My photographer pal Ginger Sisco Cook was in town and we spent a lovely Saturday wandering around to see what we could see. And to photograph what we could photograph. And one thing we found was the football stadium in Roosevelt, Texas.
Also, in case you were wondering, Ginger makes just as many u-turns as I do. And that’s saying a lot!
Look! Longhorn Stadium. (Not the one at the University of Texas.)
Six-man football (or, in our local shorthand, just “six-man”) is a small town tradition for towns that are too little to field a regular football team. The fields are 80 yards long, anyone’s an eligible receiver, and the scores can be pretty high. (The night before my photographic visit, the Ropes Eagles lost to the Ira Bulldogs by a score of 54-8. Earlier in the month, they lost to the Nazareth Swifts by a score of 74-58.)