Football rules, but there's more to the show
SAN ANTONIO -- Reagan's football team is warming up under the South Texas sun when the cavalry shows up.
Seventeen school buses packed with noise, intensity and ambiance empty out and fill the stands. The band, cheerleaders and dance team are here, bringing a necessary dimension to high school football in Texas.
Now that they've arrived, Friday Night Lights can begin.
Football is king in Texas, but every king needs its court. And the atmosphere surrounding football, ...
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GREAT STATE DEBATE
The Great State Debate posed a simple question: Which state has the best high school football? We narrowed the field to eight. Each week, your votes narrowed the field even further. In the championship matchup against Florida, Texas walked away with the crown. MORE
Features// Football is king in Texas / King's court
// Pro players, coaches weigh in
// Gaddis: Florida football is bigger than the game
// Hayward: Football defines West Texas towns
Video// Highlights: Texas / Florida
// Craig James for Texas
// Lomas Brown for Florida
SportsNation// ESPN RISE's All-Time teams for Texas, Florida
// You vote: Who's the best in Texas and Florida
// Chat wrap: Mark Tennis
// Chat wrap: Plant HS QB Aaron Murray