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Remember the Titans


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Before they could win, they had to become one—

In Virginia, high school football is a way of life, an institution revered, each game celebrated more lavishly than Christmas, each playoff distinguished more grandly than any national holiday. And with such recognition, comes powerful emotions. In 1971 high school football was everything to the people of Alexandria, but when the local school board is forced to integrate an all black school with an all white school, the very foundation of football’s great tradition is put to the test.