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

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

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Baseball can be many things to people, and its place in their lives evolves through the years. It’s a game to be played, a connection between generations, an icebreaker between strangers, and, most significantly, a memory link to childhood. These 20 essays—17 originals and 3 classics—explore the ways in which the game has impacted the authors’ lives. Elizabeth Bobrick was a depressed, self-doubting grad student in a shaky marriage when she began following the 1979 Baltimore Orioles, inspired in part by the wonderful sports writing of Terry Pluto in the Baltimore Evening Sun. She saw her life and herself in a new, better context. Christopher Buckley recounts his spotty history with baseball mitt ownership, and Frank Deford shares a few thoughts on the significance of baseball caps. Roger Angell waxes poetic on the ball itself. Susan Perabo weighs in on the ignominy of being relegated to right field both in baseball and occasionally in life. An outstanding collection to be treasured by fans of baseball and personal essays. --Wes Lukowsky

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