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Allen-Pearland crowd of 54,347 makes case to be national record for high school football attendance
We all know that big attendance figures are nothing new, and after some handy Googling, we've come up with a list of some of the highest attended high school football games in the United States.
On Saturday, Allen and Pearland faced off in the most-attended Texas high school game before 54,347 fans at AT&T Stadium and UIL execuitve director Charles Breithaupt excitedly shared his thoughts on the attendance figures for the week.
"This has been building. There's been a crescendo," Breithaupt said. "This is the first time we had all 10 games at one site plus six-man. We really think it's become an event rather than just a game."
Keep in mind, these are not official stats and it is just the answers provided from some search engine examining.
National High School Football Attendance Records*
|2013||Allen vs. Pearland||54,347||AT&T Stadium|
|1948||Kensington vs. Bennett||50,988||Civic Stadium (Buffalo, NY)|
|1977||Port Neches-Groves vs. Plano||49,953||Texas Stadium|
|2012||Allen vs. Houston Lamar||48,379||AT&T Stadium|
|2006||Euless Trinity||46,339||Texas Stadium|
|1945||Highland Park vs. Waco||45,790||Cotton Bowl|
|1945||Houston Washington vs. Galveston||45,000||Rice Stadium (Houston)|
|1968||Dallas Adams vs. Richardson||45,000||Cotton Bowl|
|2004||Trinity vs. St. Xavier||38,500||Papa John's Cardinals Stadium (Louisville, Ky.)|