Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream

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CHAPTER 3
Boobie

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THE PRE-SEASON SCRIMMAGE IN THE LATE AUGUST TWILIGHT had barely started when Boobie peeled off a run that gave glimpses of why the college recruiters were after him, why Texas A & M and Nebraska and Houston and all the others routinely crammed his mailbox with heady testimonials to his magnificence.

You have been recommended to us as an outstanding prospective major college student-athlete.

You had an outstanding junior year at Permian and I am sure your senior year will be even better. You are in a situation that many young athletes dream about.

The entire Houston Cougar football staff has been in the process of putting together the top list of high school senior football players in Texas. . . . Booby, we feet that you are one of these few select players.

Jamescwe are in New York preparing for the kickoff classic and enjoying the sights. Good luck in your first game. Looking forward to watching you play later this season.

They weren't interested in him just because he was big and looked imposing in a football uniform. There were a thousand kids in Texas who fit that description. It was something else,

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