In the small town of Dillon, Texas, one night matters: Friday Night. Eric Taylor has recently been hired as the head football coach for the Dillon High School Panthers, the town's pride and joy. Friday Night Lights displays the stress that the town gives the high school players to win, and the hope that the team gives to a small town, and how a team has its low points, its high points, and how they come together as a team on their way to victory.
It's more than just a game
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Did You Know?
Not all of the actors could play football. Gaius Charles
, who played Brian "Smash" Williams, wasn't a very skilled football player. But Michael B. Jordan
, who played Vince Howard, was known for having great quarterbacking skills. Taylor Kitsch
had played hockey for 20 years before starring on the show, and was also a noted athlete. See more
During the episodes showing Coach Taylor visiting, and subsequently working at, (the fictional) Texas Methodist University, the end-zones of the field have "Texas State" written on them. See more