Episodes

  1.01 - Pilot
First aired:
10/3/2006
Writer:
Peter Berg
Director:
Peter Berg
Summary :
A newcomer coach Eric Taylor finds himself helming a promising high school football team, the Dillon Panthers, that has a real chance to make it to the top.
  1.02 - Eyes Wide Open
First aired:
10/10/2006
Writer:
Jason Katims
Director:
Jeffrey Reiner
Summary :
As the team pulls together and tries to help Matt get used to his new role as quarterback after Jason's injury, Lyla offers her support to Tim.
Jason learns about the extent of his injury, and Tami gets a job as the school guidance counselor.
  1.03 - Wind Sprints
First aired:
10/17/2006
Writer:
Elizabeth Heldens
Director:
Jeffrey Reiner
Summary :
The situation in town begins to get ugly as Coach Taylor and his family is forced to endure heat from a difficult loss against the San Marco HS Rattlers.
Tim and Tyra break up after he confronts her about Smash, and Lyla, after having an argument with Jason, vents her anger onto Tim.
  1.04 - Who's Your Daddy
First aired:
10/24/2006
Writer:
Kerry Ehrin
Director:
Allison Liddi
Summary :
As the Panthers prepare for a match against the Tigers, who are their biggest rival, Jason's new roommate tries to help him understand the potential he has for recovery.
Lyla tells Tim of her regrets about what happened between them, and Matt hits an all-time low.
  1.05 - Git 'Er Done
First aired:
10/30/2006
Writer:
John Zinman , Patrick Massett
Director: Mark Piznarski
Summary :
The big game against the Tigers drawing closer, Coach Taylor must decide between Matt and the self-assured recruit Ray "Voodoo" Tatum for the starting quarterback.
The feelings between Tim and Lyla grow stronger. Jason's newly-found motivation strives him to begin the rehab.
  1.06 - El Accidente
First aired:
11/7/2006
Writer:
Carter Harris
Director:
Dan Lerner
Summary :
Ray Tatum faces the blame of his team mates after Panthers' win in the game last week might be overturned. Defensive tackle Bobby Reyes is arrested by the police during a practice for beating a student. Coach Taylor and Buddy Garrity are questioned by the Texas High School athletic administration.
Lyla and Tim surprise Jason by taking him to the lake.
  1.07 - Homecoming
First aired:
11/14/2006
Writer:
David Hudgins
Director:
Patrick Norris
Summary :
As the Panthers get ready to face the dominating Laribee Lions, the 2000 State Champ quarterback, Lucas Mize is set to join the team.
Smash catches his chance to convince a college scout of his talents. A focused Tim quits drinking. Jason's suspicions of Lyla and Tim's affair grow. Tyra and Billy set up an after game homecoming party.
  1.08 - Crossing the Line
First aired:
11/28/2006
Writer:
Bridget Carpenter
Director:
Jeffrey Reiner
Summary :
Julie thinks about going on a date with Matt. A discouraged Smash turns to foul play to improve his on-pitch performance. Cheered by Lyla and Tim, Jason has his first quad rugby game. A dinner turns into a fight for Coach Taylor, Tami, Riggins and his brother.
  1.09 - Full Hearts
First aired:
12/5/2006
Writer:
Aaron Rahsaan Thomas
Director:
Josh Pate
Summary :
Smash continues to go the extreme to improve his performance. Rumors begin to spread about Tim and Lyla's relationship. Julie and Matt attempt to go out on a date but it is cursed from the beginning.
The Panthers are in much anticipation for their upcoming game against the Gatling High.
  1.10 - It's Different for Girls
First aired:
12/12/2006  
Writer:
Andy Miller
Director:
Stephen T. Kay
Summary :
The cheerleaders prepare for Championship Classic. Lyla is picked on when people find out about her and Riggins. Coach Taylor tries to keep Matt and Julie apart. Jason goes home after being released from rehab.
  1.11 - Nevermind
First aired:
1/3/2007
Writer:
Liz Heldens
Director:
Jonas Pate
Summary :
The Panthers are preparing for another game they can't lose. Matt's father comes back from Iraq but his mother's condition is difficult to take in.
