No Game


The visitors’ side of the bleachers at Marathon High School. The district’s not very big – 41 students in grades K-12 in the 2014-2015 school year.

If you’re interested in finding out the upcoming football schedule (or anything else, really), good luck: the website that’s listed for the school district actually goes to a site dealing with lower-case-M marathons and running and has an article titled “5 kick-ass foods I switched to for my marathons.” Check it out! If you want a tiny bit of demographic data about the district, you can find it here.

Or (and this is really my suggestion), you can just look at this photo and imagine a school district that averages 3.15 students per grade.

Marathon, Texas
photographed 7.24.2016

Posted on August 3, 2016, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Hard to grasp where I live. But, we hired a guide to hike in the NW section Yellowstone several years ago. His sons high school football team,like others, sometimes travels hours to play opponents. Guess graduation day is short.


    • It really is hard to grasp how BIG things are out here! The county that Marathon’s in, Brewster, has 1.5 people per square mile; the state average is 96.3!

      Just for fun, I looked up the football schedule for Alpine, Texas, which is the closest town to Marathon. Their closest opponent is 100 miles away, the furthest is 265, and the average distance is 167 miles.

      Your comment on graduation days made me laugh!


  2. The tires are what I don’t get. Exercise course of some kind? One for each kid/grade? Or convenient dumping ground?


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