One Great Game

One Great Game

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For more than a century, no Number 1 and Number 2 high school football team had ever met - until October 6, 2001. This is the story of two teams - Concord De La Salle, a private Catholic school in an upscale Northern California suburb, and Long Beach Poly, a proud public institution from a blue-collar SoCal seaport - striving to achieve the same goal: the all-American dream. In this supercharged account of the first-ever national high-school championship game, acclaimed sports journalist - and former Poly varsity football player - Don Wallace goes out onto the field and straight into the heart of each team. One Great Game offers a rare look at the world of young-adult sportsmanship, featuring up-close and personal interviews with the team players and their families, coaches and cheerleaders, rabid fans and sworn enemies. The result is a powerful piece of sports literature in the tradition of the classic Friday Night Lights. More than a book about football, One Great Game is an engaging cultural history about twenty-first-century American life.

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  • ISBN 13: 9780743446228
  • ISBN 10: 0743446224
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  • Language: English
  • Pages: 314
  • Size: 8.40" l x 5.30" w x 0.90" h

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