When The Game Stands Tall
Neil Hayes takes readers behind the scenes during the greatest winning streak in sports history, exploring the dramatic tragedies and triumphs that framed De La Salle High School's football team. The author's deft portrait of enigmatic coaching legend Bob Ladouceur vividly illustrates the philosophy that "Lad" teaches his teams in hopes that the discipline, commitment, and dedication to doing one's best will translate into life skills for players as they graduate into the world beyond high school. A coming-of-age saga as well as an exciting sports story, this book is the basis for a major motion picture of the same title. This latest revised edition takes readers onto the film set for an introduction to the movie-making process, and includes an afterword updating storylines of many of the memorable characters and documenting
coach Bob Ladouceur's final year as head coach.