Football is king in Texas, and match ups between top-ranked, undefeated teams only come along so often. Now add in a legendary football heritage for both schools and you have the makings of a bona fide phenomenon.
That’s precisely what’s unfolding in Austin, where area powers Westlake and Lake Travis are scheduled to face off on Friday in Westlake’s 10,500 capacity Chaparral Stadium. Both teams are perennial state title contenders in Class 6A. Both are undefeated. And both hold legitimate hopes of a spot in the season-ending USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25 if things break their way.
“Games like this are why you coach,” Lake Travis head football coach Hank Carter told the Austin American-Statesman. “For the coaches and the kids, it’s fun and stressful all at the same time.”
As a result, tickets for the teams’ face off are sold out, and are moving hot and fast on the internet, too. As noted by the American-Statesman, one entrepreneurial Craigslist user listed a pair of tickets to the game for the price of $100 per ticket. According to the Statesman, the face value of the tickets in question is $20, parking not included. You can see the ad in question above.
Want a quick barometer of just how expensive that is? Consider this: Tickets for Texas’ Saturday game against Kansas State are running approximately $75 for a pair, and that with the ‘Horns coming off a huge upset of then top-10 ranked archrival Oklahoma.
At the high school level, the teams are set to kickoff at 7:30. If you’re in the area, you should definitely try to make it … just make sure to bring a loaded wallet.