It all started when a small fox darted onto the field just as Carroll's quarterback Kenny Hill was making the winning touchdown in the last moments of the Texas Class 5A Division I state semifinals on Dec. 10.
Fans took the appearance of the fox at SMU's Ford Stadium as a lucky sign. Fans brought fox replicas to the state championship at Cowboys Stadium the next week. And a photo of the moment, showing Hill crossing paths with the fox, was put up for auction on Ebay. The framed print is autographed by Hill, a junior, and coach Hal Wasson, who is nicknamed the Silver Fox.
It's a hot ticket. By late Wednesday afternoon, with about five hours left, bidders had driven the price from $100 to $760. The week-long auction ends Wednesday evening. The money will go to Christ's Haven for Children, a Keller-based charity.
The Dragons went on to win the state championship on Dec. 17, prevailing over Fort Bend Hightower 36 to 29. It is the eighth state titles for Carroll Senior High School.
Note: the picture to the right isn't the one being auctioned. It shows one Southlake fan's enthusiam for the good-luck fox.