By Mike Lupica, RHILOMEL Books. 2007, 180 pages
The main character is Scott, he is the smallest kid at his new school. He is crazy smart and is trying for the football team. He doesn’t play but he can kick but he doesn't tell coach. Chris, the QB of the team is Scott’s new friend and Scott takes him to the place called Parry field, which is Scott’s backyard. He is so cool to Scott and he loves football. Scott’s mom is so supportive of Scott because her husband, Scott’s dad, used to play football for Boston College. She loves Scott even when Scott is mean to her. Casey, Scott’s golden retriever, is his second best friend to Chris, he plays football with Scott when his dad is gone. Scott goes to Bloomfield South Middle School and is a straight A+ student and Chris is a straight F- student.
Scott can not decide what position to play in football but he thinks he could be water boy. The big test was coming around and if Chris didn't get a good grade on the test he can't play football. He thinks he did good but the grades come tomorrow so they wait... He nails the test and Scott and him went to practice as usual. At practice, Scott is on the punt team and try's to block Jimmy Dolan. But instead Jimmy runs around him but Scott wraps his ankles up and twists one of them. Coach gets mad at Scott and he helps Jimmy up. Scott wants to quit but Chris gets mad at him and doesn't talk to him. But anyway Scott gets ready for practice and suits up ready to go.
Scott at practice was put at corner on defense and got an interception on Chris's throw to Jeremy Sharp. Chris and Scott are now the best friends according to Chris. Scott heard Coach say that everyone will play in the next game and Scott was happy about that. Chris and Scott ran a reverse play and Scott ran for almost a touchdown but Sharp caught him and Jimmy was right behind him. Jimmy hit Scott so hard out of bounds that the ball went flying and all he could hear was his wrist exploding. Scott had a sprained wrist and can't play in the game he was going to play in. The Championship game was rainy and muddy and the Lions are up by 2 by a safety. Chris got sacked and his leg got hurt and he can't walk or run. So Scott was called to dropkick the field goal to win it. Scott makes it right threw the goal posts and the Eagles win 3-2. Scott gets hoarded by the team and Casey the dog goes to get Scott's ball. Scott's dropkick is known as "The Kick" and Chris passes all of his classes. Scott gets a call from Doug Flutie, a NFL kicker and tells him that he is proud of him and that he will see him soon.