High school football fans unfazed by cooler temps

The cold and blustery evening Friday meant anyone at high school football games had extra layers on.

Despite the freeze warning issue for many North Texas counties, fans arrived early to support their favorite teams and stayed late.

The Battle of the Red Rail between Colleyville Heritage and Grapevine High School was still held Friday night, despite the cool weather. The two-a-days of a hot Texas summer seemed a distant memory for the Grapevine Mustangs and Colleyville Heritage Panthers.

“Yesterday was 87. We were outside sweating,” said Hayley Frye, who attended the game. “Now, we're freezing.”

At the Mustang-Panther Stadium on Friday, painted chests were out and slumber party attire of all kinds was in, along with more traditional fall garb.

Along with warm attire came the less traditional methods for staying warm.

“Get some good Mexican food,” said Tyler Frye.

This time of year, perhaps the only people under pressure more than the players on the field are the quarterbacks of the hot cocoa dispenser. The high demand at times couldn't be met.

But it is only their first test of cold because football weather is finally here.

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