Coaches watch lots of film; what do they like the most?


Each week this fall the Shreveport Bossier Journal will feature a question we ask all the local high school football coaches, and their answers will run each Wednesday.

This week’s question:

What are your favorite sports movies and why?

Austin Brown, Northwood High School

“Tombstone; Step Brothers; anything by Denzel Washington.”

Justin Scogin, Airline High School

“The Program — Highlighted the real issues with sports; Hoosiers — Inspirational and inspiring; The Natural — Overcoming obstacles.”

Jason Brotherton, Haughton High School

“Remember the Titans — I’ve watched it 100 times with my kids; The Blind Side — As a coach, you know kids that grow up like Michael Oher; Hoosiers — I love Hoosiers partly because it takes me back to my childhood. I think I was about 10 when it came out. I love the small town success story and who doesn’t love a good underdog story?”

Jesse Esters III, Southwood High School

“Remember the Titans; The Program; Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.” 

Stephen Dennis, Huntington High School 

“Friday Night Lights –That’s just a good movie; The Waterboy — Captain Insano shows no mercy; The Program — It’s rated R, but it’s good.” 

Mike Greene, Loyola College Prep

“Longest Yard — I like the old one with Burt Reynolds better; Brian’s Song — I loved that one, but I’m starting to tell my age now; Sandlot — That was a great movie. I loved that one.”

Chadwick Lewis, Green Oaks High School

“Remember the Titans; Glory Road; and Friday Night Lights. All of those because of how they overcame adversity to be a successful team.”

Reynolds Moore, Benton High School

“Field of Dreams; Remember the Titans; The Natural.”

Coy Brotherton, Parkway High School

“For Love of the Game; Rudy; Blind Side.”

Clint Walker, Plain Dealing

“Rudy — Root for the underdog; Blind Side — Some people just need a little help; Moneyball — Sometimes it’s good to be an outlier.”