•Finalist, South Carolina Book Award 2011-2012
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Sam is 12 years old and a star player on an awesome team: the Cowboys. His teammates always pull together and play to win. Their effort pays off big-time when they beat their arch rival in a hard-fought game. But their celebration doesn’t last long. Sam makes a discovery that threatens their victory and their team spirit. Can Sam keep the Cowboys together or will his discovery destroy the team?
In 1940, Cornell University beat Dartmouth College in a hard-fought football game. But Cornell’s celebration didn’t last long; something wasn’t right in that game either. Then the Cornell players made a decision that earned them the title “Men of Honor.” An author’s note at the end of Touchdown Trouble tells the story of the game and the Cornell players’ surprising move.
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Men of Honor
2001 Boston Globe article about the 1940 football game mentioned in Touchdown Trouble.