The true story of a group of young athletes, the Permian High Panthers of Odessa, Texas, as they compete in their fifth state championship, in 1988. Their progress is set against the struggles of the local townsfolk. Odessa, Texas has seen better days - the financial bust evident in its boarded-up shops and broken lives. Yet one hope sustains the community where, once a week during the fall, the town and its dreams come alive beneath the dazzling and disorienting Friday night lights... when the Permian High Panthers take to the field. In a city where economic uncertainty has eroded the spirit of its inhabitants, nearly everyone seeks comfort in the religion of the Friday night ritual, where the unfulfilled dreams of an entire community are shifted onto the shoulder pads of a team of high-school athletes. An illuminating look at the hoped-for successes and the built-in failures of trying to live the American Dream through the efforts of a group of talented young men.
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