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Falcons to the Fight
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SOLVED: Children's/YA > SOLVED. Teen fiction football book from 50s or 60s [s]

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message 1: by Mark (new)

Mark | 5 comments This book I read in the 70s while I was in elementary school, probably 6th grade.

It was about a kid who enters the Air Force Academy to play football, and I remember he played Oregon St. University, and I want to say it was at a stadium in Portland, rather than in Corvallis, where the Beavers actually play. The reason I remember them playing the Beavers is because I grew up in Oregon.

Unfortunately that’s about all I can remember. I’ve been looking around and keep getting sent to sites about Chip Hilton, and several other characters, but I’m pretty sure they are written way too early for this book.

I apologize if this isn’t enough information, tough to remember books I read 40-some years ago.


message 2: by Kris (new)

Kris | 34447 comments Mod
Mark, do any of these books on Worldcat.org sound familiar?

Search: https://www.worldcat.org/advancedsear... > Keyword: football "air force" | 1950-1985 ? | Juvenile | Fiction | Book | English

- "Falcons to the Fight" (1959) by Joe Archibald? https://www.worldcat.org/title/falcon...
- "Fight Like a Falcon" (1961) by Philip Harkins: https://www.worldcat.org/title/fight-...
- "The Young Falcons" (1962) by Jack Pearl? https://www.worldcat.org/title/young-...


message 3: by Mark (new)

Mark | 5 comments Reading through it, I think it might be the Falcons to the Fight book. That name sounds very familiar.

Thank you.


message 4: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 38242 comments Mod
Do you want to wait until you can reread the book, or are you ready to call this solved?


message 5: by Mark (new)

Mark | 5 comments I’ll call it solved. Thank you.


message 6: by Kris (new)

Kris | 34447 comments Mod
Great. Glad you found your book, Mark.


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