Its been said that the No. 1 religion in Alabama is not Christianityalthough this is the Bible Beltbut rather football. If their sons arent born carrying a football, fathers are giving them one straight out of the womb.
Intelligently delivered by Alabama sportswriters Ron Ingram and Rubin E. Grant, Tales from Alabama Prep Football captures the aura that is Alabama football while painting each page with the states prep-pigskin history.
This love affair with football hits its zenith at the college level because of Alabama and Auburn, but on Friday nights at high schools across the state, football also reaches a pinnacle. It was during high school that players such as Bo Jackson, Pat Sullivan, Bobby Bowden, Bart Starr, John Hannah, Kenny Stabler, Pat Trammell, Terrell "T.O." Owens, and Carnell "Cadillac" Williamsto name but a fewbegan their ascent to stardom.
In Tales from Alabama Prep Football, the stories of the states rich high school football tradition will be detailed by coaching legends and gridiron greats, from family ties to dynasties and rivalries. Memorable games and performances also adorn this comprehensive collection of Alabama football, creating a history of origins for the states football sons.
Tales from Alabama Prep Football takes us into a state where football is king, making this volume a staple for any true Alabamian.