Football is the heartbeat of Brownwood, Texas. But the war has changed everything. Most of the Brownwood men over 18 and under 45 are off fighting. Could this mean a season without football? No one counted on assistant principal Tylene Wilson to be able to convince the school to let her take on the job of coach. When the boys rally around her, she leads the team - and the town - to a Friday night and a subsequent season they will never forget. Based on a true story, this is a powerful and vibrant novel of perseverance and personal courage. Print run 25,000.