The Underdogs by Mike Lupica
I don't care for sports books, but this one literally had me bawling towards the end. Such a positive book for kids...a must read for your sports nuts, or any boy for that matter (or girl!)
Football is everything for twelve-year-old Will. But soon there will be no football for this dying little town. But without his team, Will has no idea what he will do, or who he even is. He goes all out, turning for help to someone so big and distant, that it is very unlikely that he will even get an answer. But he does...the team is saved. But, can he pull together enough people who still have faith to even fill the roster?