The folks in small towns love high school sports, especially football and basketball. During those seasons, there are printed game schedules in every shop window, men reminiscing about their athletic feats from years past, and practically everything draped in the school colors—even the people. I always felt bad for those other small schools whose colors happen to be orange—eeww. Everyone in town attends the games—young and old alike. It’s doesn’t even matter if the school is having a winning season—they are hard-core fans. Trust me—my high school hardly ever had a winning season, yet year after year, we never gave up hope. So, if you ever drive into a small town and find it deserted, don’t assume it’s a ghost town. The high school might be playing an away game. Check that store window for a game schedule to know for sure.