While they never won the state championship they were in the playoffs and competing for it each year. They also became a nationwide news story of hope during the depression. A couple of kids went on to play professional football while others became very successful businessmen or teachers. The orphanage and school just closed in the early 2000s, right before this book was written. It seems as though it is a way of life that has almost disappeared. Like I said though, this is a very good read, especially if you are a football fan.
There are 3 WL for it so I will be posting it on PBS soon. I am still reading Alexander Hamilton, I am 75 pages in so far. Also reading Altar of Eden and am around 160 pages in. I have also just started The Poet's Funeral and around 30 pages into it. Probably won't start a 4th just yet. Will probably try to push ahead & finish either Altar or Poet in the next few days.