In a state crazy for high school football, few towns can boast a stadium as legendary as Jacksonville’s Tomato Bowl. In this photo taken in October, the visiting Whitehouse Wildcats warm up for a Friday night game against the Jacksonville Indians. Jacksonville built the stadium in 1940 with assistance from the Works Progress Administration, naming it after the town’s signature crop. Jacksonville Independent School District completed a renovation of the Tomato Bowl last year but retained its distinctive exterior of red iron ore rock.

From the February 2020 issue
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