Cason is a speck on an East Texas roadmap. It’s not even a speed bump on Texas 11. Six miles away is Daingerfield, a roaring metropolis by comparison. In 2010, the population of Daingerfield was 2,560.
“There ain’t much out there,” said Steve Edmond, Texas’ senior linebacker who grew up in Cason and is a folk hero of sorts in Daingerfield, which won three straight Class 2A titles from 2008-10.