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It is September 1999, and Mortimer "Blue" Biston has just started Grade 10 at Morgansville High School. He is a great student, but was heavily criticized in Grade 9 by the teachers for not giving back to the school. Blue contemplates a great deal of what he can do to ensure that he does not receive the same complaints. One day, as he is leaving school with his best friends Paul Cars and Jimmy Newton, he spots a poster announcing football tryouts, and decides to try out for the team as a kicker, despite the protests of his friends. Even his secret admirer, and only female friend, Tiffany Norton unsuccessfully tries to talk him out of it. When it's his turn to try out, he shocks everyone by making all of his kicks. Even the coach is quite surprised because he has never seen such a performance. In his first game, Blue makes a key play on the final play of the game, and suddenly becomes a hero. Now, despite being quiet and reserved, he must handle being part of the athlete class at school, which includes dealing with his newfound popularity. This is much more than Blue had bargained for. How will Blue handle all of these challenges?