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?
Friday Night Lights
(2006) was filmed in Austin, making it the first time a television series has been shot in Texas's capital city since The Real World
(1992) paid a visit in 2005. Producers rented homes around Austin for filming, and used the nearby Pflugerville High School's football field for many of the big game scenes. 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
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