Factual error: Right after Lance gets hurt and Mox replaces him Mox's first play is a 40 yard pass for a first down after which everyone starts yelling he needs to stop the clock and the camera shows the clock moving. The problem is that in high school football the clock stops on first downs while they reset the chains so the clock should have stopped running until the first down markers were moved and the ref set the ball.
Continuity mistake: In the beginning when Mox comes downstairs and is talking to his father at the breakfast table his Father has his tie over his shoulder, then the little brother comes in the room and knocks the tie off his shoulder, then the camera goes back and forth and the tie is on shoulder, then off the shoulder.
Continuity mistake: When Billy Bob is holding a camera when tweeter is about to hit the guy from the class of 1980, if you look towards the right, you see that Coke and Sprite cans are on opposite sides of the table. After the guy from the class of 1980 gets hit and the camera goes back to Billy Bob, you see that both of the cans are together and are on the other side of the table.
Continuity mistake: In the shots at the beginning when driving to school Lance and Tweeder switch positions many times. First Lance is in the rear driver's side corner and Tweeder is in the front passenger's side corner. Then Lance is in the same corner and Tweeder is in the rear passenger's side corner. Then in the final shot Tweeder and Lance have switched corners.
Revealing mistake: In the game where Moxon has the 40-yard Scramble (against the Broncos) Tweeder seems to teleport around the field. He starts out on the far side (waving his hands), then has a block on the far side (as witnessed by the close yard marker), the scene cuts and he's on the near side of the field blocking (Moxon runs behind him), then he's on the far side (as Moxon gets up from diving Tweeder is behind him). Some fancy editing going on there.
Add timeJoel Gordon
Continuity mistake: In the game after Billy Bob passes out, the defense stops the opposing team and lance runs out onto the field. Billy Bob is already in the huddle. The next cut shows Coach Kilmer telling Billy Bob, who is on the bench taking oxygen, that he "needs him for one more series."
Continuity mistake: When Darcey reaches in the cabinet to get the Sundea glasses she clearly has on flip flops. After going into the kitchen to put on her "whipped cream outfit" she comes out and in the reflection of the gun case where Mox is looking, if you look down at her shoes as she is coming out, she has on tennis shoes - you see her laces from the shoes flopping around as she walks.
Continuity mistake: In the last game against Gilroy, on the 16 yard pass to Tweeter, before Mox snaps the ball, you see the clock in the background counting down, 7:03, 7:02....etc. After the pass is completed, when Mox is coming to the line calling the next play, the clock in the background shows the clock at 6:55, 6:54...etc. Two pass plays later he hits Tweeter again for the touchdown and after all the celebrating, it shows the scoreboard with the time of 7:07 again.
Factual error: Right after Tweeder scores the first TD in the second half against Gilroy, it shows one of the Gilroy players on the bench take off his helmet while on the field and throw it down. This should be an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty as well as a too many men on the field penalty against them.
Continuity mistake: When Jon Moxon is sitting on the bench during the Bingville game, reading the novel inside the playbook, the player standing in front of him (wearing a white baseball cap) is named Symonds, and is wearing the number 68. During the halftime of the Gilroy game, right after Moxon rallys the team with his speech in the locker room, Symonds is now wearing the number 9 (he jumps right in front of Moxon). When the players return to the field after the locker room rally to start the second half against Gilroy, during the opening kickoff, Symonds is again wearing the number 68.
Continuity mistake: In the first game Lance completes a pass to Tweeder down near the goal line (the ref waves his hands above his head which means completed pass and runs to mark the spot). The next play Lance passes the ball straight out into the flat to the running back, but it's at the 30 yard line.
Continuity mistake: During the game, when Lance gets injured, Mox has to throw the ball to stop the clock. You can hear the announcer say "the clock's still running, the clock's still running" Later in the film where Mox has to stop the clock again, you hear the same announcer say the exact same thing but in a complete sentence, meaning they used a portion of the sentence for earlier in the film.
Continuity mistake: On Moxon's first play they start on their 25 yard line (huddled on the 15 and went 10 yards when the huddle broke). The announcer says he throws a 40 yard pass, which would put the catch on the 35 yard line. When Tweeder caught it he only got about five yards running, so when it couldn't have been on the 16, where Tweeder got up, or like the scoreboard said a second later.