While the critically acclaimed cult television series Friday Night Lights went dark a few years ago, the passion for high school football in Texas continues to burn brightly. In the spirit of the season, we mapped some of the most recognized locations from the beloved series.
Based on a book by H.G. "Buzz" Bissinger that followed the state-championship run of the formidable and well-funded 1988 Permian High School Panthers football team from Odessa, Texas (they were known to take private jets to away games, many of which, to be fair, were hundreds of miles away from the West Texas oil town), FNL was made into a film directed by Peter Berg in 2004.
Berg also created the TV series in 2006 and, while it is set in the fictional small town of Dillon, Texas, it was filmed in and around Austin. (Technically, there is a ghost town that used to be Dillon, Texas, but it has nothing to do with any of this.) These are some of the most memorable locations, though certainly not all of them. Texas forever, y'all.
Map points are ordered north to south.Read More