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Air Date: October 3rd, 2006

Network: NBC

Series Summary
A small Texas town has high expectations for its top-ranked football team.

Rating: TV14

Genres: Drama, Football

Episodes

ratings & reviews

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  • It isn't as ambitious or objective as HBO's "The Wire," but it's about as close as broadcast TV gets to "The Wire." It finely depicts the daily grim and gritty existence of kids and adults dealing with narrow hopes, sad expectations, provincial victories, race and poverty. Show More

  • As good and as riveting as the high school football-as-soap-opera show has been in the past, this season is even better. Show More

  • It's the best high school coaching drama since "The White Shadow," and deserves a chance. Show More

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Awards

Winner Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Nominated Outstanding Drama Series
Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Nominated Outstanding Action Performance By a Stunt Ensemble in a TV Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series