As "Friday Night Lights" his theaters this Friday and the ESPN Book Club debuts on Page 2, ESPN.com takes an in-depth look at the story of Odessa (Texas) Permian High School football: FROM THE ESPN BOOK CLUB:
Check out a clip from "Friday Night Lights," as Boobie Miles tries to make Permian QB Mike Winchell smile.
Watch Coach Gaines deliver his locker room speech.
|It the movie, Permian coach Gary Gaines (Billy Bob Thornton) meets with Boobie Miles and his uncle, L.V., as Boobie decides to return to the football field.|
|Derek Luke plays Boobie Miles, whose senior season was cut short by a knee injury.|
|The movie took some creative license with Charlie Billingsley (played by Tim McGraw) and his son Don.|
|Although he was a legend at Permian, Charlie Billingsley never won his state championship in real life.|
|The kids in Permian have football ... and not much else in "Friday Night Lights."|
|Permian lost in the state semifinals in 1988, but the movie made it the championship game.|
|The end was heartbreaking for Mike Winchell in Reel Life and Real Life.|
|The real Boobie Miles, left, shares a laugh with former Permian teammate Brian Chavez on the set of "Friday Night Lights."|