McFarland, USA

Inciting Event: White gets fired from the football staff at the McFarland school.

First Plot Point: White starts a cross-country team.

First Pinch Point: The team loses its first race.

Midpoint: White saves his star runners from jumping off a bridge.

Second Pinch Point: Two of White’s runners are pulled from the team by their father so they can spend more time picking in the fields.

Third Plot Point: White’s daughter witnesses a stabbing down the street from their house.

Climax: White’s team competes in the state finals.

Climactic Moment: The team wins state.

Resolution: Epilogue explaining what happened to White and his runners.

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