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Must Win: A Season of Survival for a Town and Its Team

✓ Must Win: A Season of Survival for a Town and Its Team Ù Drew Jubera - Must Win: A Season of Survival for a Town and Its Team, Must Win A Season of Survival for a Town and Its Team Nestled amid cotton pine and swamps the Deep South outpost of Valdosta Georgia has long drawn pilgrims from across the country to the home of the Wildcats the winningest high school football tea

  • Title: Must Win: A Season of Survival for a Town and Its Team
  • Author: Drew Jubera
  • ISBN: 9780312642204
  • Page: 337
  • Format: Hardcover

✓ Must Win: A Season of Survival for a Town and Its Team Ù Drew Jubera, Must Win: A Season of Survival for a Town and Its Team, Drew Jubera, Must Win A Season of Survival for a Town and Its Team Nestled amid cotton pine and swamps the Deep South outpost of Valdosta Georgia has long drawn pilgrims from across the country to the home of the Wildcats the winningest high school football team in America Christened by national media as Title Town USA Valdosta has thrived on the continuity of dominance sons still play in front of fat ✓ Must Win: A Season of Survival for a Town and Its Team Ù Drew Jubera - Must Win: A Season of Survival for a Town and Its Team, Must Win A Season of Survival for a Town and Its Team Nestled amid cotton pine and swamps the Deep South outpost of Valdosta Georgia has long drawn pilgrims from across the country to the home of the Wildcats the winningest high school football tea

  • ✓ Must Win: A Season of Survival for a Town and Its Team Ù Drew Jubera
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Must Win: A Season of Survival for a Town and Its Team

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  1. I wear my heart on my sleeve when it comes to my favorite sports teams While my favorite sport is baseball, I also enjoy a good American football game, especially from the New England Patriots Wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell has often said that his success on the field comes from his increased reading rate off of it and has even authored a children s book to promote literacy On Mitchell s birthday, the Patriots website listed Mitchell s nineteen favorite books that he urged people to read Besides [...]


  2. I don t think it s possible to write a book about high school football without drawing comparisons to Friday Night Lights, but Must Win is a worthy follow up to that historic work Jubera takes a similar role to Bissinger he moves to a football oriented town and embeds himself as a journalist, chronicling the high school football program and its pervasive influence on the society around it Jubera succeeds at drawing readers into the life of Valdosta, Georgia, and its Wildcats, with just the right [...]


  3. I think this book is meant for people who are into sports or like reading or watching football This book i a great book my favorite player character is Odell and he is the best receiver on the team he is a legend in that town When coach Hyder dies it is very emotional because he dies of a heart attack in the lunch room during school That is also my least favorite part of the book because it is very sad and unexpected.


  4. Must Win by Drew Jubera is about Valdosta High School s football program This football program is known nationally as The winningest high school football team in America This book has a very vivid theme of turning rags to riches At Valdosta High School coach Rance Gillispie not only teaches these ex convicts and farm boys how to be excellent football players but to also be exceptional men in life God, family and football hold a strong presence at Valdosta The story takes place in a small town in [...]


  5. Must Win by Drew Jubera, published by St Martin s Press.Category Sports Football Must Win is a must read for anyone who enjoys sports, or anyone who just enjoys a great read It is a story not only about a football team but a town and its fierce attachment to a High School football team Southern Georgia is a Mecca for football players, especially for the colleges of Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee, but there may be none better than Valdosta High School.Former and present players are revered as go [...]


  6. Growing up in north Florida, I was well aware of the Valdosta Wildcats and their football legacy We fortunately only had to march against them, not play them in football But that was enough competition right there You were either in the band or you played football just the way they rolled and they dominated in both This history of their 2010 season and its impact on the school and the town is excellent Had me laughing out loud throughout the book and made me cry at least twice Mr Jubera really g [...]


  7. I absolutely loved this book If you re a fan of high school football, or even just a sports lover, I think you will enjoy this tale of redemption in a South Georgia town, where generation after generation lives and dies by the holy trinity God, Family and Football While i personally feel that Buzz Bissinger s Friday Night Lights will always be the gold standard for this genre of writing, Must Win is a gripping story full of interesting and likeable characters And if that s not enough, Drew Juber [...]


  8. Excellent ethnography of Valdosta, Georgia, focusing on the town s connection to their storied high school football program.


  9. Friday Night Plights This book was reviewed as part of s Vine program which included a free advance copy of the book.I remember reading the Sports Illustrated article Winnersville USA my senior year in college 1988 that introduced the adulated history and lofty expectations of the Valdosta High School football program The article detailed the pressure of the current coach Nick Hyder having to work under the ever looming shadow of a deceased predecessor, Wright Baze, a legend that all subsequent [...]


