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This documentary series takes us to just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Formerly a prosperous community, the steel mills are long gone. There are few jobs now but the love of football remains an integral part of the culture here. As the home of football greats like Joe Montana, Mike Ditka, Joe Namath and Johnny Unitas, Western Pennsylvania is a natural choice for a television show about a Youth Football League. Each of these Friday Night Tykes aspire to be as good at football as their idols, maybe even better.

The Mighty Mite division consists of ten and eleven year old aspiring football heroes who live, breath and sleep football. It connects the neighboring communities while also dividing them with competitive spirit. Whole families rally around the team and gather to cheer them on at every game.

The coaches and parents of the miniature future legends, though sometimes over zealous in their encouragement to win, try to make the best decisions for the kids they are in charge of. This series is definitely about more than just football, it's about doing your best in every situation. The lessons learned on the football field can stay with these young heroes for all their lives.

Tuesday 10:00 PM et/pt on Esquire Network
1 Season, 20 Episodes
March 22, 2016
Reality
7.7/10
Cast: Morgan Spector
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Friday Night Tykes: Steel Country Full Episode Guide

  • A champion is crowned in Beaver County; Central Valley takes on Aliquippa; a former president visits.

  • Four teams compete for the championship; Central Valley wants to avenge their only loss; Aliquippa dedicates their season to a fallen coach.

  • The playoffs begin; Sto-Rox holds it together in a critical game; Beaver Falls and Blackhawk match up in the quarter finals; a player makes a triumphant return.

  • With an intriguing offer from rival Central Valley, and parents calling for his head, Monaca coach Ricky Suman confronts a life-changing decision.

  • The tradition of football greatness is on display in Aliquippa as the team visits hallowed ground. A father struggles to reconnect with his son and two coaches with painful pasts share their story. Central Valley takes on an undefeated opponent in an epic battle.

  • A volunteer fireman turned coach has difficulty connecting with his players; Todd Alexander loses his temper under mounting tension.

  • The Central Valley Warriors hope to rebound from their first loss in three years; the personal feud involving a coach and a parent adds to Beaver County's biggest rivalry.

  • The football season comes to an end in Beaver County as a perennial powerhouse clashes with an up and coming underdog in a championship game for the ages.

  • The pressure to win in Beaver County continues to mount as the final four teams enter the Semifinals of the BCYFL playoffs.

  • An awards banquet goes south when a disgruntled parent crosses the line, and Central Valley enters the playoffs looking to repeat as league champions.

  • A feud between a parent and coaches erupts as Blackhawk and Ambridge take the field in a win or go home playoff game.

  • Playoffs are underway in the BCYFL as youth teams from Ambridge, Blackhawk, and Alliquippa prepare to do battle in their first round match ups.

  • A town that's lost nearly everything rallies behind the one thing it has left, its youth football team. Meanwhile, the Blackhawk Li'l Cougars face a difficult test.

  • Aliquippa and Ambridge, two towns separated by only a bridge, bring a long history of bad blood and spirited competition to the youth football field.

  • Monaca Head Coach Ricky Suman makes a controversial move to add more players to his roster, and a battle of unbeaten teams results in a serious injury on the field.

  • With a history of violence, additional security is needed for a youth football game as rival towns Aliquippa and Beaver Falls meet in a grudge match.

  • A call to replace Head Coach Ricky Suman leads to an ugly incident at a Monaca parent's meeting. And two unbeaten powerhouses in Ambridge and Central Valley square off for the first time, while Aliquippa looks to rebound from an early loss.

  • The Monaca Lil' Indians deal with an equipment robbery as they work to have a successful season; the Ambridge head coach returns to the team following his suspension for an altercation with a parent.

  • A new season of gridiron action begins in western Pennsylvania as 15 teams square off in the Beaver County Youth Football League.

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