It seems like old times
Way back in the day, it was something of an accomplishment for a high school football team to not only make the playoffs, but survive long enough to play at one of the state's top venues.
In the days before Texas Stadium and the Astrodome (and by extension, waaaaay before Cowboys Stadium, Reliant or the Alamodome), playing at the home of a Southwest Conference member was a big deal.
This weekend, six of the nine former SWC schools are playing host to playoffs. In addition to Abilene High's Class 5A Division II semifinal game against Klein at Baylor's Floyd Casey Stadium, fans can also watch Big Country teams playing for state championships at SMU (Wylie vs. Gilmer) and Texas Tech (Goldthwaite vs. Canadian).
Then there are Class 5A games at Rice (Katy vs. New Braunfels) and THE University of Texas (Austin Westlake vs. Katy Cinco Ranch), as well as a 4A game at Texas A&M's Kyle Field (Pearland Dwson vs. Lake Travis).
Too bad we couldn't get a game at TCU's Amon Carter Stadium, but I wasn't really surprised no one wanted to play at Razorback Stadium.