by John Feinstein
Best friends and football stars Jason Roddin and Tom Jefferson are a perfect, though unconventional, pair: Jason, the Jewish kid, is a natural wide-receiver, while African-American Tom has an amazing arm at quarterback. After summer football camp at an elite sports-focused boarding school, the boys are thrilled to enroll on scholarship for their freshman year. On day one, they're stunned when the coaches switch their positions, a complete contradiction to their skill sets and training. Suspecting deep-seated racial bias, the boys speak out, risking both their scholarships and their chance to play.