Trying to land a spot on the South Side Middle School football team isn't the biggest challenge Matt Hill faces in the third installment of this popular series. Besides catching passes and dodging defenders, Matt also has to deal with the return of his estranged father following a ten-year absence. But while Matt comes to grips with forgiving his father and gets used to having him around, he must also help a teammate deal with the damage inflicted by his own overbearing and sometimes violent dad. Full of the exciting sports action that marked the first two volumes of the South Side Sports series, First and Ten is a tale of choices made and lessons learned, both on and off the field. Jeff Rud was a sports writer and columnist at various newspapers in Western Canada for twenty years. He is now a political reporter for the Victoria Times Colonist and the author of eight sports-related books.Rud, Jeff is the author of 'First and Ten ', published 2007 under ISBN 9781551436906 and ISBN 1551436906.