THE GREAT YATES

Thursday Night Lights & the Magical Season

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This film was made to tell the little known story of the greatest team in Texas High School history, the 1985 Jack Yates Lions.

Yates, a perennial Texas High School football power, and one of the few remaining historically black high schools in Texas had challenged for state championship honors for years but had failed to win it all.

In 1985, the team achieved its potential and steamrolled the state in legendary fashion. This historic season culminated for Yates in an epic showdown and victory over the reigning kings of Texas high school football, the Odessa Permian Panthers of “Friday Night Lights” fame.

The Jack Yates’ 1985 season has been hailed as the greatest single season in the history of Texas high school football. The team was voted Texas High School Football “Team of the Decade for the 1980s” by the Houston Chronicle and Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine (the bible of high school football in the state of Texas).

This is their story.

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FILM INFO

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Filming Location:

Houston,TX;Odessa,TX; Grand Prairie, TX

Production Dates:

July 2019 - December 2019

Category:

Documentary

Film Length:

68 Minutes

Credits:

Producers: Don & Jocelyn Pinkard
           Byron Hunter

 

Director: Byron Hunter

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CONTACT

Director/Producer Contact: Byron Hunter

byronchunter@yahoo.com

214.534.9527

 

Producer Contact: Don and Jocelyn Pinkard

hiddenhistorydfw.com

donpinkard@hiddenhistorydfw.com

469.585.1590

jocelynpinkara@hiddenhistorydfw.com

972.898.8921

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