What am I gonna do if I can't play football? I'm not good at nothin'!

Boobie Miles

[half time speech] Perfection is being able to look your friends in the eye and know you did everything you could not to let them down.

Coach Gary Gaines

Gentlemen, the hopes and dreams of an entire town are riding on your shoulders. You may never matter again in your life as much as you do right now.

Coach Gary Gaines

Brian Chavez: We got to lighten up. We're 17.
Don Billingsley: Do you feel 17?
Mike Winchell: I don't feel 17.

Reporter: Your dad played at Permian. What's it like to be the son of a local legend?
Don Billingsley: Next question.

Don Billingsley: If I have anything to say about it tonight you're going to get drunk and you're going to get laid.
Mike Winchell: I'm not going out drunk and foolin'.

Jennifer Gaines: Are we going to move again?
Sharon Gaines: No, honey.
Coach Gary Gaines: Possibly.

Stop reading the news clippings. You're small and you're going to be smaller every week. There ain't going to be no growth spurt between now and the first game. You're going to use your minds! You're going to play with your heart! And that is what you're going to use to win the State Championship.

Coach Gary Gaines

[to quarterback Mike Winchell] You're playing like the village idiot! You want people to think of you as the village idiot?

Coach Gary Gaines

Boobie Miles: I get straight A's. I'm a athlete.
Reporter: In what subject?
Boobie Miles: Hey, there's only one subject. It's football.

My mind's not right.

Mike Winchell

Charles Billingsley: Can't hold on to the lamp, can't hold on to the football.
Don Billingsley: I can hold on to the football, Dad. Now get the hell out of here!

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