Filming Friday Night Lights

The Weather Channel featured Permian High School's football team and Odessa on its Friday Night Lightning: 12 Towns, 12 Weeks weather series. A 2-man crew from The Weather Channel spent a day in Odessa during September shooting video of the City and of football practice, and interviewing head coach Blake Feldt and a couple of players.

Friday Night Lights is a 2004 drama film which documents the coach and players of the Odessa, Texas high school football team, the Permian Panthers. The book on which it was based, Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream, was authored by H. G. Bissinger and follows the story of the 1988 Permian High School Panthers football team as they made a run towards the state championship.


Movie Scene, football players holding hands on field

Photo Courtesy of Carlos S. Reyes (Planet Satellite)



Logo of a PawP logoHelmet Prop from movie


Related Websites and Other Information

Friday Night Lights Official Website

Friday Night Lights

Permian High School Football

Permian High School- Odessa Texas

Another Permian Site

Official Permian Apparel