Texas high school football is more than an institution--it's a religion. The football-flavored drama served up by the eerily on point TV show Friday Night Lights is repeated weekly around Texas in the fall. In December there can be only one winner, but that's the beauty of competition. Texans worship champions and adore the bragging rights that accompany victory. As legendary Packers coach Vince Lombardi preached, "It is and always has been an American zeal to be first in anything we do, and to win, and to win, and to win." The top high school teams in Texas do battle to be number one this weekend. Remember, boys: Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose. But sometimes you just gotta ask, "WWRD?"--What Would Riggins Do? The 5A Texas State Football Championships are Saturday at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. 5A Division II plays at 4 p.m. and Division I at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20.03 including fees through ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit uiltexas.org.
Sat., Dec. 18, 4 p.m., 2010