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* UnderdogsNeverLose: DoubleSubverted. The team makes it to the state playoffs, only to lose in the first round. Grant and the others are disappointed, but take solace in the fact they at least made it to the postseason. ''But then'' it's discovered the team they lost to used two ineligible players during the game. Thus, they're disqualified and Shiloh gets to move on, where they proceed to ultimately win the championship.

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* FileMixup: Grant's wife Brooke goes back to the doctor to see if some strange symptoms could mean she's finally pregnant. The nurse has to tell her no, and Brooke tries to accept it. However, just as she's about to drive away, the nurse realizes she mixed up some of the papers and Brooke actually has managed to conceive a child. She quickly goes out to break the good news, to TearsOfJoy from the expectant mother.


* {{Reconstruction}}: Of sorts, for the super-clichéd "Little Team Of Failures Becomes Motivated Team Of Champions" storyline for sports films in general, and football films in particular. The goods are delivered--but here, the motivation come from newfound faith, in Kierkegaard-esque fashion.

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* {{Reconstruction}}: Of sorts, for the super-clichéd "Little Team Of Failures Becomes Motivated Team Of Champions" storyline for sports films in general, and football films in particular. The goods are delivered--but here, the motivation come comes from newfound faith, in Kierkegaard-esque fashion.

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* EasilyOverheardConversation: Grant stumbles across a meeting at the school and learns of several players' fathers discussing calling for Grant to be fired, going so far as to offer the job to [[spoiler:Brady, one of Grant's assistants]], with Grant implied to be somewhat hesitantly going along with the tanking plot.


** The one match they lost after turning to the Lord and the winning team gets DQ'd due to having two 19-year-olds in the team.

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** The one match they lost after turning to the Lord and the winning team gets [[DisqualificationInducedVictory DQ'd due to having two 19-year-olds 19-year-olds]] in the team.


* {{Mondegreen}}: The DVD subtitles interpret "{{Kojak}}" as "Cool Jack".

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* {{Mondegreen}}: The DVD subtitles interpret "{{Kojak}}" "Series/{{Kojak}}" as "Cool Jack".

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* NewscasterCameo: Then-WALB[[note]]The Creator/{{NBC}} station in Sherwood Baptist Church's home base of Albany, GA[[/note]] sports anchor Kevin Mcdermond[[note]]later at Mobile, Alabama NBC station WPMI, now working for Under Armour [[/note]] briefly appears to plug a story on the Eagles advancing to the state championship game.


* [[CastTheExpert Hire the Expert]]: Regarding the football scenes; it helps that director of photography Bob Scott and sound technician Rob Whitehurst were available to volunteer (both having worked for NFL Films for the majority of their careers; and the two would later work on future Sherwood Pictures films ''Film/{{Fireproof}}'' and ''Film/{{Courageous}}'').


* [[CastTheExpert Hire the Expert]]: Regarding the football scenes; it helps that director of photography Bob Scott and sound technician Rob Whitehurst were available to volunteer (both having worked for NFL Films for the majority of their careers; and the two would later work on future Sherwood Pictures films ''Film/{{Fireproof}}'' and ''Film/{{Courageous}}'').



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* PutMeInCoachPutMeInCoach: During the film; David Childers is generally used in spot duty kicking short field goals. Then the regular kicker gets hurt in the championship game; forcing Shiloh to invoke this trope.


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* UnnecessaryRoughness: During the championship game; the Giants commit a ''very'' blatant roughing the kicker penalty that results in Shiloh's regular kicker forced to miss the rest of the game with an injury; resulting in David Childers being used as kicker the rest of the way.


[[{{Reconstruction}} The "moral substitute" for the clichéd sports-movie storyline we all know by heart.]] It follows the life of down-and-out football coach Grant Taylor as he manages to coach his tiny, apathetic high school football team to an incredible season.

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TheMoralSubstitute [[{{Reconstruction}} The "moral substitute" for the clichéd sports-movie storyline we all know by heart.]] It follows the life of down-and-out football coach Grant Taylor as he manages to coach his tiny, apathetic high school football team to an incredible season.



* DeusExMachina:

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* DeusExMachina:DeusExMachina: [[JustifiedTrope Justified,]] for...[[AuthorTract obvious reasons.]]



* LawOfInverseFertility: [[spoiler: [[HeelFaithTurn But once Grant]] [[SubvertedTrope turns to the lord...]]]]

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* LawOfInverseFertility: [[spoiler: Grant and his wife have constantly tried to get a child, to no avail. [[HeelFaithTurn But once Grant]] [[SubvertedTrope turns to the lord...]]]]

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Made by Sherwood Pictures, the studio that would later make ''Film/{{Fireproof}}'' and ''Film/{{Courageous}}''.


The "moral substitute" for the clichéd sports movie. It follows the life of down-and-out football coach Grant Taylor as he manages to coach his tiny, apathetic high school football team to an incredible season.

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[[{{Reconstruction}} The "moral substitute" for the clichéd sports movie. sports-movie storyline we all know by heart.]] It follows the life of down-and-out football coach Grant Taylor as he manages to coach his tiny, apathetic high school football team to an incredible season.

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* ArcWords: "Win or lose...we give God the glory."


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* {{Reconstruction}}: Of sorts, for the super-clichéd "Little Team Of Failures Becomes Motivated Team Of Champions" storyline for sports films in general, and football films in particular. The goods are delivered--but here, the motivation come from newfound faith, in Kierkegaard-esque fashion.


* ObviouslyEvil: The coach of the final team fought is an arrogant FatBastard who brags about their previous victories and compares the Giants to ducks nipping at their heels. [[SarcasmMode What a sportsman]].

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* ObviouslyEvil: The coach of the final team fought is an arrogant FatBastard who brags about their previous victories and compares the Giants Eagles to ducks dogs nipping at their heels. [[SarcasmMode What a sportsman]].


* DyeingForYourArt: The actor playing the black coach shaved his head for the scene where baldness is discussed.

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