HOUSTON – Under the Friday night lights at NRG Stadium, several high school teams and their families packed the stadium for the playoffs.
"Obviously this is a big stage for the kids being able to play here. The pro stadium is great and they got to see the Texans players during practice. It was kind of neat," Texans fan Brad Burris said.
While action on the field was the center of attention ... just off the field, the passing of Texans owner Bob McNair, was another topic being talked about by many.
"We heard on the sidelines at the end of the game that McNair and passed away, of course, he's the owner of the Texans. I'm sure it's a sad day for the city of Houston and Texans family," Burris said.
"It's a tragedy because this is football country. And he meant a great deal to the Houston area," said Texans fan Tracey Moon.
Many football fans admire and respect the businessman responsible for bringing football back to Houston years after the Oilers left the Bayou City.
"You know he said Houston deserves a great team. And so he built that. No matter what win or lose we're still Houston proud," Moon said.
They also say McNair's legacy goes far beyond the football field.
Specifically because of how much he gave back to his community here in Houston and beyond.
"It's really a sad day, but he's given so much," Moon said.
"For the city to lose him, it's a loss to all of Texas and particularly Houston. He meant so much to football," Kenneth Moon said.