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.
Every day counts. One night matters.
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Did You Know?
worked as a volunteer firefighter while filming the series. He worked 24 hours a week at his local firehouse without telling the cast and crew. In 2011, he taped two local PSAs urging viewers to become volunteer firefighters. 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