,753 yards and 43 touchdowns in Stamford's 14 games, the lone loss coming against Dee Paul and Munday.
Think about it. The two best quarterbacks in Class A — and arguably the two best players at that level — are within 40 miles of each other down Highway 277.
That's pretty special. What could be even more special? If Hagen can go out on top like his father did almost three decades ago.