Audiences cheer the first season of this poignant and powerful drama. The intimate storytelling and the inspired performances involve the viewer with an authentic portrait of life, love, family, and friendships that really hits home. Coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler) is under intense pressure from the entire town to lead the high school football team to the championship. Wife Tami (Connie Britton, also from the hit movie) provides loving support and is also a counselor at the school. The young people face their own challenges: the former star fighting to overcome a tragic injury; the cheerleader torn by conflicting emotional loyalties to two players; the quarterback overwhelmed with responsibilities on and off the field (while dating the coach’s daughter); the cocky running back who’s turned to performance enhancers… All this and more come together for a truly human drama.