This story is based on the inspirational true events of a high school football team no one expected to succeed. The Knights have become an easy target for jokes in their small town, but just when they begin to give up hope, a new coach arrives and helps them see their true potential. At the same time, quarterback Bobby Burkett falls in love with a cheerleader from a rival team, the powerful Vikings. This enrages their star, John Handon, a bratty rich kid who has his eye on the same girl. Meanwhile, Bobby's father is waging his own war with Handon's dad, whose crooked corporation is suing him over an invention he patented.