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(1978–1981)

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Season 2

17 Sep. 1979
On the Line
Witherspoon writes for Carver's newspaper. While covering the basketball team he finds out Jackson is involved in a betting ring. Witherspoon must decide between exposing Jackson or repressing the truth.
 
24 Sep. 1979
Albert Hodges
After wrongfully being imprisoned, Albert Hodges wishes to finish high school, but is mistrusting of all white people. He is forced to face that his own fears are his worst problem.
 
1 Oct. 1979
The Cross-Town Hustle
Reese is scouted by another school that has some perks Carver doesn't offer. However, Reece learns a lesson most teens have to learn the hard way there are no greener pastures.
 
8 Oct. 1979
Sudden Death
Reeves convinces the parents of an academically gifted student to let him join the team. Although good at basketball, young Randy seems to lack endurance. Unbeknownst to everybody he has some internal problems causing his death.
 
15 Oct. 1979
A Silent Cheer
Jeff Simpson joins the team. For a time he is able to hide a big secret, he is deaf. The players assume his lack of social participation is a stuck up attitude. Its only a matter of time before the truth shows itself.
 
29 Oct. 1979
No Place Like Home
Due to a house fire, Coolidge is forced to spend a few weeks with Coach. Coolidge is enjoying the roommate atmosphere and finds the coach less strict than his mother he does begin to wear thin his welcome with the coach.
 
5 Nov. 1979
Globetrotters
When the team begins to dominate, they believe they're too good for community service. Coach aligns with the Harlem Globetrotters to server "Humble Pie" to the Carver 10.
 
12 Nov. 1979
Me?
Coach Reeves teaches sex education and the subject is VD. The startling reality hits home when two of the basketball team's leading players may be infected after encountering the same girl. Friendships and confidence is tested.
 
26 Nov. 1979
Needle
Hayward's cousin, dies from a fatal overdose of heroine. Hayward decides, to take the matters into his own hands by getting revenge, at the drug dealer who was responsible for his cousin's death.
 
3 Dec. 1979
Sliding By
Mack Wade, a "can't-miss" basketball prospect, transfers to Carver to finish out high school. Wade has tons of scholarship offers from colleges, both academic and athletic. However, when Wade starts having troubles in the classroom, Coach Reeves realizes Mack has been passed through because of his basketball potential, even though he's a group two functional illiterate.
 
18 Dec. 1979
Delores, of Course
Jackson, was unaware that his former girlfriend, turns out to be a prostitute.
 
25 Dec. 1979
A Christmas Present
Christmas is approaching. Sybil Buchanan is pregnant and ready to reunite with her husband. While he isn't a bad man, he isn't quite as strong on commitment as a husband and father needs to be. Some very important decisions are made.
 
1 Jan. 1980
Feeling No Pain
When Salami hurts his knee in a pickup basketball game he is prescribed some painkillers. Word gets out to a school drug distributor that he has then he becomes pressured to sell some. When busted, he blames Salami.
 
8 Jan. 1980
Artist
Thorpe is forced to consider that his high school basketball dominance isn't likely to reach a large college and even less so to reach the NBA. The art teacher suggests his future may be in painting.
 
15 Jan. 1980
Salami's Affair
Salami is struggling in history and that's threatening to get him suspended from the team. His teacher, an attractive lady of about 25, tutors him but the tutorial session leads to an unexpected and inappropriate affair.
 
22 Jan. 1980
Links
Coach Reeves is invited to golf at a country club. He sees it as a chance to show a few members of the team not only golf, but also refinement. Unbeknownst to Reeves the exclusive country club is racial. An unexpected lesson is learned.
 
29 Jan. 1980
The Stripper
Reeves begins dating a highly respected teacher. It turns out she moonlights an an exotic dancer. Reeves and the administration are fearful that her second job will damage her integrity as a teacher.
 
5 Feb. 1980
Gonna Fly Now
During a party a drug pusher slipps PCP in Jeffers' drink. Coach Reeves and a woman who is a narcotics cop work together to figure out who is behind this ring.
 
19 Feb. 1980
Out at Home
Coach urges players with the basketball season winding down, joining the baseball team is a good way to keep fit. A few guys agree particularly 'New York' but the baseball manager is burned out with the job and only remains for a paycheck.
 
26 Feb. 1980
The Russians Are Coming
A high school team from the Soviet Union decides to make a stop and Carver and play the team in an exhibition game. There is some tension, but the two teams warm up to one another and establish a friendship, especially Hayward and one of the Soviets. However, when that player decides to defect and Hayward decides to help him it almost causes an international incident.
 
4 Mar. 1980
The Hitter
Reeves finds himself in a difficult position when he suspects that Gomez is being physically abused by his father but cannot prove it.
 
11 Mar. 1980
The Death of Me Yet?
After experiencing the joy of getting to the city championship game, Reeves and the players are blindsided by a major tragedy.
 
18 Mar. 1980
Coolidge Goes Hollywood
Coolidge is offered a role on a television series about life on an inner-city high school campus. His character becomes a hit and soon all the adulation goes to his head and causes him to forget where he came from.
 
1 Apr. 1980
A Few Good Men
As graduation approaches, Hayward begins the process of applying for various scholarships with little success. In the meantime, Goldstein gets awarded a scholarship but for some reason refuses it. Goldstein then makes a very important decision that will change his life for a few years even without going to college. Also, Ken is invited to go on a tour of Europe with several of his fellow teachers, but when he finds out that the first week of the tour coincides with the US Open golf tournament he cancels out even though it means he might mess up his relationship with ...
 

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