Season Premiere Tuesday, January 31 at 10 PM ET/PT on Esquire Network
Returning to Western Pennsylvania for a sophomore season, “Friday Night Tykes: Steel Country” will continue showcasing the compelling in-depth stories of these small American towns with big rivalries. The 8-episode, hour-long series reveals these working class communities connecting culturally, socially and emotionally through youth football. Formerly the backbone of industrial America, these struggling towns maintain pride, dedication and perseverance to shine through the shutdown steel mills. Once home to NFL players such as Joe Namath, Johnny Unitas, Joe Montana, Mike Ditka, Tony Dorsett, and Darrelle Revis, these coaches, parents and fans rally around the tykes in support of their future.
Esquire Network unveils a subculture where youth football isn’t just a game – it’s tradition, hope and a way of life. Using football as the backdrop, cameras expose the extreme, and often misunderstood, passion of youth sports and the complex interpersonal relationships between the parents, coaches, and children. In Western Pennsylvania football is life.