Running plays, making big hits,
workouts, routines, football team captain…
now with agonizing brain distress.
Football saved Isaiah when the alternative was reform school. But it can’t bring back his dead sister or his easy relationship with Grace or his swagger on the field, knowing that any tackle could bring another concussion that puts him lights-out for good.
But if Isaiah stops playing football, what’s left for him?
If he doesn’t, will he have any future to work for?
His divorced parents are sure he’ll go to college in their small Minnesota town…but other college scouts have seen his hard-hitting defensive play and want to talk.
Odd-jobs guy Joey says journaling will help the high school senior process his past problems and present dilemmas…can it make the headaches and screeching sounds in his head go away?
Grandma Gin tells him to stay away from Grace who’s finally getting her act together…but how can he?
Happy book birthday to Cracking the Bell , as Isaiah tries to hide his symptoms from Coach even while he knows that the decision to keep playing is all on him.
One hit can knock out a player forever – youth football, yes or no?