Best Texas Touchdown

'Texas High School Football: More Than the Game'

Even the most football-ambivalent can find something to rah-rah about in this visiting exhibit at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. Perhaps it will be Galveston's Ball High School, the first team to play an official game in Texas in 1892, or learning that the Sugar Land Express was actually the nickname of a record-setting high school QB, or that World War II was the reason girls got their first breaks in band and cheerleading. If those factoids don't score the proverbial touchdown, perhaps the insane tulle homecoming gown from the Fifties, the entire room carpeted in cushy Astroturf, or the maroon blob that serves as Austin High School's mascot – the inimitable Mr. Maroo – will send them dancing into the end zone.

Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 Congress, 512/936-4629
www.thestoryoftexas.com

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