By Bobbie Brown
Strawn Greyhounds. A well-oiled machine. A team everyone loves to hate. Every year they succeed. The Greyhounds are led by a very intense Coach Dewaine Lee. He doesn’t rebuild. He reloads. Every year.
And there is a story to tell. Jared Christopher, documentary specialist, wasted no time telling it. The Greyhounds were followed by a group of documentary videographers the past year. If you played Strawn, you saw them. You might think it’s another football story. And it is but it isn’t. After joining in with Coach Lee and a few other folks to watch the first three episodes of the premier in Weatherford, I found it to be enlightening and it sucked me in. I wanted to hear more about the people and players.
Players J.W. Montgomery and Blaze and his NaNa lend a voice to the story. Many of the townspeople provide explanation and commentary about how they believe the season will go. Coach Lee is... Coach Lee. Intense. Demanding. He is also funny and mischevious at times. You can see he really loves the kids and people. I laughed several times and yes, I shed a few tears. If the first three episodes are any indication, the world is about to get a good dose of tough love, a never-give-up attitude, and an iron will to not only succeed in football but also in life.
Perception is a powerful thing.
After getting just a glimpse of the emotional story to come, I expect that cracks will form in negative perceptions surrounding the Strawn Greyhounds and their beloved Coach Lee.
On Thanksgiving Day, CBS All Access will release the first three episodes of Texas 6. Every Thursday afterward, a new episode will be released until all eight episodes have run. I look forward to continuing down the path that Mr. Christopher has so artfully laid in front of us.
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