Out of the Tunnel
From the Series The Red Zone
In Troy, Ohio, there’s Trojan football and then there’s everything else. It’s been that way as long as anyone can remember. But it’s been more than a decade since Troy took home the state title. This season, they finally have a chance to end the drought.
Brian Norwood is the son of a Trojan football legend. His father starred on the last championship team—an undefeated team. And it seems like every sacred Trojan tradition began with his dad. Now Brian is the starting tight end—a member of the team’s inner circle. He’s finally living up to his father’s expectations. But being one of Troy’s privileged few is not at all what Brian expected.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Darby Creek ™|
|Number of Pages||104|
|Reading Counts! Level||4.5|
“These books can be effortlessly advertised to boys reading below grade level who still maintain an interest in contemporary topics. This series will be an easy selection to stock on school shelves.” —VOYA
“With the kickoff of the Red Zone series… Jones shows that the cult of blind jock worship is still alive and well, but it’s also being challenged by independent-minded student athletes.” —Publishers Weekly
Author: Patrick Jones
Patrick Jones lives in Minneapolis and is the author of many novels including the Support and Defend series. A former librarian, Jones received lifetime achievement awards from the American Library Association and the Catholic Library Association.