The 80-Yard Run: A Twenty-Week, Coast-to-Coast Quest for the Heart of High School Football

The 80-Yard Run: A Twenty-Week, Coast-to-Coast Quest for the Heart of High School Football

by Theron Hopkins
     
 

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Over the course of a single football season, author Theron Hopkins travels from summer practice to a row of state championships, culminating in the Texas 5A state title game in San Antonio’s Alamodome. On the way, he discovers a world wreathed with Friday night lights that offers a miraculous spectacle of hope and drama in such far-flung locales as Hillsborough,

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Over the course of a single football season, author Theron Hopkins travels from summer practice to a row of state championships, culminating in the Texas 5A state title game in San Antonio’s Alamodome. On the way, he discovers a world wreathed with Friday night lights that offers a miraculous spectacle of hope and drama in such far-flung locales as Hillsborough, North Carolina, Valentine, Nebraska, and Sutter, California. He also finds that the blinding halogen glare is only a part—and maybe not even the best part—of what makes high school football so irresistible and so important to the people who watch it, coach it, and play it.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781628731262
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
09/17/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,051,070
File size:
638 KB

Meet the Author

Theron Hopkins is a high school English teacher in Colusa, California. This is his first book.

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