Texas is a diverse state. But the one thing that binds Texans more than their state pride, even more than religion, is football. For the many towns and cities of Texas, high school football is more than a sport or an extracurricular activity—it’s the glue of their community.
Our guest on today’s twia is Gray Levy author of BIG AND BRIGHT DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
a high school football coach for more than two decades, he became disillusioned with the state of the education system nationwide and traveled to Texas, a place where high school football still matters, to see just what schools and communities were doing right.
What he found will both confirm and debunk common presumptions about high school football in Texas, a complex phenomenon that varies by region, school size, and the ethnic diversity of the Lone Star State.