Item description for Fourth And Long (Game On!) by Stephen D. Smith & Lise Caldwell...
Overview Alex Rogers was convinced he was a natural to make the junior high football team. So when he doesn?t make the cut, his world begins to fall apart. At first he wonders how the coach could cut him for the lesser players who made the team. Then he begins to doubt his own abilities and second-guess himself off the field as well. Can Alex learn to cope with his disappointment and learn from this experience, or will his wounded pride simply make him bitter? For ages 8-12. 128 pages.
Alex thought he was a natural for the football team. When the coach cuts him, he begins to doubt his own abilities and second-guess himself off the field as well. Can Alex learn to cope with disappointment and learn from it, or will wounded pride only make him bitter?
Exciting sports, intense competition, inspiring stories . . . Game On is a sports fiction series that presents true-to-life stories of young athletes who must overcome obstacles on and off the field. The characters aren't always the best athletes, but they aren't always underdogs either. As these athletes work through intense personal struggles, how will their faith change them--and impact others?
Community Description On the surface, Luke McCoy is the all-American surfer boy. At thirteen, he's not far from being a sponsored junior pro suffer. But on the inside, Luke is awkward and insecure, striving to please parents who are more concerned with their own lives than with their son's. Enter Jamie Scott, every junior high boy's dream and Luke's nightmare. Luke prides himself on his unbeatable surfing prowess until Jamie shows him up on the pipeline. Luke's wounded ego and grudge Jamie lead to serious trouble. This book deals with selfrespect, acceptance, and humility.
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Studio: Standard Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.08" Width: 5.48" Height: 0.31" Weight: 0.31 lbs.
Release Date May 2, 2005
Publisher Standard Publishing Company
Grade Level Middle School
Series Game On
ISBN 0784714711 ISBN13 9780784714713 UPC 707529421421
Reviews - What do customers think about Fourth And Long (Game On!)?
Football but not just for boys. Jul 31, 2005
Almost a year has passed after Alex Rogers father passed away. School is about to begin and he and his friends are all going to try out for football. His attitude changes after he finds out if he does or doesnt make the team. He thinks that he doesnt need God to help him. In a way he forgets about God. Turns his back on him. On his first birthday without his dad, he has a football game. After his mom gives his fathers lucky coin from football a few days before to his sister, she gives him the coin a few moments before the game. After the game and the fun ends, his mother gives him a tape. He unwraps and in there is a tape of his Dad before he goes through the real signs of cancer.
I thought it was a book that showed that you shouldn't forget about those who have passed. And that you can always go to God about them.