It was pretty cool in high school. I do find it strange though that in the small towns it is practically the epitome of life. But that is true outside of Texas as well.
I guess you would have to define “small town”. The Midland-Odessa area has a combined population of about 250,000. They also sport no less than 2-20,000 seat football stadiums: Ratliffe Stadium in Odessa, and Grande Communications Stadium in Midland. Shotwell Stadium, in Abilene (pop. 110K) is about the same size.
Highland Park is one of the wealthiest cities in the US, is right off the Central Expressway in the Heart of Dallas, and is the winningest football program in the history of Texas High School Football.
It’s far more a Texas thing than it is a small town thing.
Yeah, Odessa is pretty small. If it were part of a major metropolitan it wouldn’t be but as it is it’s own economic center, it is.
Highland park is good. So was Katy when I played there. 5A, pretty much steamrolled everyone a few years back. It was a lot of fun. I’m sure you heard of us as you follow high school football religiously.
Not knocking football, I just find it weird people live vicariously through high school teams 30 years after the fact.
Parenting a playing child is different however.
I guess it changes things when you have college and pro teams in your city to watch, even if they do suck.
Like I said, it was cool in highschool.