There's no doubt that Friday nights in the fall are ruled by high school football. Across America, millions of fans pack stadiums to root for their family members, friends, classmates and favorite teams. But which state is the most rapid when it comes to high school 'ball? Well, if the amount that schools pay their coaches is any indication, Texas far exceeds any other region when it comes to the importance of a winning program...and for this kind of money, you'd better win!

Here are the Lone Star State's Top Ten High School Football Coach Salaries:

10) Todd McVey, Katy Wolverton $131,247

9) Donald Clayton, Katy Cinco Ranch $133,588

8) John King, Longview $133,675

7) Jeff Riordan, Crosby $133,750

6) Randy Allen, Highland Park $133,875

5) John Snelson, Dickinson $134,184

4) Gary Joseph, Katy $138,588

3) Robert Padilla, El Paso Bowie $144,043

2) Todd Dodge, Austin Westlake $150,000

1) Hank Carter, Austin Lake Travis $158,512

Source startelegram.com