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A Texas high-school football team holds the hopes of the town, as the players prepare for the season opener.
The second-string quarterback finds himself in the spotlight in the wake of Jason Street's serious injury; as game day approaches, the team appears united, pledging to win the game for a teammate.
The town turns on coach Taylor following a difficult loss; emotion and frustration culminate in a fight, as the team's injured quarterback begins rehabilitation.
Coach Taylor must find a way to bring the team together against its biggest rival; Jason Street's new roommate at the rehab center makes him realize his recovery potential.
Fearing job insecurity, coach Taylor must choose between starting the eager second-string quarterback or new recruit Ray Tatum (Aldis Hodge); Tim and Lyla's relationship heats up.
The possibility of last week's win being overturned due to Ray Tatum's recruitment frustrates the Panthers; police interrupt a practice with an arrest warrant for a star defensive tackle, who viciously assaulted another student.
The team prepares to take on the undefeated Laribee Lions for the homecoming game; Tyra and Billy plan the ultimate after-game party; Smash feels the pressure when he gets a chance to impress a college recruiter.
As Tim and the team celebrate a victory, a frustrated Smash takes drastic measures to improve his on-field performance; Coach Taylor's daughter considers going on a date with rookie quarterback Matt Saracen.
Emotions intensify as the game against intimidating Gatling High nears; rumors alienate Lyla and Tim from their friends; Smash puts his health at risk to improve his on-field performance.
The cheerleaders are the focus of the town's attention as they prepare for the Championship Classic; Lyla's affair with Riggins makes her the victim of high-school harassment; coach Taylor tries to keep Matt and Julie apart.
The Panthers prepare for another game that they cannot afford to lose; Jason finds it difficult to adjust to life at home; Matt's father returns from Iraq, but the homecoming is not what he expected.
The Panthers anxiously wait for the results of a game between two opponents; the Street family continues with its lawsuit against Taylor; Matt's father tries to adjust to life at home.
One game away from the playoffs, the Panthers work hard to get their minds back into game mode; Smash's mom discovers something that could destroy his football dreams.
Team members prepare for their first playoff game; coach Taylor struggles between readying for the game and dealing with Smash's situation; Tyra and Julie start an unlikely friendship; Riggins reconnects with his estranged father.
Mac makes racial statements that test the team's bond; Tim and Billy adjust to having their father back in their lives; Tami worries about Julie's new friendship with Tyra; the girls play a game of powder-puff football.
The black players on the Panthers refuse to play unless Mac is fired for his comments; Julie's friendship with Tyra becomes more destructive; Jason makes a life-changing decision; Matt tries to win back Julie.
With the team deep in the playoffs, the players feel untouchable; Julie drops a bombshell on unsuspecting Matt; Tami sees Matt buying condoms at the supermarket; Tim's relationship with his father takes a turn for the worse.
Buddy finds himself in the doghouse when his affair is discovered; with her family falling apart, Lyla turns to Jason; Waverly takes Smash for a midnight swim; coach Taylor has a meeting with TMU.
Julie makes it clear to her parents that she does not want to move out of Dillon and away from Matt; Jason gets bad news from the quad-rugby recruiters; Riggins befriends a single mother and her son.
Envelopes of cash mysteriously appear in players' lockers; an accident threatens the team's home-field advantage in the final game before the state championships.
Coach Taylor makes a rash decision that alters his future at Dillon and upsets the women in his life.
The Panthers prepare for the state championship; gossip spreads about whether or not Taylor will leave Dillon to coach a college team; Tami gets a surprise 10 years in the making.