High School Football

Glory Days

Jan 20, 2013 By Jan Reid

Texas high school football may be in decline, but filmmakers still want to play.

Still Life

Jan 20, 2013 By Skip Hollandsworth

A violent tackle in a high school football game paralyzed John McClamrock for life. His mother made sure it was a life worth living.

Honor Thy Father

Jan 20, 2013 By Skip Hollandsworth

In suburban Fort Worth the frail psyche of a football prodigy collided with the crazed ambition of his dad, who himself had been a high school football star way back when. The consequences were deadly.

Friday Night Tykes

Jan 1, 2013 By Bryan Curtis

I. The Hawks Preteen football players are usually described by other preteen football players with one of three words: “nice,” “funny,” or, the highest possible compliment, “awesome.” Celdon Manning, a running back with the Allen Hawks, is the rare athlete who makes his teammates reach for the Scholastic Children’s Thesaurus.

The Rookie

Jul 31, 2011 By Joe Nick Patoski

Two and a half years ago, the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum asked me to organize an exhibit about high school football. Did I mention I'm not a curator?