Football defines West Texas towns

Updated: October 14, 2008, 1:03 PM ET
By Len Hayward | ESPNRISE.com

The day in December 1998 that former president Bill Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives, it was barely represented on the front page of the Reporter-Telegram newspaper in Midland.

It didn't matter that the leader of the free world had been impeached for the first time in more than 130 years; what mattered was that the Midland Lee High School Rebels football team won the school's first state championship, beginning a run of three straight state titles.

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