Tiki and Ronde were the stars of their Pee Wee football team, the Cave Springs Vikings. But middle school is much bigger than elementary school and it’s a whole different game—on and off the field. When Coach Spangler takes a job coaching for the high school team and Tiki’s old science teacher Mr. Wheeler is tapped for the middle school coaching job, the beginning of the s...more
ebook, 160 pages
Published October 4th 2011 by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
(first published August 26th 2008)
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Jul 11, 2009 B rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Written by the Barber brothers and someone else, this book and the others in the series, feature Tiki and Ronde as fictionalized boys on their middle school football team when they were still scrawny and learning the game. In this one they lose their beloved coach and their quarterback and have to adjust to both the new coach's style and the new quarterback who is conceited and unwilling to work with the coach and team. Although the writing is amateurish I still got into the book because the sto...more
Jul 26, 2011 MaryJane rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This is probably the first football book I ever read, but I keep looking for materials that my middle school students will read with some measure of enjoyment, and I was unfamiliar with the authors, who as it turns out are famous football players. This book is lively and moves right along, not overly complicated - just right for some of the boy "reluctant readers". I am adding this title, as well as Wild Card by the same authors, to the "fall line-up" at the Kodiak Middle School Library.
The final book in the series where Tiki and Ronde start their 8th grade year. They are ready to take the field as starters this year, but when the coach upsets the entire team when he announces that he is moving up to coach the high school team. The players nervously await the naming of their new coach. It is a surprise to all of them when their history teacher, Mr. Wheeler, is given the job. He is a terrific teacher, but that doesn't guarantee anything about his coaching skills. I really enjoye...more
Ronde Barber was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia, where he played with his brother Tiki on the Cave Spring Eagles junior high school football team and wore number five. Today he is one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL, wearing number 20 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and has etched his name in the NFL record books with his exceptional playmaking ability. Ronde is a Super Bowl winner, a four-t...moreMore about Ronde Barber...