Lone Star Gridiron

Gridiron Pilgrimage Part I


Homage to "the greatest sport in the greatest state."

Join us in this multi-part series built around a love for Texas high school football.  Grant Goodwin (Sideline 2 Sideline) and Kevin McPherson took advantage of the lull in Texas high school football action to pay homage along a route rich in schoolboy football tradition.

Part I - Friday

Feeling the need to get out in to the wide open spaces of West Texas before the long grind of football season hits in just over a month, Kevin McPherson and I worked up an itinerary, with our launching point in Frisco. Our route would take us along the scenic route via U.S. Highway 380 through Big Sky Country.  We stopped for drinks and gas in Bridgeport at a Chinese restaurant inside an Exxon station.  Diamond W Deli sold Chinese food, beer, wine and even bait out of the same location. Where else can you get a Dr.Pepper, egg rolls, minnows and top off your gas tank at one location?


Diamond D Deli - Bridgeport, Texas

For dinner, we pulled into BNB Steakhouse where we ate ribeyes and catfish in Graham - home of the Steers.

Ribeyes and Catfish at BNB Steakhouse in Graham Texas

Ribeye and Catfish at BNB Steakhouse in Graham Texas

After polishing off this large supper, we hit the road again with conversations about Texas high school football games keeping us entertained as the miles clicked by. Our final destination on this first day was Post, Texas, where would lay our heads for the night.

Welcome to Post, Texas

Welcome to Post, Texas

Teams whose towns we rolled through:

Stay tuned as we continue our pilgrimage through some great Texas high school football country!

by Grant Goodwin & Kevin McPherson

Gridiron Pilgrimage Part II

Gridiron Pilgrimage Part III

Gridiron Pilgrimage Part IV

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