The First Season

Johnny Carter has written a superb sports story – a first-year coach taking a small East Texas town to the state basketball championship.  The book is a triumph of excitement, even exhilaration.

But yet the book is much more than a sports story.  It is the story of young boys becoming men. It is the story of a basketball team uniting blacks and whites in an East Texas town in the racist 1960s.  It is the story of a young coach and his basketball team coming to love each other.

You didn’t miss Hoosiers.  Don’t miss The First Season!