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Old 04-05-2017, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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Sorry, I didn't know how to correctly post it. Can I move it?
Bring it to the attention of a moderator, who will take care of it; this is going to be a fun thread.
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Old 04-05-2017, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Houston(Screwston),TX
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Texas,Florida,California then there's everybody else HA!
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Old 04-06-2017, 05:03 AM
 
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Texas, big gap, then California and then Pennsylvania. Big three.

Least: I second Vermont.
As a PA native, I think we often get overlooked in this arena. I remember multiple games in HS where we would need a local police escort and guard on our buses and locker room during the games. Although I do think PA's HS football culture has dropped off a bit as the small mill towns have further declined over the past couple decades.

I would definitely put Ohio on that list.
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Old 04-06-2017, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Warrior Country
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Top Tier - Texas, Florida & California (in that order).

- then a little bit of a drop off.

Next tier - GA, Ohio & PA (in that order)

- then another drop off.
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Old 04-06-2017, 11:32 PM
 
Location: the Permian Basin
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I think we would be number one for high school football culture in the U.S.The Friday Night Lights are a way of life in West Texas in towns like Midland,Odessa,,Abilene, and San Angelo.Odessa Permian was the subject of the book and movie "Friday Night Lights."The schools like Mojo and Midland Lee were really good back in the day but it seems like the best football teams are in the big metros like DFWA,Houston,San Antone, and Austin now.HS football is still big in small towns all around the state of Texas.
And it always will be.

Many of the perennial powerhouse teams (ie Judson, Katy, Southlake Carroll, etc.) are in or near big metro areas, but rural teams (ie Robstown, Falls City, Hutto) are loved by their respective communities just as much as, if not more than, their big-city counterparts. Maybe Hutto isn't technically rural, but you get the picture.
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Old 04-07-2017, 02:55 PM
 
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And it always will be.

Many of the perennial powerhouse teams (ie Judson, Katy, Southlake Carroll, etc.) are in or near big metro areas, but rural teams (ie Robstown, Falls City, Hutto) are loved by their respective communities just as much as, if not more than, their big-city counterparts. Maybe Hutto isn't technically rural, but you get the picture.
True.
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Old 04-08-2017, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Texas is in a league of it's own. HS football is massive there.

Georgia, California, Florida and Pennsylvania are on the next level and may be interchangeable in rankings.
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Old 04-08-2017, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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Personally, having lived in Oklahoma and Texas, I feel the football culture is much more prevalent in Oklahoma than in Texas (and I currently live very close to Allen and McKinney). I suspect many of the other states not mentioned have stronger football cultures than the states people have listed. I have lived in Florida and California, and personally don't feel like most people there, in general, give a rat's *** compared to say someplace like Alabama or Indiana.
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Old 04-08-2017, 08:50 AM
 
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Personally, having lived in Oklahoma and Texas, I feel the football culture is much more prevalent in Oklahoma than in Texas (and I currently live very close to Allen and McKinney). I suspect many of the other states not mentioned have stronger football cultures than the states people have listed. I have lived in Florida and California, and personally don't feel like most people there, in general, give a rat's *** compared to say someplace like Alabama or Indiana.
Small California towns headed east of the coast are big on HS football. Only coastal Cali is unique to the rest of the country, the rest of the state is pure Americana with all the same traits as you'd find in nearby southwest states like Texas and AZ.
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Old 04-08-2017, 09:25 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The strongest culture pretty much follows the strongest college teams in the Power 5 conferences, especially the southern states. Other than the obvious answers Texas, Florida, and California, you'll see heavy interest in Rust Belt states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan. Other states like Alabama, North and South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Georgia have heavy interest and great teams, too. Having attended college in Maine, I'll have to say there is the least interest there. High schools in northern Maine do not even play football. I second Vermont to the list too. Alaska seems like a state where there is little interest. I almost said cold weather states have little interest, but then I remembered Michigan and the other Big Ten states.
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