Crackerjack Halfback (Halfback Attack)

Freddie Chase is a good football player with one major flaw: He’s afraid to tackle. He tries hard to cover up his fear, but soon Coach Sears and the other Sandpipers know all about it. The team is fighting to finish the season at the top of the league, but how can they hope to …

Football Fugitive

When a friend stops writing, there’s trouble brewing… Larry would give anything to have his father spend just one afternoon at the football field instead of in his law office. He takes some consolation in the letters he receives from his football hero, Yancey Foote. But then the letters stop coming. When Larry learns why, …

The Team That Couldn’t Lose

When inexperienced Phil Wayne takes over as coach of the Cayugans, Chip Chase figures that they’re in for a losing season. But Phil surprises everyone by teaching the team a fantastic new play every week–plays that help them win game after game. Then Phil admits to the boys that each week one play is mailed …

Tight End

Someone’s making threatening phone calls to Jim. Jim’s family is having a difficult time readjusting to normal life now that his father is out of prison. Football practice is the only time when Jim can forget his troubles. But even that turns sour when someone starts making anonymous phone calls suggesting Jim isn’t welcome on …

Touchdown for Tommy

Is football Tommy’s key to a new home? Football isn’t just Tommy’s favorite sport—he also thinks that it’s the key to a good home. The recently orphaned Tommy is delighted to discover that his foster father, Mr. Powell, coaches Midget League football. By playing well, Tommy hopes that he will make Mr. Powell want to …

Tough to Tackle

NO one trusts a quitter… More than anything Boots Raymond wants to be a quarterback for the Apollos. But because of his size, the coach assigns him to a tackle position—and there’s no arguing with the coach. Boots rebels and almost quits the team. It seems that nothing can change his mind, but his brother …

Football Nightmare

Keith Stedman dropped the game-winning, undefeated-record-making pass that would have made him a hero instead of a loser. Still haunted by his gaffe, he’s considering quitting football for good. His friends and family convince him to stick with it, but his troubles are far from over. Another player seems determined to do everything he can …

On the Field With… Terrell Davis

Superstar running back Terrell Davis helped his team, the Denver Broncos, to two consecutive Super Bowl titles, first in 1998, then again in 1999. He holds multiple records, including those for postseason rushing average, consecutive 100-yard rushing games average. A unanimous Pro Bowl selection for 1999 – his third straight year of playing in that …

The Greatest Sports Team Rivalries

Competition is the name of the game in sports. But without a doubt, the fiercest battles are fought when longtime rivals come face to face. Here are in-depth looks at five such legendary rivalries: