Documentary Focuses on Local Football

1-26-05 - The maker of a documentary movie about a north Texas football powerhouse is hoping to draw attention away from a hot Hollywood movie. Power, Passion and Glory was filmed during the 2002 Celina football season – a real life movie that its director hopes stays true to its intent – as opposed to Friday Night Lights.

Ken Heckmann was given full access to the Celina Bobcats during the season – watching their chase for a 5th straight state title unfold. Although the Bobcats fell short, he says the film is an accurate portrayal of Texas football and its fans. Heckmann says it’s a much more positive perspective than that seen in Friday Night Lights – which is based on a best-selling novel written more than a decade ago about Permian High School.

Click here to visit the movie website. Right now, the film is gathering critical acclaim at small film festivals, but can only be purchased through the website.


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