While Coach Propst makes it seem as though the only important part of playoff season is football, football, and more football, Senior year is flying by and it's time for his players -- and their girlfriends - to start selecting schools. Brittany...... Read Full Episode Summary »
Watch all the highlights from the rowdy game against Thompson, catch the Buccanettes in training and more.
While Coach Propst makes it seem as though the only important part of playoff season is football, football, and more football, Senior year is flying by and it's time for his players -- and their girlfriends - to start selecting schools.
Brittany makes a trip to see her guidance counselor, who asks about her plans for college and beyond. While the varsity cheerleader has expressed interest in the fashion, she refuses to apply to any of the top tier industry schools because of the distance from Mark. Although her counselor cautions her against following her boy, Brittany can't dream of leaving behind her four year relationship.
When the boys grab some grub, the Defensive Line Coach asks Mark if he's completely set on Alabama. Although Coach Davis thinks Alabama is a good school, he warns the guys that there's more to life beyond high school sweethearts and a college just forty-five minutes from home.
Brandon wants to play Division I football, and with college recruiters on the phone from Stanford, Ohio State, Syracuse and Vanderbilt, it looks as though his dreams might become a reality. While DeJohn's dad says a scholarship isn't necessary, the defensive linebacker wants to walk on Alabama's team.
But, while some are stressing, Charlie's kicking back and taking it easy, having already been accepted into the University of Alabama. Although he's nervous about the workload, he's ready to get out of Hoover. However, with his recent grades, the guidance counselor warns him that Alabama might revoke their acceptance unless he whips back into shape.
Although Ross has been the starting quarterback for the Bucs the past two years, he's already made his decision to play baseball for the University of Alabama. Signing his letter of intent on his birthday, Ross hopes for Major League Baseball recruiting in his future. But, while Ross is celebrating his big day, his girlfriend, Elliot feels ignored on the sideline while she watches everyone dote on him.
At practice, some of the players warn Ross that the Thompson team is out to get him. When a Myspace message suggests that Thompson is setting out to break his leg, Ross starts to become nervous about the game ahead.
As the team drives up to Thompson with police escorts, Propst tells his players to play physically. Like a well-oiled machine, Hoover's running game is on point, driving in two quick touchdowns in the first quarter. At 14-0, the Thompson Warriors have the ball and Hoover makes the tackle.
But, there's a Buc player down on the field after being chop blocked in the box. Propst screams at Thompson's coach, who promptly flips him off. This sends Propst on a rampage, and the Bucs answer his battle cry by grabbing an interception. Thompson doesn't seem too flustered, though, cutting yet another player down at the knees. After a rough tackle, things get heated and the two teams start to push and shove. As a fight breaks out on the field, the players run off the bench. The refs and coaches create a buffer zone, driving their players back. There's a dead ball on the field, and both teams are called out for unsportsmanlike conduct.
The first half ends with Hoover on top 21-0, with each team captain meeting on the field to shake hands and put the problem to rest. But as the second half starts, another Hoover Buc falls. DeJohn is down for the count, not being able to put any weight on his right leg. The Bucs end up sealing the deal with a 31-0 shut out, hoping that DeJohn will be able return the following Friday for another grueling round of playoffs.