Tami Taylor sees Tim Riggins regarding his grades. She believes he's not doing his homework by himself and asks Landry to tutor him for his next oral exam. If he doesn't pass, he won't play in the football team.
  1.12 - What to Do While You're Waiting
First aired:
1/10/2007  
Writer:
Kerry Ehrin
Director:
David Boyd
Summary :
The Panther's fate is hung up on the result of a game between two other teams and there is nothing they can do about it.
Meanwhile, there is tension at the Street's house because of the lawsuit they introduced against Coach Taylor.
Matt's father has a hard time adjusting back to real life.
  1.13 - Little Girl I Wanna Marry You
First aired:
1/24/2007
Writer:
Jason Katims
Director:
Jeffrey Reiner
Summary :
The Panthers have only one more game to win in order to qualify for the play-offs. Smash's mother discovers something that could end his football dreams.
  1.14 - Upping the Ante
First aired:
1/31/2007
Writer:
David Hudgins
Director:
Allison Liddi
Summary :
Coach Taylor gets distracted as he has to come up with a solution to Smash's use of drugs. Tyra and Julie befriend while Riggins bonds with his alienated father.
Buddy learns about Jason and Lyla's engagement.
  1.15 - Blinders
First aired:
2/7/2007
Writer: Carter Harris , Bridget Carpenter
Director: Stephen Kay
Summary :
The Panthers savor their crucial playoff-win—until race issues emerge and sorely test their bond after Mac makes racial statements.
Tami frowns upon Julie's newfound friendship with Tyra. The girls play a powder-puff football game.
  1.16 - Black Eyes & Broken Hearts
First aired:
2/14/2007
Writer: John Zinman , Patrick Massett
Director: Jeffrey Reiner
Summary :
Due to racial comments from Coach Mac, the black players on the team refuse to play unless he is sacked.
Julie is sucked deeper into the vortex as her friendship with Tyra develops. Matt tries to win Julie back.
  1.17 - I Think We Should Have Sex
First aired:
2/21/2007  
Writer: Liz Heldens
Director: Allison Liddi
Summary :
After Julie reveals to Matt that she wants to have sex with him, Matt feels the need to put together something special. Tim clashes with his father.
The Panthers are into the next round of the playoffs and looking solid.
  1.18 - Extended Families
First aired:
2/28/2007
Writer: Kerry Ehrin
Director: Charles Stone III
Summary :
Lyla makes a surprise visit to the quad rugby camp where Jason is playing at, but she doesn't find the comfort she came looking for.
Buddy Garrity's affair with Tyra's mother comes out. Consequently, Buddy decides to move in with the Taylors.
Smash becomes suspicious about Waverly when she goes for a midnight swim with him.
  1.19 - Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes
First aired:
3/21/2007
Writer: Jason Katims
Director: Jeffrey Reiner
Summary :
With TMU trying to recruit Coach Taylor, Julie insists that she will not be moved away from Matt and Dillon. The quad rugby recruiters in Austin deliver some bad news to Jason. Riggins becomes friends with a single mother and her son.
  1.20 - Mud Bowl
First aired:
3/28/2007
Writer: David Hudgins , Liz Heldens
Director: David Boyd
Summary :
A chemical spill near Dillon High School forces Coach Taylor and the Panthers to seek another facility in which to play the crucial State Semi-Final game.
  1.21 - Best Laid Plans
First aired:
4/4/2007  
Writer: Carter Harris , Kerry Ehrin
Director: Jeffrey Reiner
Summary :
Coach Taylor buckles under the pressure from Texas Methodist University. The news of his decision is not taken lightly by his family.
Riggins faces the impending consequences of his relationship. Landry wonders whether he should tell someone about Tyra's situation.
  1.22 - State
First aired:
4/11/2007  
Director: Jeffrey Reiner
Summary :
The rumors about Coach Taylor leaving the team at the end of the season get a boost when an inside source decides to speak up.
Meanwhile, the Panthers are preparing themselves for the state championship.