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Both teams line up for the play. The quarterback goes back to pass. He throws the ball deep to a receiver. It’s a touchdown! Excited teammates crowd around the receiver. They congratulate him on a great catch. The fans cheer like crazy to celebrate the amazing play.

Some high schools spend millions of dollars on football stadiums. In Katy, Texas, a school spent $72 million to build a new stadium. The stadium can hold 12,000 people. When it opened, it was the most expensive high school stadium that had ever been built.

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Making Connections


Would you want to watch or play high school football? Why or why not?


Have you read a book about another sport that high school students can play? How is that sport different from football?


Playing football helps high school students learn teamwork. How might this skill be helpful after high school ends?

Teacher Resources

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