Movie tells tale of 1988 Dallas Carter HS football team

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The 1988 Dallas Carter High School football team stormed its way to a state championship -- only to be brought down by an armed robbery scandal which sent half a dozen players to prison.

Now the sensational story is a movie that could get released sometime in 2015.

The movie trailer tells the tale of what may have been the best high school football team in Texas history.

It was a squad surrounded by drama and included legal battles over whether they'd used ineligible players. In the championship game Carter destroyed Converse Judson - only to be stripped of the title later - when the courts finally ruled against them.

In September 1989, a judge sentenced 12 Carter High students on armed robbery charges -- 11 got prison terms.

Six were football players, including All-American Derric Evans and Gary Edwards, another highly recruited player.

The judge would note that in the six months after Carter won a state championship, they'd committed more armed robberies than Bonnie and Clyde - 21 holdups in all.

Former Cowboys Pro Bowl defensive lineman Greg Ellis is executive producer on Carter High. Ellis thinks the film, with prominent actors like Charles Dutton and Vivica Fox, can be inspirational and transforming.

The movie trailer was released on Jan. 1, but the movie won't be released until later this year.

Greg and director Arthur Muhammed are hoping to get a major distributor on board. If they release the film themselves, it would likely be a fall release.