A true coming-of-age inspirational sports drama of military brats and football.

In the 1980s, students from Travis Air Force Base aggravate their teachers, elude the Military Police and tempt fate while taking names on the football field. Follow the true coming of age story of a group of "Air Force brats" and their shared love for the game of football. Their story is told through the eyes of one of those friends, and it details the wild and emotional times they share in their quest to be the best and how they become one of the top high school football teams in California. ( What's in the Book? - Excerpts )

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A true coming of age high school football story of military teens and how they became the best.

Paperback, size: 5.5" x 8.5",
516 pages, 300 plus images,
and 30-year reunion included!


A real high school football comeback story.

The 1984 Vanden Viking championship high school football team consisted of 33 players, 3 coaches, and 3 captains. The Viking squad went 12-0 winning the Sac-Joaquin Section and SCAL league, and were ranked #2 in the state of California by Cal-Hi Sports. The linebacker trio known as "The Orient Express" led the charge to hold opposing teams to 132 total points between them, during the 12-game season. The trench crew averaged 186 lbs. The heaviest player on the 1984 Vanden football team was the fullback at 204 lbs. The offensive line used 'movie-character names' to confuse defenses, giving the offense an edge when the ball was hiked.

- Click the images below to see a larger view of Game #10 against Oak Ridge in the first round of the playoffs in 1984 -

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A coming-of-age true sports drama of friends and football and how the two made them the best.