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100 1 Dent, Jim.
245 14 The kids got it right :|bhow the Texas all-stars kicked
down racial walls /|cJim Dent.
250 First edition.
264 1 New York :|bThomas Dunne Books,|c2013.
300 xiii, 28 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :
|billustrations ;|c25 cm
500 Includes index.
520 "Jim Dent takes readers to the heart of the Texas gridiron
with the incredible story of the state's high school
football intergration. In the summer of 1964, a high
school all-star team lost the most significant football
game in Texas' proud history to the Pennsylvania Big 33
squad. Three months later, Coach Bobby Layne met with the
governor, determined to prevent another loss. His
important request: authorization to recruit black all-
stars for his new squad. It was an ambitious plan: Texas
high school football, launched in 1910, was dominated by
white players, even though the state was flush with great
black stars, some of whom would become the most notable
players in the history of the NFL. And Layne's scheme
never would have worked without two very special young men
--happy-go-lucky quarterback Bill Bradley, and his Big 33
roommate, Jerry "the Jet" Le Vias, a speedy receiver who
was also the first black athlete to sign to a letter-of-
intent with a Southwest Conference school, SMU. Bradley
looked out for Le Vias--one of only three black players
chosen for the team--uniting the integrated team. Together
--and with Layne's indomitable will to win--the two led
their team to triumphant victory in Hershey park. With
this moving story, reminiscent of Remember The Titans, Jim
Dent once again brings readers to cheers and tears with a
truly American tale of leadership, brotherhood, and good
old Friday Night Lights style football"--|cProvided by
650 0 Football|zTexas|xHistory|y20th century.
650 0 School sports|zTexas|xHistory|y20th century.
650 0 Discrimination in sports|zTexas|xHistory|y20th century.
650 0 African American football players|xRecruiting|zTexas
651 0 Texas|xRace relations|xHistory|y20th century.