Last season, the ignominious start for the East Dillon Lions with the forfeit to South King High had been controversial. That game still haunted some, and no matter how Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) tried to keep the focus on today, the past remained a sore point.
There was no way a road trip for another bout with the South King Rangers, was going to be just another game for the Lions. Eric told the team, "Success is not a goal, it's a byproduct," and he believed it. For others, however, the game was all about revenge and redemption.
On the field, Eric's high-minded ideals went out the window when the Rangers took a lead by playing dirty. The other team was also taunting Vince and the other Lions. It was just like what happened in the NFL last weekend, when Tennessee's Cortland Finnegan provoked Houston's Andre Johnson into a fist fight. (It was all over the news, did you see it?)
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