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Wilde About Texas Football: 'More Than The Game'
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It's tough to tell by the weather, but the crisp evenings spent beneath the lights at high school football games is just around the corner. What better way to kick off a football season by hearing the story of this Texas tradition?
The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum is hosting the “Texas High School Football: More Than The Game” special exhibit through the end of the season.
"The focus of what they're doing is pretty much the same across the whole breadth of Texas. People are different, the communities are different, but the whole focus on the community associated with high school football is very much similar," David Denney with the museum said.
From the sport's history to the small town cafes where last week's game is debate, high school football is about more than what happens on the gridiron.
"We'd like for visitors to come out of here just awed by how much goes into a typical Friday night," event planner Tom Wancho said.
Often what goes into a game is a community's pride. Cheerleaders, band members and fans all come together, no matter how they spend the rest of the week.
"It doesn't matter when you go to a game, who you're sitting next to, how much money they make, what religion they are. They all come together on Friday nights," Wancho said.
The exhibit will run through January 22, 2011.