VIDEO: Official Trailer for Movie Inspired by De La Salle Football’s Historic 151 Game Winning Streak

August 4, 2014 10:00 am · 26 comments

It’s almost out in theaters!

The official trailer has been released for “When the Game Stands Tall”, which is the soon-to-be released movie about the De La Salle High School football team, and their historic 151 game winning streak.

The movie “centers around the true story of the De La Salle Spartans of Concord, home to perhaps the greatest dynasty in sports history. This inspirational story revolves around the high school team and its young coach Bob Ladouceur, who turned the perennial loser into a legend by launching a streak of 151 straight victories”, according to the films Director Thomas Carter II, who also directed the movie “Coach Carter”.

Others staring in the movie include Laura Dern, Michael Chiklis and Alexander Ludwig. It was filmed last year in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The movie will be released in theaters on August 22, 2014.

Film Buff August 4, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Have you ever heard of or seen the movie “Love, Concord?” it was filmed in Concord and Martinez. You can see it for free at

Anon August 4, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Can’ t film it in CA ?

Sooth Sayer August 4, 2014 at 11:02 AM

3…2…1…let the DLS haters proceed!

Darwin August 4, 2014 at 11:18 AM

I thinks it’s great. They helped put Concord on the map.. I will definately see the movie.

Don August 4, 2014 at 11:20 AM


I'm The Urban Spaceman August 4, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Louisiana offers better tax breaks than CA.

Silva August 4, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Film Buff, Wow, thanks!

Captain Bebops August 4, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Anon, costs too much to shoot in California anymore. Louisiana offers tax breaks (as does New Mexico) to shoot there.

DLS Alumni August 4, 2014 at 11:37 AM


B August 4, 2014 at 11:51 AM

It’s about as impressive as a top Olympic athlete winning the Special Olympics

Mr. Pink August 4, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Hope they did a good job with it. Looking forward to seeing it with my son, a current student at DLS.

@B August 4, 2014 at 12:59 PM

That says it all

Kerri August 4, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Spartan/Cougar Pride!!

Safety Scond August 4, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Congratulations De La Salle. You are a class act.

ANON August 4, 2014 at 2:11 PM

The fact that they get the best players from all over the bay area–I wonder if they state that in the movie…not hating–just fact..not sure how many get a free ride if they are really good & from ‘da hood………

Partial believer August 4, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Great coaching and mentoring, but *the streak should have an asterisk attached to it as should most of their *wins-against-non-private-schools-who-play-under-different-guidelines.
Yes, I’m entitled to my opinion and so are you. If you respond tell me, specifically, why I’m wrong. Waiting……….

KHLOE August 4, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Congrats Spartans! Those boys work hard year round! De La Salle is an amazing school!

Badger August 4, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Yes, you are wrong. If you think kids at different high schools all come from their own areas, you are living in a pipe dream. Plus, no one complained about DLS years ago. It was…”wait til they play Pitt, CV etc.” Then it was “wait to they play Monte Vista, SRV.” Well, look what happened.

Badger August 4, 2014 at 6:26 PM

@anon what do you mean from all over the bay area? Also, what do you mean from “da hood.”

et-al August 4, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Jealousy and hate affect only those who hold it.

Reddit August 4, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Clayton Valley people are the biggest haters of DLS because they know deep down inside. no matter what they do, they will never be 1/10th of what DLS has become.

Captain Bebops August 5, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Film Buff “Love, Concord” is also available on Hulu+ without commercials and you can watch on your big screen (if you have one).

Clayton Mom August 5, 2014 at 5:14 PM

DLS is a wonderful school, the brotherhood is real and an amazing thing to be a part of. I am so grateful that my children were able to attend that magnificent school.

Mika August 5, 2014 at 7:50 PM

If it was filmed in Louisiana, is the movie pretending to take place in Concord, or are the names and places all fictional?

lawabidingcitizen August 6, 2014 at 5:59 AM

To me, this story seems more like a feel good story than actually about DLS winning up to their 151 games.

I think i heard that they made this movie of them losing to Clayton Valley.

FormerConcordMom August 8, 2014 at 6:40 PM

WOW! Here in Oakley everyone on FREEDOM HIGH varsity football lives in the district and they are pretty damn good, imagine how GREAT they would be if they were able to RECRUIT?!? How bout’ they start a private school league and DLS plays in that league, they would probably still be undefeated but at least it would be a level playing field!

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