ODESSA – This is a collection of actual videos from the infamous ‘Friday Night Lights’ 1988 Odessa Permian football season.
In 1988, only two teams advanced to the state playoffs. In the case where three teams were tied with matching records (one loss each), tiebreakers were decided by a coin toss.
Highlight package of district game between Permian and Midland High. The Bulldogs hosted the meeting at Memorial Stadium on September 30, 1988. Permian won the game 42-0.
Highlight package of district game between Permian and Midland Lee. The Panthers hosted the meeting at Ratliff Stadium on November 7, 1988. Permian lost the game 22-21.
Controversy surrounded the State Semifinal game between Dallas Carter and Permian. Played in UT Austin’s Royal Memorial Stadium under torrential rains on December 17, the Panthers lost the game 14-9. One week later, Carter played Judson for the championship but was stripped of the title for use of ineligible players.