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The fifth and final season finished its DirecTV run on February 9, 2011 and will re-air on NBC starting April 15, 2011. The Peabody Award winning show goes out with a bang as Coach Taylor guides his upstart Lions and star QB Vince Howard to their dreams of a state championship. Familiar faces come home to visit as the audiences everywhere bid farewell to Dillon forever.

Season Summary

Cast

Main Cast

Supporting Cast

Episode List

Episode Number
Overall | Season
Episode Information
64 | 1 Expectations
October 27th, 2010
Writer: David Hudgins
Director: Michael Waxman
ImageSoon.png Coach Eric Taylor tempers high expectations for East Dillon's impending season as Tami becomes frustrated in her new job. Vince and Luke work to recruit a new player for the Lions' squad and Dillon bids farewell to two alumni as they prepare to leave for college
Lions Game
Opponent Result Final Score Record
Croft Cowboys Win 29-28[1] 1-0
65 | 2 On the Outside Looking In
November 3rd, 2010
Writer: Kerry Ehrin
Director: Michael Waxman
ImageSoon.png Eric realizes that not everyone is satisfied by the Lions' performance in the first game. Vince receives unexpected benefits as a football player. Luke's aggression has repercussions.
Lions Game
Opponent Result Final Score Record
Laribee Lions Win 31-24[2] 2-0
66 | 3 The Right Hand of the Father
November 10th, 2010
Writer: Patrick Massett & John Zinman
Director: David Boyd
ImageSoon.png Someone from Vince's past resurfaces. Julie connects with a faculty member. Eric tries to instill discipline in the team. Buddy is troubled after learning something about his son.
Lions Game
Opponent Result Final Score Record
Royal Rock Dragons Win 34-28 3-0
67 | 4 Keep Looking
November 17th, 2010
Writer: David Hudgins
Director: Todd McMullen
ImageSoon.png Coach is forced to play mediator as tensions erupt in the locker room. Luke gets recruited. Buddy deals with the trials and tribulations of fatherhood. Tami deals with a troubled student. The Lions welcome a new player.
Lions Game
No game this episode
68 | 5 Kingdom
December 1st, 2010
Writer: Rolin Jones
Director: Patrick Norris
ImageSoon.png Coach discusses recruitment regulations. The Lions take a road trip. East Dillon's four stars make a pact. Julie's relationship becomes more complicated.
Lions Game
Opponent Result Final Score Record
South King Rangers Win 38-17 4-0
69 | 6 Swerve
December 8th, 2010
Writer: Ron Fitzgerald
Director: Jonas Pate
ImageSoon.png A popular magazine hails Coach as the "Kingmaker." Vince's past catches up to him. Luke reacts to the truth. A suspicious accident delays Julie's return to college.
Lions Game
Opponent Result Final Score Record
South Milbank Rattlers Win 28-10[3] 5-0
70 | 7 Perfect Record
December 15th, 2010
Writer: Etan Frankel & Derek Santos Olson
Director: Adam Davidson
ImageSoon.png Rivalry week stirs up controversy. Vince is caught in the middle between Coach and Ornette. Billy takes Luke under his wing. Former Quarterback for the Dillon Panthers, Jason Street comes back from New York to talk to his mentor Coach Eric Taylor.
Lions Game
Opponent Result Final Score Record
Dillon Panthers Win 37-7 6-0
71 | 8 Fracture
January 5th, 2011
Writer: Monica Henderson
Director: Allison Liddi-Brown
ImageSoon.png Coach fears he's beginning to lose his grip on the team. Tami worries that one of her students is being neglected. Vince alienates his teammates. Becky enters a beauty pageant.
Lions Game
No game this episode
72 | 9 Gut Check
January 12th, 2011
Writer: David Hudgins
Director: Chris Erye
ImageSoon.png Coach Taylor threatens to bench Vince to regain control of the team, forcing Luke to face the daunting prospect of becoming head quarter back.
Lions Game
Opponent Result Final Score Record
West Cambria Mustangs Loss 17-28[4] 6-1
Fort Hood Cougars Win 19-17 7-1
73 | 10 Don't Go
January 19th, 2011
Writer: Bridget Carpenter
Director: Michael Waxman
ImageSoon.png Coach Taylor is recruited by another college program and a former player returns.
Lions Game
Opponent Result Final Score Record
Northfield Cubs Win 28-12[5] 8-1
74 | 11 The March
January 26th, 2011
Writer: Rolin Jones
Director: Jason Katims
ImageSoon.png The Lions are on the road to the finals as the football program is threatened by budget cuts.
Lions Game
Opponent Result Final Score Record
West Cambria Mustangs Win 36-6 9-1
Bellameade Win 30-14 10-1
Preston Pirates Win 13-7 11-1
Arnett Meade Tigers Win 15-13 12-1
75 | 12 Texas Whatever
February 2nd, 2011
Writer: Kerry Ehrin
Director: Kyle Chandler
ImageSoon.png The fate of East Dillon's football program is decided.
Lions Game
No game this episode
76 | 13 Always
February 9th, 2011
Writer: Jason Katims
Director: Michael Waxman
ImageSoon.png The Lions advance toward State as many decisions are made with implications that could change the players' futures.
Lions Game
Opponent Result Final Score Record
Hudgins Hawks Win 27-26[6] 13-1

References

  1. The score was clearly shown at the end of the episode, however in The Right Hand of the Father, the score read 22-21
  2. game started at the end of this episode and score shown in The Right Hand of the Father
  3. Game not shown, the score is mentioned by Buddy Garrity
  4. Game footage shown in flashbacks, this was the score shown on the footage
  5. Final score not shown or mentioned
  6. Final score never mentioned but epilogue shows Lions with championship rings. The game was last shown with 3 seconds left on clock and Lions down by 5 points
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