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Photographer Captures Passions and Traditions of Texas High School Football

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Odessa Permian players celebrate after the Panthers defeated their arch rival Midland Lee on Oct. 10, 2014 at Grande Communications Stadium in Midland, Texas. (Guillermo Hernandez-Martinez)

The Midland Lee Rebels and the Permian Panthers took to the football field Friday night for yet another matchup in the two teams' historic rivalry that goes back decades.

Permian High and the Panthers were of course the inspiration for Friday Night Lights, and this classic high school rivalry has over the years come to represent all the emotion, passion, and traditions Texans love about football.

Permian topped the Rebels in a 45-28 upset Friday night in Midland.

Whenever these Odessa-Midland teams take the field it's a heated game from the get go. This classic high school rivalry has over the years come to represent all the emotion, passion, and traditions Texans love about football.

Photographer Guillermo Hernandez-Martinez has been traveling across the state capturing those passions at games in the big cities and small towns alike for a project he's calling When in Texas.

Lana Straub caught up with him on Friday before the big game.

Here's a slideshow of some of the images Hernandez-Martinez has captured at stadiums across the state.

 

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Travis Bubenik is All Things Considered Host and Big Bend Reporter at Marfa Public Radio.