Friday Night Lights A Town, a Team, and a Dream | Edition: 10
Author: H.G. Bissinger, Rob Clark (Photographer)
publisher: Da Capo Press
publisher Date: 08/28/2000
Schools: Temple University，University of South Carolina，Illinois Institute of Technology，Texas A&M University，Indiana University -Purdue University Indianapolis，Rutgers,The State University of New Jersey-Camden，Stony Brook University(SUNY)，Georgia Institute of Techology，The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor，Penn State University，Drexel University，Southern Methodist University，University of Delaware
Description: Return once again to the timeless account of the Permian Panthers of Odessathe winningest high-school football team in Texas history. Odessa is not known to be a town big on dreams, but the Panthers help keep the hopes and dreams of this small, dusty town going. Socially and racially divided, its fragile economy follows the treacherous boom-bust path of the oil business. In bad times, the unemployment rate barrels out of control; in good times, its murder rate skyrockets. But every Friday night from September to December, when the Permian High School Panthers play football, this West Texas town becomes a place where dreams can come true. With frankness and compassion, H. G. Bissinger chronicles a season in the life of Odessa and shows how single-minded devotion to the team shapes the community and inspiresand sometimes shattersthe teenagers who wear the Panthers' uniforms.