Shayla and I had the chance to witness our first high school football game Texas style. Let me just say that friday night lights is a religion down here. Shayla's little sister, Briana, is in the high school marching band and their football team is ranked 3rd in state and is VERY good. When we showed up, we were surprised to find the traffic getting into the stadium was a nightmare. The stadium was sold out and it felt like a college football environment. We also couldn't get over the amazing half time show. Briana plays the flute and it was so fun to watch her march around the field with the band. High school marching band is also a HUGE deal here in Texas. Shayla had the biggest smile on her face, and I could see how thrilled she was to see her little sister performing. She was very proud.
The next day we all drove to college station to watch our Aggies play Texas A&M. Their stadium is known as the "12th man" and is rightly named so. There were over 75,000 people at the game and it too was an amazing atmosphere to witness. Utah State jumped out to a quick lead, but down the stretch they came up short. Either way, it was fun to support the Aggies on the road.