  10. Must Win A Season of Survival for Its Town and Its Team, By Drew JuberaValdosta, Georgia is the home of the winningest football team in the United States With 23 state titles, six national titles, and almost 900 victories, the Valdosta Wildcats have been the standard for high school football for almost 60 years After many unsuccessful coaches, Rance Gillepsie steps up to lead the Wildcats in 2010 This book takes you on a journey through the 2010 season and shows how much a town will do to have i [...]


  11. I wasn t aware of this book s existence until I spoke to a friend over lunch awhile back When I was a kid, I was a huge fan of the Valdosta Wildcats even when I barely understood the game Reading this book was nostalgic in that it reminded me of how passionate I once felt about this team Also, it was fun being so familiar with many things in the book since it covers the 2010 season as I was living right here in Valdosta and was hearing about many of the events in the book peripherally I thought [...]


  12. There s a spate of interesting looking books connected to the sport of football and here s another, as Drew Jubera spends some time in Valdosta, Georgia following the local one time football high school power Valdosta used to be one of THE programs in the US, now it s not even the best team in its area A new coach is hired and the locals have new enthusiasm and hope as Jubera follows the entire season of 2010 As with these sorts of books, various people are profiled and weaved into the story inc [...]


  13. In Valdosta Georgia nothing but religion comes before football The winningest town in high school football history is so good that they could go the next 65 years without winning a game, and still have a winning record Recently though, the team has been in a bit of a slump Over the last four years the team has gone a foul 22 21 So the school brings in a former Georgia State coordinator named Rance Gillespie to turn the team s losing ways around The story is a day by day chronicle of Rance s tria [...]


  14. I m not really sure why Jubera thought there was a story to tell here Maybe if he had let some time pass to see if the team could really make their needed comeback then it would have been a better read His writing isn t very good and has an ESPN made for TV feel The plot is all over the place as readers are bounced from person to person and in and out of time periods There are a lot of facts, quotes, and histories being told without any footnotes very frustrating Overall, this one wasn t an enj [...]


  15. It was a good book with a good insight on the football culture in the south It follows a high school football team in Georgia the most winningest high school football team in America When the get a new coach in Rance Gillespie the teams mood changes and the town accepts him In a town that fired a coach after 3 losses in three seasons but this coach lost early in the playoffs but he is helping this town I would recommend this book to most people but mostly sports fans


  16. Having lived in Valdosta for 5 years while attending VSU, I was able to spend some time around the high school through FCA and Young Life The author does an amazing job summing up the culture and environment that is Titletown, USA I couldn t put this book down once I started, and it took my emotions for a ride as the season played on and into the end of the book If you re a football fan period, read this book You won t be upset that you did.


  17. Good read room a bit to get into Jubera goes to great lengths to provide a backstory on not just the football program but the socio economic roots of the region that said, having finished the book, it is all very necessary to understand the mutual need this town and team have for each other as well as why these are not merely games, in South Georgia Well done.


  18. I think it s an ok book right now It started out some what slow and boring in my opinion But at the point I m at right now it seems it is picking up to be a great sports book that will keep me wanting .


  19. The importance of prep football in Valdosta, Georgia cannot be overestimated Jubera embeds himself in the community s fabric and emerges with a story rich with Southern characters who all share a compulsion to see their teen athletes win.


  20. IN the Must Win i thought it was really good but they needed football in it but it was a good book and in the first pages of the book it talks about the players and how they work hard and fight for football but any way you should read this book very good READ IT


  21. I am not a sports fanatic by any stretch of the imagination, but this book made me want to go out play some football This town has heart and I enjoyed reading about the history of the town and its football program.


  22. Really enjoyed this book Provides an in depth, emotional, behind the scenes look at the passion surrounding South Georgia football centered around Valdosta High School s winningest football team Well written book and great character development.


  23. I was very surprised how much I liked this book If it had not been a book club pick, I would have never read it I found myself rooting for the characters and the town The author came to our bookclub and was delightful A book club road trip may be in the works



  24. This was a decent high school sports as life book I had a difficult time keeping the characters straight but overall enjoyed the comeback of the town s football program.




  25. As good as Friday Night Lights , this book details a season of HS football in Valdosta, Georgia Well written account, hard to put down Keep your tablet close by to find out .


  26. LOVED this book What a great book about the tradition here in Valdosta Whether you are a Lowndes or a Valdosta fan, this book is a must read


  27. Great readAs a Class of 86 Wildcat, I enjoyed reliving games I attended, getting the behind the scenes perspective reiterating why I love being a Valdosta Wildcat


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