Dallas Carter High school star Jessie Armstead arrives at the World Premiere of #WhatCarterLost. – at Texas Theatre
The 1988 Carter High School football team's 30 for 30 documentary will hit ESPN just in time for football season.
According to director Adam Hootnick, his film, What Carter Lost, will premiere at the Texas Theatre on Aug. 16, and then air on ESPN on Aug. 24.
An ESPN spokeswoman confirmed the date. It's the next 30 for 30 on the list after this week's film on soccer player George Best, which airs Thursday.
An experienced documentary film director, Hootnick's other projects include Son of Congo on now-Toronto Raptors power forward Serge Ibaka, and Judging Jewell a 30 for 30 Short on Richard Jewell, a security guard who was in the midst of the fray during the Atlanta Olympic bombing.
Hootnick began filming What Carter Lost last year.
The 1988 Carter High team is well-known for beating the the Odessa Permian team immortalized in Friday Night Lights in the state semifinals en route to a state championship. After the state championship, six football players were later convicted as some of the 15 Carter teenagers who participated in a string of 21 robberies. Some of the players were sent to prison. Their title was later stripped after a long legal battle eventually ended with a determination that one of Carter's star players, Gary Edwards, had violated Texas' no-pass, no-play law.
A theatrical movie on the subject, Carter High, came out in 2015.