I still haven't seen "Friday Night Lights" even though the central character, Gary Gaines, is a Highland member--and, as I've blogged before, a really good man. (Anyone seen it? Is it good?) But I have to say this: I really do love Friday nights under the lights at Shotwell stadium. The last two weeks, the place has been full (15,000-17,000). Last night AHS played Midland Lee for the district championship. Of course, I loved that Abilene High won, extending their record to 10-0 and giving them an outright district championship for the first time in a gazillion years. But even beyond that, it's just the experience of West Texas high school football. And especially West Texas football in November when it's cool and crisp--as football weather ought to be.