The Question and Answer section for Friday Night Lights is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
I can't go through each character. The black players on the team are poor like Booby Miles and Ivory Christian. I recall that Brian Chavez's father had money. There are also poor white players like Mike Winchell.
The irony can be found in the fact that because of the coin toss, Coach Gaines and his team's presence in the playoffs will be determined by something he can't direct or control. The two teams will be chosen by the luck of a coin toss rather than...