A Must See!
Candace Winslow | 09/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Step aside Hollywood with your Friday Night Lights and take a lesson from the REAL players of Texas foobtall!! PPG arrests your attention from the comments of the opening scene, as you fasten your seat belt and ride the season with the Celina Bobcats. In one breath, you find yourself cheering on the Bobcats to victory, and in the next, you find yourself in awe of these young men with such a sense of character and community. This is a film in our family's library that will be watched year after year, for the lessons about sportsmanship, respect and commitment are taught in such an honest and real way. If you are purchasing a film any time soon, PPG MUST find its way into your cart!
Candace Winslow~ Dallas, Texas
WHERE FOOTBALL IS LIFE!
Loves To Read | Twin Cities, MN USA | 07/26/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Celina, Texas (30 miles north of Dallas) is a small community of about 2,000 people with a big reputation for its high school football program. They were riding the crest of 57 straight victories and 4 state championships in their division, 2A and then lightning struck during the summer before the 2002 season. Their legendary coach, G.A. Moore, resigned, seemingly for no reason, and moved down the road to their biggest rival, Pilot Point, along with 3 of the nine coaches. Their enrollment for the coming school year also put them over the 2A limit by three students and they were bumped up to 3A where they would compete as the smallest school in the division. Can they continue their streak under new coach Butch Ford, who coached under Moore for 25 seasons but had never been a head coach and handle the bigger schools? Narrated by NFL great Pat Summerall, the documentary takes you behind the scenes with the players, coaches, parents and fans as well as highlights from the season. In Texas, football is life, whether the NFL or the smallest communities. As one of the former players summed it up, 'the season lasts about eleven and half months in Celina". If you love football, high school sports and small town America, this is for you. It is fun, lots of good football action and a look behind the scenes at the winningest football program in Texas history. Hollywood could not have crafted a better ending to a film. Enjoy!!"
The real story
Jeffrey M. Cziska | New Bedford, MA United States | 06/18/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This film truly is not all it was hyped up to be. The only thing I truly enjoyed was game footage and the realism. Better than "Go Tigers", but far from "The Last Game.""