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.
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
Argyle vs. Lindale, 7 p.m. Friday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington
CLASS 4A DIVISION II
Gilmer vs. Carthage, noon Friday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington
CLASS 3A DIVISION I
Tuscola Jim Ned vs. Hallettsville, 7 p.m. Thursday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington
CLASS 3A DIVISION II
Canadian vs. Franklin, 3 p.m. Thursday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington
CLASS 2A DIVISION I
Post vs. Shiner, 11 a.m. Thursday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington
CLASS 2A DIVISION II
Windthorst vs. Mart, 7 p.m. Wednesday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington
CLASS 1A SIX-MAN DIVISION I
Sterling City vs. May, 2 p.m. Wednesday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington
CLASS 1A SIX-MAN DIVISION II
Balmorhea vs. Richland Springs – Postponed to a date to be determined