- Hurricane Season
- High School Football Season
They don't necessarily fall in that order, infact, most times they meet. The way the Twin Tiers watches out for flooding, Texas high school football coaches watch the activity in the Gulf.
For the last four years, I had the pleasure to cover one of America's greatest sporting events, Texas High School football.
I've done stories pertaining towards schools' season tickets sales (where people line up at 5 a.m. for tickets that go on sale at 10 a.m.), programs that drop to 6 man football (because it's hard to imagine some schools without football), stadiums filled with 12,000 fans on Friday night, and almost every different angle you can think of.
Now, I'm looking forward to my first year of high school football in the Twin Tiers. I went to high school At Bishop McDevitt in Harrisburg, PA. They have won a handful of state championships, and even made the championship game back-to-back years (though I prefer to refrain from talking about the final scores).
While living in Texas, I would normally be the one to speak up for the high school grid iron in the northeast. Most of my Texan born friends would essentially call it blasphemy to disagree with them. Still, on a rainy in southeast Texas, the smaller number of fans in the stands was noticable. Yet at the last Pennsylvania high school game I was at, it was 23* outside, and there wasn't any empty seat in the house.
Over the past week, I've been famiarizing myself with the lay of the land in the Twin Tiers. I may have even spoken to some of your family members or friends. If there is one constant, no matter where the game is played, it's the work ethic of these young men. The workout regimen is shicking to some, and they do it year round; the result of which we see during the fall.
Seeing the differents playing styles, the different coaching styles, even the different venues has me excited to cover another football season. Now all that's left, is for you young athletes to show me your best, and I'm ready to give you guys the credit you deserve week-in and week-out, on The Blitz every Friday.
See you at 11,