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A narrative account of the near century of high school football played in Turlock, California - including stats, rosters, photographs and interviews with former players and coaches. Starting with the first team of 15 players from the 1920 Turlock High football team all the way through to the 2014 season. Players spotlighted include former pro football players from Turlock - Bob Mitchell, Paul Larson, Jeff Winans, Jonathan Quinn, Tom Brandstater and Colin Kaepernick - along with moments in the history of Turlock connected to the football program.
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Born in Turlock, California in 1964, Richard began his writing career as a freelance writer in 1984 in Odessa, TX and gained his first fiction credit serving as the lead writer for the first two issues of the Elite Comics sci-fi/fantasy series, Seadragon. In 1991 Richard began his sports writing career at the Gallup Independent before moving on to work for the Modesto Bee, Turlock Journal, Merced Sun-Star, Tracy Press, San Mateo County Times and the San Francisco Examiner. He also served as an editor and photographer with some of the newspapers. He also wrote for several online publications. He won the 2001 California Newspaper Publishers Association award for Best Sports Story while at the Turlock Journal and a CNAE award for pagination in 2005 while serving as Sports Editor at the Merced Sun-Star. He was named a Player of the Year in 2002 by the CCMR Racing Series for his coverage of auto racing while at the Merced Sun-Star. In 2013, Richard retired as a sportswriter and decided to return to his fiction writing roots. He released two short stories - The Invited and Legacy of Death - as well as a full-length sci-fi novel, Maelstrom. In 2015, Richard completed nearly two years of research and interviews and published, From The Fields: A History of Prep Football in Turlock, California, chronically 95 years of high school football in his hometown. One month later, his first traditionally published novel, Reservations, was released by Oak Tree Press. In 2016, Richard was one of a dozen authors selected to participate in, Beyond Watson, an anthology of original Sherlock Holmes stories. Betrayals, the sequel to Reservations, is slated for release in the fall. The remaining two books in the Jack Del Rio series will follow Reservations and Betrayals in 2017 & 2018.
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Book Description Tuscany Bay Publishing, 2015. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 438 pages. 11.02x8.50x0.89 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk0692495088
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