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S. Wayne Maxwell con Slim Pickins': A True Story of Faith, Family and Football
This is the story of a rural Oklahoma school and community that made the decisionto not “stay down” and the extraordinary experiences that were the result of thatfateful decision over forty years ago. In this true story by retired school superintendentS. Wayne Maxwell, you will travel back in time to the humble beginnings of 8-manfootball and how it miraculously brought one rural community together.As in the game of football, this story has it’s challenges and discouragementsalong with surprising moments of victory and excitement. You will even discover ahearty helping of humor as the new program kicked-off from its meager beginnings,but as it progressed, became a glorious win for the community.Author S. Wayne Maxwell candidly shares the curcumstances surounding theneed for something new. He states,“The students were going to school each dayand then returning home at the end of the day. The next day it all started over again,and the seemingly unending pattern began to weigh on the kids. The school was assleepy as the community. We knew something had to be done immediately. Eight manfootball was just the remedy this town needed.”Take a trip down memory lane and experience the early days of football inAmerica’s heartland. From a sticker-patch playing field to an old surplus scoreboardto the rag-tag uniforms purchased with donations from the community, it wasindeed slim pickins’.