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#1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica tackles football!

Will Tyler can fly on a football field. He may not be the biggest running back around, but no one can touch him when it comes to hitting the hole and finding the end zone. And no one can match his love of the game. When Will has a football in hand, he may as well be flying for real because life can't touch him - his dad isn't so defeated, his town isn't so poor, and everyone has something to cheer for. All of which does him no good if the football season is canceled. With no funding for things like uniforms and a cared-for playing field, with seemingly every other family moving to find jobs, there simply isn't enough money or players for a season. Unless one kid can rally an entire town and give everyone a reason to believe . . .

For fans of his bestselling novels Travel Team and Million-Dollar Throw, Mike Lupica delivers a feel-good sports story that will have readers cheering where they sit.

“There's plenty of action for sports fans, and readers will root for Will and his teammates till the very last page.” –School Library Journal

“[F]ootball fans will…respond to the detailed and exciting game action once the season gets rolling and find inspiration in Will and his teammates' tenacity.” –Publisher’s Weekly

“Will's ingenuity and loyalty are encouraging, causing readers to want to cheer him on as he makes his dream come true.” –VOYA
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published on September 20, 2011 by Philomel Books
ISBN-10: 0399250018
ISBN-13: 9780399250019
5 Book Reviews
  • noland
    nolandThursday, November 12, 2015 at 8:12 am
    can't wait to read it
    • greenbayfan12
      greenbayfan12Monday, April 13, 2015 at 4:47 pm
      Really good. The kids in this small town feel real. 'Its not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog" stays with me. Really good story. Hannah really shows that girls can play to. Which I like (i am a girl who has experienced rough times with playing in games because of that.)
      • edmodo-mgxqwamnq4
        edmodo-mgxqwamnq4Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 8:29 am
        I really liked this book, because as I was reading it made me feel like this could actually happen in any small town.
        • greenbayfan12
          greenbayfan12Monday, April 13, 2015 at 4:48 pm
          True. Just beacuse your have a small town does not mean you cant win big.
        • ehofe
          ehofeWednesday, October 15, 2014 at 9:26 am55 stars
          Great Book! I love it!