The smallest 11-man high school football team going to the Super Bowl, along with Oklahoma HS football player


by Jeff Fisher

Boron High School is the smallest 11-man high school football team in California, but come February 1st, the 23-man roster will be living large when the team is at Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Arizona.

The Bobcats were the group winner of the NFL’s Together We Make Football contest that rewards two inspiring football stories each year with trips to the Super Bowl.  To become eligible, the NFL asked groups and individuals to submit their stories of what football meant to them.  Finalists were then named in a group and individual category, and people voted online for the story they liked best.

The Boron football team received the news that they were heading to the Super Bowl from Hall of Fame running back Marcus Allen.

The individual story winner is Christian Osterhout, a player at Crossings Christian School in Oklahoma, who lost both of his parents in the span of three years and then moved-in with his high school coach.

Osterhout and his family got their tickets from Deion Sanders.

About the Author

Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.