The town I grew up in will be on national television tonight, thanks to the glory that is Texas high school football.
ESPN2 will televise tonight’s game between the Sulphur Springs Wildcats and the Wichita Falls Rider Raiders in Sulphur Springs’ Gerald Prim Stadium (where I played football from sixth to ninth grade before transferring to nearby Como-Pickton my sophomore year). Back in the 90s, Sulphur Springs was always state ranked and usually played one or two playoff games in Texas Stadium, but never went all the way. After about a decade of struggle, it seems Sulphur Springs is back in the hunt … why they’re on national TV tonight, I have no idea … but hey, who am I to complain.
I’m sure today’s an exciting day back home … I hear the hotels are booked and the atmosphere is buzzing. I’ll be sure to tune in.