I think the kids were portrayed in a less positive light than was the circumstances. In Reel Life: On the first day of school, there are protesters outside the high school. The 1971 Titans were expected to win a championship. Buckley -- Nonfiction -- Grades 4 and up; Quarterbacks! He pushed everyone very hard. In the situation of the Titans, not only was the goal of winning a uniting factor, but Coach Boone designed the training camp so that it was extremely rigorous and that all the players would have to work together in order to avoid very unpleasant consequences such as three times a day practices.
If the team was a winner, the coach was a revered and powerful man. But there is no agreed upon ritual or occasion for a rite of passage from adolescence to maturity. As a captain, Bertier, along with friend and teammate defensive end Julius Campbell, supported their teammates through this time of struggle. When Boone was tapped for the head coaching job, Yoast looked for coaching positions elsewhere and tore up the petitions the boys had circulated to protest Coach Boone's elevation. In Real Life: Before coming to T. Only later did Boone learn that the school board never intended him to succeed. However, from everything that we have read or heard, none of these divisive factors were as serious as race.
Williams' record for the 1990 - 2000 period was 30 wins, 70 losses. Williams in 1973 and played for Ferrum Junior College after high school. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. Boone makes them switch around, with the offense on one bus, defense on the other, integrating the buses. In addition, in the mid-1980s, long after Coach Boone had retired, drug use was rampant on the team. While most of the film is historically accurate, there are certain aspects of Bertier's portrayal that are not completely factual.
Just about any high school coach in a community that was obsessed with football would be replaced after a very short time if he wasn't a winner. Football In Reel Life: On the bus going to Gettysburg, Boone gives the coaches their playbooks. Williams on the first day of school? He's tackled from behind by Julius, and fumbles. By being on the team he was promising that he would work hard for the benefit of the team, which included the black players for whom he was supposed to block. He lost control of his car on a snowy road. These help people to celebrate and adjust to the rights and duties of their new situation in life.
How does a coach teach? Williams went on to win the state championship that season under Coach Herman Boone, played by Denzel Washington in the movie. In Real Life: Pure fiction. Of the coaches in the city who could do the job, Yoast had been working there the longest. In Reel Life: Boone makes the team get up at 3 a. She refuses to shake Julius' hand, and Gerry and Emma break up early in the season because of her attitude. He says that Coach Yoast has been nominated to the Virginia High School Hall of Fame.
An organization by that name does exist today. Their opponents didn't appreciate the fact that the Titans had an advantage in having only seniors and juniors at the school. This part of the film is true. He had played with them, and he related with them. In Real Life: Sheryl was one of four children, and lived with her mother.
In Real Life: Lastik was born and raised in Alexandria, and, according to Boone, Lastik was a bridge. Is the story of the Titans unusual for what occurred in the South during the time of the Civil Rights Movement from 1954 on? Coach Yoast more than complied with these obligations. She goes over to his house to watch game films and becomes friends with his daughter. Some of the concepts to be discussed in a good discussion of this question are that the rite of passage is not universally recognized and only affects those involved in sports. Suggested Response: According to the film, he wanted to make sure that the white students that he had coached, in some cases since junior high school, were treated fairly. Williams Titans to the undefeated season chronicled in the film. In 1970 Bill Yoast was head coach at the all-white and affluent Hammond High.
The name of Bertier's girlfriend and Bertier and Campbell's relationship, for example, were misrepresented. Yoast's decision to swallow his pride and work as Boone's assistant was motivated by Yoast's deep affection for the boys he had trained for years and his initial fear that Boone would not treat white players fairly. In 1971 there were race riots in several U. Coach Yoast sends Pete in to replace him at linebacker. In Real Life: In the championship game, the Titans faced Andrew Lewis High School at Victory Stadium in Roanoke. It was the honorable and ethical thing to do. He knew everything, and as we stood there in that cemetery, we listened to him paint the picture of the thousands of young men who just fell dead.
A shooting had raised tensions to the boiling point in Alexandria. After the conclusion of the 1971 season, Bertier was involved in an automobile accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Then, the players start a petition to get him named head coach, and he reconsiders. For Coach Boone, the first black head coach of an integrated team representing the best players in the entire city, this pressure was extreme. This did not happen in real life. The team didn't leave for camp until six days later, on Aug. They don't have to worry about race.