McCamey ISD superintendent Donny Wiley estimates the seven games played there to date have funneled about $14,000 into the community.
"It really just started when we decided to pass the bond, to put turf on the field, and we got to thinking about ways we can repay our community, because they voted for the bond," Wiley
The bond's purpose was clearly to renovate and expand McCamey's schools.
But the community also supported a proposition to renovate McCamey's athletic facilities.
said about $1.8 million of the bond went to installing turf at Badger Stadium, re-painting and refurbishing the bleachers, renovating the press box and restrooms, purchasing two charter vans and other improvements.
Some of the money also went to improving other facilities, such as the track and tennis courts.
The McCamey High School football team had a sparkling place to play, but Wiley and McWilliams wanted to spread the wealth.
Wiley recalled a time when he was the superintendent at Gordon ISD, and the Gordon football team got invited to the Six-Man Super Saturday event in Hico.
This past year, while driving back from a conference with McWilliams, Wiley
suggested that they try to start a similar event at Badger Stadium.
"Sometimes you do your best thinking when you're on the road," Wiley
The new West Texas Six-Man Shootout was more successful than Wiley
and McWilliams had hoped - they had expected to get eight teams in for the inaugural event, but 10 signed up.
Even more teams have expressed interest for future editions, and Wiley
hinted that the all-day event might need to expand to a second day to accommodate more squads.
said the district administration was disappointed Badger Stadium didn't host a single playoff game in 2009.
So don't blame Wiley for having high hopes for the future.
"If we're lucky enough," Wiley
said, "we might even host a state championship one of these days."