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Maddox, Jake

Summary: Nolan is the highly skilled punter of his school team, but he is less sure about taking over another position when their quarterback goes down--especially since he is also running for class president, and his competition for election is Tony, a linebacker on the team who is constantly belittling punters.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2018

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Green, Tim

Summary: "When Ryan learns his estranged father left him the Dallas Cowboys in his will, it is all Ryan can do to keep his dad's other son from snatching the team away"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION GRE

Henning, Sarah

Summary: "When high school junior Liv Rodriquez is kicked off her private school's softball team and loses her scholarship she must join her new school's football team to prove she can be a team player, all while falling for the star quarterback"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Poppy, Little, Brown and Company 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC HEN

Green, Tim

Summary: Troy, a sixth-grader with an unusual gift for predicting football plays before they occur, attempts to use his ability to help his favorite team, the Atlanta Falcons, but he must first prove himself to the coach and players.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2007

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC GRE

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION Gre

Peschke, M. (Marci)

Summary: Kylie Jean Carter has been waiting for three years to become a Little Dazzler--a junior cheerleader for the high school's Dancing Dazzlers--so she can cheer for her brother's high school football team.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books 2012

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED PES

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC PES

Lupica, Mike

Summary: In Los Angeles, twelve-year-old Charlie's skill at fantasy football gains the attention of both the local media and the owner of a professional football team.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC LUP

Patterson, James

Summary: Rafe Khatchadorian's new year at middle school is starting to look depressingly like the old one, except that art class is going well--and when he joins the flag-football team and demonstrates some talent as a running-back, he discovers a way of dealing with his bullying nemesis and teammate, Miller the Killer.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC PAT

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION PAT

Masterson, Hoss

Summary: Bobby Longbeak is the flashy wide receiver for the Wild Turkeys, but now his antics have cost his team two games--so after some sage advise from retired receiver Ocho Uno, this turkey resolves to turn over a new wing, and concentrate on teamwork.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2017

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE MAS

Murdock, Catherine Gilbert.

Summary: After spending her summer running the family farm and training the quarterback for her school's rival football team, sixteen-year-old D.J. decides to go out for the sport herself, not anticipating the reactions of those around her.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2006

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC Mur

Maddox, Jake

Summary: Jasper quit his school football team after blowing a big play, which is giving him a lot of time to get into trouble with his friends--but when he is allowed to rejoin the team rather than face detention he finds that everybody is mad at him: his teammates because he quit, and his friends because he is avoiding punishment.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2015

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC MAD

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1 available in Juvenile- Series, Call number: J Fiction Maddox 2015

Lewis, Marjorie Herrera

Summary: "In Marjorie Herrera Lewis's debut historical novel the inspiring true story of high school teacher Tylene Wilson--a woman who surprises everyone as she breaks with tradition to become the first high school football coach in Texas--comes to life. Football is the heartbeat of Brownwood, Texas. Every Friday night for as long as assistant principal Tylene Wilson can remember, the entire town has...

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Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC LEW

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LEW

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FICTION LEW

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Lewis 2018

Payton, Belle

Summary: While Alex plans to run for class president, Ava's desire to play football stirs up controversy.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Spotlight 2014

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1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC PAY

Kreie, Chris

Summary: After failing to make the soccer team, high school senior Riley joins the football team with her whole town's support but she needs to learn new skills quickly to succeed.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Darby Creek 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC KRE

Lupica, Mike.

Summary: When the coach's son, Shawn O'Brien, is chosen to play quarterback, eleven-year-old Ben McBain is not surprised--but when he tries to be a good teammate and help the inconsistent Shawn, he is startled to learn that his new friend does not really want the position.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC LUP

Lupica, Mike.

Summary: Eighth-grade star quarterback Nate Brodie's family is feeling the stress of the troubled economy, and Nate is frantic because his best friend Abby is going blind, so when he gets a chance to win a million dollars if he can complete a pass during the halftime of a New England Patriot's game, he is nearly overwhelmed by the pressure to succeed.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC LUP

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC LUP

Lupica, Mike.

Summary: Small but fast twelve-year-old Will Tyler, an avid football player in the down-and-out town of Forbes, Pennsylvania, takes matters into his own hands to try and finance the city's football team, giving the whole community hope in the process.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC LUP

McCarty, Peter

Summary: "Bobby and his friends wait all day for school to end and for their chance to play outdoors in the fall weather. Flying leaves, swirling colors, and crisp air make the perfect setting for a game of football with Sparky the dog. The kids are surprised by how quickly it gets dark, and even more surprised when it begins to snow. But there's no need to worry--the chilly nights ahead will mean...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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Shusterman, Neal

Summary: After an especially rough tackle on the football field, Ash thinks he might be suffering some permanent damage, because suddenly stop signs are blue and always have been. After the second universe-altering hit, he drives a Beemer instead of a Dodge, and a pair of interdimensional twins promises him answers. The more universes he visits, the more Ash has to face perspectives he never thought to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Quill Tree Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC SHU

Maddox, Jake

Summary: Gus Blackburn daydreams of being a hero wide receiver on his school's football team, but he is not naturally athletic or fast, so he spends most of his time on the bench--until his father points out that most dreams actually take hard work before they can come true.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 MAD

Grisham, John.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2003

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC GRI

Grisham, John.

Summary: Presents a novel about high school football in a small Texas town, a place in which football has become a religion.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2003

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC Grisham

Grisham, John.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2003

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FICTION Grisham

Feinstein, John

Summary: When best friends Tom and Jason leave New York City for an elite, sports-focused boarding school in Virginia to play football, they find some coaches and teammates to be steeped in racism.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC FEI

Stovall, Jim.

Summary: "Welcome to the Friday night lights of Harry S. Truman High School football stadium. Coach knows the roller-coaster ride of a high school football season better than anyone. But this season is different than any he has experienced in all his years of coaching. It is one of life-changing suspense and gripping lessons in the value of humanity"--P. [4] of cover.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sound Wisdom 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Stovall 2015

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