Last season, thirteen-year-old Cal Kelliher was the star quarterback of the middle school football team. The only seventh grader in a starting line-up of eight graders, he spent the year playing ball and hanging out with the older boys. Now everything's changed. The eighth graders are freshmen, too wrapped up in high school to bother with Cal anymore. His teammates, used to be ignored by him, don't give him the time of day either. When a popular player challenges him for the quarterback position and the new head coach questions his attitude, Cal feels like he's being blitzed from all sides. Will he find a way to survive the mounting pressure, or will he get sacked?
Matt Christopher is the best selling name behind more than 100 sports-themed books for young readers.