Did you play a high school sport Wally? What fun is this?
You practice all week to play the game.
You work your ass off in the heat of summer running two a day practices learning plays and having your assignment drilled into your head.
You see a team mate get hurt and you know that's going to leave a big hole in the game plan and you might have to be the one to step up.
You know when playing a team like ESL that they have talent but they also have a coach who has no class and is going to run the score up just because he can but you still want to be the one to keep them from scoring just one more touchdown.
You play the game because you have a sense of competition, a hope that you'll be the one to break a tackle and score or put their lead rusher on his ass a few times during the game.
What fun is it? High school football was some of the most fun time of my life. I played baseball and some basketball too and in my opinion, high school football is still the best of all sports. Any kid on any given night can step up and make a memory for himself.