Just looking back at some us the ballers that came out out EP and the majority has came from a military background. So yeah, you got the question what yall think?
How it is down here in the Valley you would have your one or two teams that have great seasons. The difference down here in the RGV is you have towns like Harlingen (2 high schools), Weslaco (2 high schools) still in playoffs, McAllen (3 high schools 2 still in playoffs) you see where I am going there is too many schools in El Paso County but that is off topic.
You would not get as much talent as El Paso has now from the military community let's be real not many people look at a map and say hey let's move to El Paso.
The American army occupies El Paso with 60,000 troops. Of course they make a frightening difference.
What would Dallas, Houston and Austin be without higher paying wages, better opportunities, venues, etc...
Two things happen in El Paso that have help its football programs grow. The military growing and mass hiring of government employees has brought many kids to El Paso that have improve programs around our city. This happen in the early 2000's, that's why I believe teams have had more success against out of town teams. This is good for not just our high school football but our city.
Ima say this though. The perennial best teams are not teams full of military kids.
Those other teams in the state that are doing good is due to other reasons other than military or money in the city, GENETICS; coaching; offseason and during season training, kids playing at a young age with solid programs which is being shown in EP lately. Yes military families and economic status has something to do with it but its a small percentage; let's look at last years title winners:
6A DIV 2: Longview population: 80K (2010); median income family: 42K
6A DIV 1: Galena Park North Shore population: 10K (2010); median income family: 34K
5A DIV 1: Dallas Highland Park population: 9K (est. 2018); median income: 200K ------ we all know this town/school is full of money and runs the UIL
5A DIV 2: Aledo population: 4K (est. 2018); median income: 56K
4A DIV 1: Waco (Bellmead) La Vega population: 9K (2010); median income 34K
4A DIV 2: Cuero population: 8K (est. 2018); median income: 29K
El Paso population: 682K (not including the metro area); median income: 50K
Canutillo population: 6K (2010); median income: 22K
Horizon City population: 19K (est. 2018); median income: 54K
It helps alot but the talent that does come with it gets spread out into all the school, and thats ok nothing wrong with it
It's true that only a handful of military kids play on this successful team or that team. But the impact Fort Bliss has played on High School Football is enormous because of the residual benefits. Many, many athletes from the area have Fort Bliss soldiers or personnel as part of their DNA. The Northeast for much of the 60's,70's, and 8p's were predominately military families because the NE was where the easiest access to the base was. Right down Railroad and Fred Wilson. Andress, Irvin, Parkland, were almost entirely formed by Military Familes or by familes with the DNA of soldiers. Now those Military dependents have kids and grandkids. The numbers are in the 10's of thousands.
As Fort Bliss has expanded and Loop 375, the Spur, The 54, and the base has changed access points, the military family can really live anywhere. But the risedual impact in the NE is still obvious.
What would El Paso football be without FT Bliss? It would be the same which is usually no EL Paso teams playing after thanksgiving.
The same, *******
Theres no fort bliss teams IDIOT
So gtfo outta here