‘Friday Night Lights’ coach at Martin fundraiser
An Aug. 21 fundraiser benefiting the Martin Football Booster Club will feature a speaking appearance by former Odessa Permian coach Gary Gaines, depicted in the book and film versions of Friday Night Lights.
The event, for ages 21 and older only, will be at South Street Patio and costs $50 with dinner included. The Warriors will scrimmage Allen the next day.
More information: www.martinfootball.com.
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High school volleyball
Arlington school district volleyball teams get their season underway this week. On Tuesday, Arlington was set to face Flower Mound Marcus, Martin was scheduled at Richland, Bowie opened against Mansfield Summit, Seguin hosted Saginaw, and Sam Houston played host to Crowley.
Martin, Arlington, Seguin, Sam Houston and Lamar resume play in the MISD Sunrise Rotary Tournament, which begins Thursday and will be played at four Mansfield high schools.
— Stephen English