"State" is the 22nd episode of Season 1, and the 22nd overall episode of Friday Night Lights. It aired on April 11, 2007.


Season finale -- The state championship - It's all come down to this one final game - the Dillon Panthers are gearing up for the state championship and all eyes are on Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler). After growing speculation from everyone in town, the news finally spreads as to whether or not Coach is going to leave Dillon for his dream job at TMU (Texas Methodist University).


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. The Panthers are preparing themselves for the state championship. Meanwhile Tami has some news for Coach Taylor.


Coach Taylor: Every man at some point in his life is going to lose a battle. He is going to fight and he is going to lose. But what makes him a man is at the midst of that battle he does not lose himself. This game is not over, this battle is not over.