Roughnecks by Thomas Cochran

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With the whole town watching, Travis Cody prepares for the most important football game of his life. He’ll have forty-eight minutes to prove he isn’t a quitter and to redeem himself for letting Grooms break him on the play that cost the Roughnecks an undefeated regular season. And as Travis says, football is about lining up against somebody and finding out who can and who can’t, who’s a winner and who’s a loser. It’s about facing--and defining--the truth about yourself. “A promising debut: thematically complex, strongly written.”--Kirkus Reviews
 

About Thomas Cochran

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THOMAS COCHRAN is the author of "Running the Dogs" & "Roughnecks". He lives in West Fork, Arkansas.
 
Published August 1, 1997 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 256 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books. Fiction

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Cochran's first novel puts a fresh angle on a familiar story: Rival high-school football teams square off for the state championship.

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A colorful Louisiana setting and a day-in-the-life format that details a football star's preparation for a championship game are a winning combination for this first novel. Travis Cody's life spells s

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Preparing to face his nemesis in the state football championship, a boy hopes to redeem a former loss in this ""uplifting"" book;

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A colorful Louisiana setting and a day-in-the-life format that details a football star's preparation for a championship game are a winning combination for this first novel.

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