High school football in Texas is a big draw and so far, it’s proving to be a bigger draw than all of the college bowl games played so far.
The matchup between DeSoto and Cibolo Steele in the 6A Division II title game drew over 40,000 people to AT&T Stadium on December 17. For perspective, the New Orleans Bowl is the only bowl game played so far that has cracked 30,000. The Camellia Bowl was a sell out this year between Appalachian State and Toledo, but the Cramton Bowl only seats 21,000 people.
Starting with the 3A Division I title game, nearly every game from that Thursday night to the final game Saturday night broke the 20,000 mark. It’s an impressive number to say the least.
As the bigger bowl games get underway later this week, those games will definitely have bigger crowds than the 40,318 to see DeSoto and Cibolo Steele. Having a number like that just shows how large and loyal Texas high school football fans are about their schools.