DALLAS-One team, one title, and one high school football story that's still making headlines after 25 years.
The year was 1988 and the Carter High School football team was unstoppable, claiming the ultimate gridiron prize in Texas, state champs!
Coach Freddy James remembers it like it was yesterday.
"Right after the game we loaded the bus, we headed out, we stopped the bus and told them, now we're the champions of Dallas, don’t anybody go out there and act silly and get yourself in trouble."
But the celebration would be short-lived. The team found itself at the center of a scandal. Six star players were benched after they were convicted for a string of robberies. Then, there were issues with ineligibility you know, the 'no pass, no play' rule? When the dust settled the Carter Cowboys were stripped of their state title.
Yet, it was James' real life experience that motivated Aurthur Muhammad to turn that dramatic season into a silver screen story. Muhammad, too, was part of that 1988 dream team.
"That’s the whole point of the movie is that you have the opportunity to choose your destiny and every choice that you make, whether its good or bad, it can ultimately lead you in a certain direction," said Muhammad.
He is currently looking for a distributor for his football film.
Even though they don't have a trophy to show their big win, in the mind and hearts of these guys, Carter reins number one.