Friday, July 11, 2014
Jake feels like no one really sees him for who he is, including his father. Troy Cullen barely even notices his younger son with all the excitement and drama going on in Austin with Wyatt.
Jake has other battles to fight as a freshman on his high school team. He's the third string QB after a senior who's been waiting in line behind Wyatt for his chance to play and a transfer student who isn't willing to be backup to a freshman. An injury in the first game of the season turns things into a QB battle. Jake has talent, but he doesn't believe in himself. He's a good teammate who wants to win but not at the expense of the team rapport.
Will Jake be able to step into the limelight and get his father to finally notice him? Read Mike Lupica's new book about football in small town Texas to find out.