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Go Long!

4.23  ·  Rating Details ·  177 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
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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Jan 14, 2016 Bryce rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: january-5th-2016
Do you think mad skill is all it takes to win games? This is not always the case. Go Long, written by Tiki and Ronde Barber, and Paul Mantell, is about a football team that struggles to play as a team, and has a quarterback that needs to learn that attitude is just as important as skill. Tiki and Ronde Barber are identical twins that play football for their school the Hidden Valley Eagles. The team's best quarterback, Matt Clayton, is graduating and the team's coach is moving to another school. ...more
Jan 09, 2010 Levi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sports lovers
BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111
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
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.
Chase D
I like this book because it has football and drama in it. I didn't like this one boy in the book called Cody Hansen because one he bragged to much, and two he thought that he was a football all-star. Tiki and Ronde are the authors and main characters of this book. They are identical twins who think the same thing and are in the 7th grade.. Their mom is always egging them on and always tells gives them good advice. The only central conflict in this book is they don't have the same coach for footb ...more
Zach Jaccarino
This book is a pretty good book that is inspired by two twin brothers that made a whole lot out of their life by using teamwork and perseverance. I would recommend this book for kids ages eight and up. The deeper meaning of this book is that if you get put in a situation like in the book where you get a new coach right before the season you need to work as a team and still find a way to win. I can relate this into my life because I have been put on a team where I barely knew anyone on the team a ...more
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Jan 20, 2015 Dulli Ahmed rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome! I f you like football and understand the rules of the game you would love it.
Sep 19, 2011 Parker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really like all these books. There all really good but not my favriot.
Sep 23, 2010 Jake rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think that Go Long is a great book. The Hidden Valley Eagles
Farhana Faruq
My nephew suggested I read this. It's for younger children ages 7 and up..but he still enjoys it at 11 years and I can understand why! I absolutely loved the story!! It's a fictional story based on the twins, Tiki and Ronde Barber (currently retired football players) and their love of football when they were younger.

You need to have a slight understanding of the game to enjoy all the plays. The book is well written and moves at a fast enough pace to keep you interested.

One of my favorite reads,
Jul 05, 2011 PWRL marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-new
Graysen Drezek
This was a good book, i liked when the new coach made the quarterback act like a team player not just a one man player or kept putting the team down. When he would say things to the other players like why didn't you catch that it was right to you, but he knew it really wasn't, that made me mad because everyone on that team was good not just him.
Garrett O'Brien
Sep 14, 2015 Garrett O'Brien rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ronde Barber

I really enjoined this book its about Ronde and Tiki and how they start on there 8th grade football team and they try to accomplish the journey of going to the state championship game.
Matthew Ojeda
Nov 07, 2013 Matthew Ojeda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
I like this book because it is like when my brothers where in football in there where the best ones in that football team.
This is a good book for boys who love football. It has good characters and a good message. My 11 year old liked it and we are reading the next book now.
Nov 07, 2012 Jerrin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book. Especially if you love the sport football. (:
Jul 09, 2012 Koqua rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
i liked this book.
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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 ...more
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