No Backing Down is the true story of the 1994 Salem High School football team. With a contentious teachers’ strike jeopardizing their season, the Witches banded together to unify a fractured community. Led by famed head coach Ken Perrone, this team of underdogs scored improbable victories in the face of adversity.
“The 1994 Salem High School football team, its coaches, and community supporters, banded together to overcome significant challenges at home, in the city, and on the field. Their story makes the case for the importance of athletics in the high school learning experience.”
– Mike Eruzione, captain of the
1980 Miracle on Ice team