McKees Rocks, PA located 12 miles from Pittsburgh, is quintessential
small town America - population 6,000. It's a former coal-mining town
that turned to the steel industry and then the airline industry.
Airline cutbacks and job losses have taken McKees Rocks into a notable
economic decline in recent years. The high school football team, the
Montour Spartans is also in total disarray. In spite of their past glory -
when they won State championships, they were known to go without ever losing a
game and the players were local heroes - the football team has lost almost
every game for the last several years. But the town still remembers what
it was like to be proud of their team and to this day, they tell their children
stories of big games, star players, and triumphant moments. Thousands of
people still come out to support the team, but they don't have much to brag
about. That's all about to change.
Enter NFL legend DICK BUTKUS. He's here to give this ragtag high school
football team a much-needed overhaul. He will be their head coach for one season.
He will bring in former Kansas City Chief Ray Crockett as an assistant coach.
He will discipline, drive, and inspire these boys to succeed. He will make
them a team. But will it all be enough to restore Montour football to its