This Weekend’s Texas high school football championships attendance capped at 17,000 per game

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If you’ve never been to a Texas high school football championship game at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, in Arlington, you may be wondering why we’re even writing this story? You’re probably thinking 17,000 is a lot fans and there’s no way that cap will be approached.

Well folks, the Land of Friday Night Lights loves its football and therefore there’s a need for this story.

Last year, the twelve University Interscholastic League championship games averaged 18,166 fans per game. The largest classification, Class 6A Division I, championship game between North Shore and Duncanville attracted 47,818.

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Now, the truth is that the 6A and 5A games usually attract the largest crowds and they won’t play their state championships until the middle of January, because of a late start due to the coronavirus pandemic. We’ll have to see if UIL and health officials change the cap for next month’s four title games.

Here’s this weekend’s schedule of games:

CLASS 4A DIVISION I

State Championship

Argyle vs. Lindale, 7 p.m. Friday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington

CLASS 4A DIVISION II

State Championship

Gilmer vs. Carthage, noon Friday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington

CLASS 3A DIVISION I

State Championship

Tuscola Jim Ned vs. Hallettsville, 7 p.m. Thursday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington

CLASS 3A DIVISION II

State Championship

Canadian vs. Franklin, 3 p.m. Thursday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington

CLASS 2A DIVISION I

State Championship

Post vs. Shiner, 11 a.m. Thursday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington

CLASS 2A DIVISION II

State Championship

Windthorst vs. Mart, 7 p.m. Wednesday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington

CLASS 1A SIX-MAN DIVISION I

State Championship

Sterling City vs. May, 2 p.m. Wednesday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington

CLASS 1A SIX-MAN DIVISION II

State Final

Balmorhea vs. Richland Springs – Postponed to a date to be determined

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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.