As Connie Brooks gets ready for her day, and picks out a dress, she talks with Mrs Davis. At the movies the night before, Mrs Davis saw Stretch at the movies with Harriot Conklin.
Before school the two best friends, Walter and Stretch, come over for breakfast. Such inseparable friends, nothing could come between them, right? What will Walter feel about having Stretch going out with his long time girlfriend Harriot?
Stretch shows off how good a driver he is during the drive to school. Things could get troublesome when the gang stop to pick up harriot Conklin. Walter hasn’t yet been told that she has been seen out on the town with his best buddy. Once Walter makes the connection, he won’t stand for being made a fool of, and he demands satisfaction from Stretch. The two of them are to face off after school. Connie offers a solution. Since the challenge went to Stretch, he has the choice of weapons. She suggests a battle where no one will get hurt, a battle of wits.
By lunch time, the word about the grudge match has spread like wildfire through the school. Connie appeals to Harriot to do what she can to diffuse the situation, but she is enjoying the attention too much. Would Mr Boynton be so romantic as to fight for the hand of Connie? Boynton has skipped having his usual lunch with Miss Brooks so he can enjoy a meal with his pet frog, MacDugal. Connie wants Boynton to stop the fight, but he has actually arranged for the two friends to duke it out with boxing gloves. He feels the release of teenage energy will do the boys good.
Connie trries to see what Boynton would do if he saw her out with another man, but he is too logical for her. His sense of humor rubs Miss Brooks the wrong way so she goes to Mr Conklin with her troubles, and wants him to intervene with the upcoming fight.
Conklin has never been impressed with Walter, and actually seems to like the idea of Stretch dating his daughter, in fact he’s so moved that he volunteers to referee the fight. After school, Conklin runs the show as referee, while Connie is the ring girl to count down the bouts, and to give the play by play. Walter waits for the blows to fall, but Stretch isn’t mad at his little friend, and no punches are thrown. The second round begins, and the two friends have second thoughts. Taking wild swings with eyes firmly shut, Walter lands one, and the match is over. Did Stretch take a fall? The only person hitting the mat is Conklin when he sees who won the fight for his daughters hand.