Football rules, but there's more to the show

Updated: October 15, 2008, 12:18 PM ET
By Lorne Chan | Special to ESPNRISE.com

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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