As a coach that just competed in Jerry’s world, here’s my take. Our kids deserve to play on the big stage. On the field it is loud and the energy is great. That may be lost in the stands, but it was the state game and it felt huge.
You can rent shotwell to play any game you want. Last year we played at several 11 man stadiums. We can’t rent AT&T to play playoff games. It is an honor to play there. It’s memories that the kids and coaches will talk about for the rest of their lives.
The uil does an amazing job of getting our Sixman games on display for everyone to see. The professional production done by Ballys is awesome for the kids to have. That goes away if you play in a different location than the other divisions.
There isn’t a Sixman field in the state that could host an amazing state game. So if we are going to play on an eleven man field, why not the best one.
I’m thankful that our kids had the opportunity to play at AT&T, and I hope it continues to stay there. When we aren’t very good and can’t make playoffs, I will still vote to have the games there, because whoever makes it…. Deserves it.