I'm with you, pardner!!
But I'd disagree with you about TX being a football state.
It is....but it's ALSO a track state....especially HS track!!
I've heard you get many 1000's to your State meets.....and then there's the TX Relays.
And collegiately, you've got several of the best teams in the country!!
To your list of names...I'd add Lakan Taylor and Annie Rhodes, this year's 2 best lady HS vaulters!!
And going back some years, add the great Randy Matson to your list!!!