In 2003, high-school football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel) and his De La Salle Spartans have just completed an incredible 151 consecutive victories and 12-straight state championships. While the team’s seniors receive offers from colleges all over the country, the advancing juniors look forward to making their mark. However, beloved “Coach Lad” has a brush with calamity, while the Spartans face their most-challenging, most-unpredictable season yet.
Some of the little details that the movie gets right are nice touches, as well. De La Salle’s opponents are all real schools (even their uniforms are accurate), the Spartans have a tradition of sliding head first into the end zone after winning a championship and THE TEAM WALKS OUT FOR GAMES IN PAIRS HOLDING HANDS.