Week 3 of the Texas high school football season is upon us and it's about time I share the photographs from my second football game of my project, newly called "When In Texas" thanks to my wife Danielle, documenting the high school football experience in Texas.
For Week 2 I visited one of the most unique stadiums in Texas: R. Clinton Schulze Stadium, better known as "The Puncher Dome." Built in the late 1930's and originally used as a racetrack, The Puncher Dome gets its name from the covered grandstands on the home side of the field. Home of the Mason Punchers, a 2A school with just under 200 enrolled students, The Puncher Dome has been witness to over 70 seasons of Puncher football, with its most successful one being the state championship campaign of 2011.
The small town atmosphere was palpable, and most of the town seemed to be present to watch what was a triumphant home opener for the Punchers, who beat over-matched De Leon 55 - 7.
Stay tuned for next week's post, as I continue my journey across the state by visiting another historical landmark: Bruce Bradshaw Stadium in New London, Texas.