On the way to school, Walter is soaring as he thinks about how well the Madison High football team is doing. Bronco is an all star coach, and with Stretch Snodgrass, the team is unstoppable. At school, Stretch breaks the news that Bronco may not be on the team any more. Is it possible that Connie Brooks can wield any power to ensure the coach is reinstated?
Complications are added when Mr Conklin is not his usual grumpy self. Locked into his office, he fears a confrontation with the football coach, since it was him who recommended Bronco be dismissed. Connie exercises more of her popularity, when Conklin appoints her temporary football coach to keep the boys in line. Conklin has reached new depths when even the mild mannered, Mrs Davis phones in to give him a piece of her mind over having Bronco dismissed.
Mr Boynton lends a hand at practice to keep the guys fit, and plays fresh. When Stretch has to wear the coach’s jersey when his was stolen, he puts a scare into Mr Conklin. Maybe being mistaken for a tackling dummy will bring Conklin around? How did he get mistaken for a dummy anyway?