The 80-Yard Run

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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 ...

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

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Overview

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: 9781602392847
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/8/2008
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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Table of Contents


Coach the Ones You Got: Blanco High School Panthers: Blanco, Texas     1
Where They Start and Where They Finish: Warren Central High School Vikings: Vicksburg, Mississippi     21
The Big "If": Valdosta High School Wildcats: Valdosta, Georgia     37
What It's All About: Orange High School Panthers: Hillsborough, North Carolina     55
All the Little Things: Bethlehem Catholic High School Golden Hawks: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania     71
How Things Come Together: Corcoran High School Cougars: Syracuse, New York     87
On the Road: Washington High School Tigers: Massillon, Ohio     103
Practice Like You Play: Bettendorf High School Bulldogs: Bettendorf, Iowa     123
Stoke the Fire: Valentine Rural High School Badgers: Valentine, Nebraska     141
You Have to Play: Sheridan High School Broncs: Sheridan, Wyoming     157
Strap 'Em Up: Charles M. Russell High School Rustlers: Great Falls, Montana     175
The Next Play: Kamiakin High School Braves: Kennewick, Washington     191
Playing for Pride: Waldport High School Fightin' Irish: Waldport, Oregon     209
Making a Statement: Sutter Union High School Huskies: Sutter, California     227
Stay at Home: Grant High School Pacers: Sacramento, California     243
The Second Time Around: Bishop Manogue High School Miners: Reno, Nevada     263
Accept Excellence: Mountain View High School Toros: Mesa, Arizona     281
Forty-Eight Minutes for Redemption: Mayfield High School Trojans: Las Cruces, New Mexico     295
The Long Run: Fort Davis High School Indians: Fort Davis, Texas     307
Finish Strong: Katy High School Tigers: Katy, Texas     321
Acknowledgments     343
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