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Soccer Duel


by Matt Christopher

Renny and Bryce play on opposite soccer teams battling for the championship. Until recently the soft-spoken but talented Renny warmed the bench while another player took the field. But now that player’s out with an injury and Renny’s been given the chance to show what he can do. And no one is more surprised at Renny’s playing ability than his opponent, the hot-dogging, one-man team, Bryce. Bryce was sure Renny would be pushover, but Renny, who had admired Bryce’s showmanship, proves that solid teamwork is often hard to beat. And in the end, both boys come off the field a little wiser.