Non-Texas Football

In some small towns a flat space is at a premium. So you need to make it work double – or triple – duty.

Friday night football — non-Texas style. It means it’s played late enough that you need to turn on the lights. Football practice, marching band practice, and gym class all share the same grass. Okay — when they put the fresh lines out on Friday, the others move to the side or inside.

The little concession stand/shed is parked on the sidelines during the season. And they’ve had an improvement since my days of being thankful for the wool band uniform. An actual outdoor scoreboard! First class!

And there is seating for the brave. The bleachers, like the concession stand, will be removed at the end of the season.

And you need to share in other ways. Look at the right side of the summer photo.