The reverence with which football fans view the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium is only matched by the pride and passion upon which Texas high school football fans shower their favorite teams. When the Friday night lights are flipped on, that fervency overflows throughout the small communities and large metropolises that dot the Texas landscape, and everywhere in between.
On Friday, September 8, high school football returns to the iconic home of so much football glory as the 2nd Annual Cotton Bowl Stadium Prep Showcase kicks off an exciting four-game event. Not only will the two-day football showcase usher in another frenzied fall of devotion and new season of intrigue and anticipation for high school football fans across Dallas and surrounding communities, but it will do so in the confines of the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium, a palace of rich football history that was once the home of the Dallas Cowboys, SMU Mustangs, the legendary Cotton Bowl bowl game, and the annual Red River Showdown, pitting the Texas Longhorns against the Oklahoma Sooners.
Besides a veritable Who’s Who of former NFL and college football players who have turned in legendary performances inside Cotton Bowl Stadium, other icons who have graced the hallowed field include baseball greats Ty Cobb and Dizzy Dean and entertainers Elvis Pressley, the Rolling Stones, U2, the Eagles, and Eric Clapton, just to name a few.
It's no wonder why the 2nd Annual Cotton Bowl Stadium Prep Showcase is filled with great anticipation from players, coaches, parents, and fans, as a new generation of Texas high school athletes have a chance to become immortalized alongside some of the greatest to have ever played the game. With vivid memories of past heroic feats swirling throughout the venerable coliseum, the 2nd Annual Cotton Bowl Stadium Prep Showcase brings yet another new chapter to the unique lore of one of football's greatest landmarks.