Jalen DeLuca loves baseball, but there’s no way he can pay the fee to get on the travel team. His dad runs a diner and makes enough to cover the bills, but not a lot for extras. So Jalen decides to sneak into the grounds of a home owned by Yankee’s star second baseman, James “JY” Yager, and steal a couple of balls from the batting cage on the property.
Ryan never knew his dad, nor the fact that he owned the Dallas Cowboys. But when his father dies unexpectedly, Ryan is given a rare and amazing opportunity to be the owner of the NFL team. This is not only a dream come true, but it gives Ryan a chance to make it in middle school without being a total social misfit. It may also help him rise off the bench of his football team and break into the starting lineup.
ALL LANDON DORCH has ever wanted was to be like everyone else. But his deafness and the way he talks have been obstacles all his life. Other kids, and even adults, have never been able to look past his disability and see the real Landon. But now, he finally gets an opportunity to fit in. Bigger and taller than any other seventh grader in his new school, Landon plans to use his size to his advantage.
Troy’s dreams of the big time have backfired. Sure, he’s moved to New Jersey so he can take on his new job as “genius” for the New York Jets, but his dad has taken his entire salary, leaving Troy and his Mom strapped for funds. Now Troy has no hope of going to a swank private school and playing for a football powerhouse with his newfound cousin Ty. Instead he’s going to be part of a team with an unbroken losing streak. Knowing that the road to the NFL begins at an early age, Troy fights back.
Foster child, Harrison has always had rotten luck, but things seem to be changing when he is brought into a new home with kind, loving parents. Harrison’s big build and his incredible determination quickly make him a star running back on the junior-high-school football team. In no time, he’s practically unstoppable. But Harrison’s good luck can’t last forever.
It’s bases loaded, bottom of the last inning, and Tommy Rust is up at bat in the championship game. This is the moment he’s been waiting for. But then his father barges onto the field, and Tommy knows what will happen next. They will be leaving immediately—again—because Tommy and his dad are on the run.