First air date
October 3, 2006
Football is the only thing that takes priority at Dillon High School in Texas. When the school hires him to lead the Panthers to a state championship, Coach Eric Taylor moves to the small town with his wife and daughter. As he builds the high school players into a championship team, he must also overcome some obstacles. His star quarterback is paralyzed in the first game of the season, his backup quarterback is insecure, and there is a great deal of animosity between some of the players. In addition to dealing with team issues, Coach Taylor must also come to terms with his daughter's budding romance with a player, townsfolk that think they know what is best for the team, and relationship issues that his players are going through. Football is still important, but strong bonds are what holds this team together.