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I played linebacker at Dunbar High School in Temple. It was an all-black school, but that only bothered me in the sense that we didn’t have a chance to play against the white schools. After my senior year, I was interested in a couple of colleges: A&I, Prairie View, Houston.
I played a few sports at Snyder High School, but my big thing was football. I played quarterback and defensive back until my senior year, when I quit to start acting in plays. You know what a big deal high school football is: When I quit, some of the coaches
The Tiny town of Mullin adopted its high school football heroes in more ways than one. These foster children and native sons had the time of their lives playing in the Super Bowl of six-man football.
Never say Kant, Socrates it to ’em, and other collected wisdom from Texas’ Friday-night philosophers.
Why do the towns that have oil also have the best football players?
The best part of Texas high school football is that it’s the biggest thing in town—and still only a game.
What happens when a high school football team tries to bench its coach?
In some towns, high school football is still a way of life.