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Old 04-09-2017, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Downtown Los Angeles
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I don't get all these California references. Neither I nor anyone I know cares about high school football. (Frankly, I don't get why you'd be interested in high school sports, but that's irrelevant.)
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Old 04-09-2017, 05:36 AM
 
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I don't get all these California references. Neither I nor anyone I know cares about high school football. (Frankly, I don't get why you'd be interested in high school sports, but that's irrelevant.)
You're in downtown LA. Not even in inner loop Houston do they care all that much about HS football. I am talking about the smaller cities and towns headed more eastward.
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Old 04-09-2017, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Downtown Los Angeles
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You're in downtown LA. Not even in inner loop Houston do they care all that much about HS football. I am talking about the smaller cities and towns headed more eastward.
There aren't very many small towns in CA. Its a very urbanized state.
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Old 04-09-2017, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Houston(Screwston),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.
Been to a couple of games in OKC visiting my cousin up there and it definitely didn't feel any more prevalent in OK then in Texas. Then again i'm from East Texas where HS football is even above religion to a lot of folks. It's all we pretty much have. I mean, a lot of East Texans and Texans played for OU and help make that football program more relevant in recent years then a lot of other college programs.
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Old 04-09-2017, 12:33 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I don't get all these California references. Neither I nor anyone I know cares about high school football. (Frankly, I don't get why you'd be interested in high school sports, but that's irrelevant.)
They always have some of the best teams in the nation. A couple of years ago, a team came from CA and destroyed Aledo, a perennial Texas powerhouse. The CA team lost four or five games that year, and Aledo went to the state finals. Teams in the PAC 12 are stacked with CA players. For what it's worth, MANY people here in Texas don't care about high school football, either. I know people who played in those small football crazy towns here in Texas, and they were happy to get away from it. They were completely burned out from that "culture" when they left.
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Old 04-09-2017, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Arlington, TX
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I don't care about high school football but I live in a major metro area where there's lots of other options for live entertainment including college football. I also don't have kids who will play football.
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Old 04-09-2017, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Downtown Los Angeles
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They always have some of the best teams in the nation. A couple of years ago, a team came from CA and destroyed Aledo, a perennial Texas powerhouse. The CA team lost four or five games that year, and Aledo went to the state finals. Teams in the PAC 12 are stacked with CA players. For what it's worth, MANY people here in Texas don't care about high school football, either. I know people who played in those small football crazy towns here in Texas, and they were happy to get away from it. They were completely burned out from that "culture" when they left.
True, but that's just because CA is a really big state. About half of CA is in greater LA and another quarter is in the Bay Area, and both areas have very low per-capita high school football interest, but there are so many people there are going to be a few great teams.
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Old 04-09-2017, 04:25 PM
 
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True, but that's just because CA is a really big state. About half of CA is in greater LA and another quarter is in the Bay Area, and both areas have very low per-capita high school football interest, but there are so many people there are going to be a few great teams.
I think you mean most of coastal CA is very urbanized and developed. Head east and it's as Americana as anywhere in AZ or Colorado. I live in LA and work in Calabasas, high school football is sorta big here. Not Friday Night Lights big but still big. I went to some of the smaller towns and cities in central CA like Atascadero and they had some HS football culture. I don't get why you're trying to make CA so different from the rest of the country.
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Old 04-09-2017, 04:26 PM
 
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There aren't very many small towns in CA. Its a very urbanized state.
Ok clearly you don't travel much in the state.
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Old 04-09-2017, 11:17 PM
 
Location: East Texas, with the Clan of the Cave Bear
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I see all this Mittland, Odessa stuff ... WTH ??????

Texas High School State Championship Doubles the Attendance of New Mexico Bowl | Bleacher Report

I'm an old guy but went to PN-G. Those 70's PN-G teams regularly packed the Astrodome with 32-35K. This is no mega school but a school whose enrollment was and is around 1400. That's quite a tradition. Whipped them Mojo's in '75 for the state championship.

All-Time Attendance Records | pngindians.com

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_N...es_High_School


Nothing, and I mean NOTHING comes even close to comparing to Texas high school preps football.

I can concur with the New England pizz poor HS football, style and tradition, but I have no experience with some other regions but I did live in Maine for a couple of years.


Texas High School State Championship Doubles the Attendance of New Mexico Bowl | Bleacher Report
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