Anthony Russo is the high school football coach of the Stonedale Stallions. He finds himself coaching his best friend’s son, Rex, who is the star running back for the team. When Rex suffers a traumatic head injury, both Coach Russo and Rex are left at the crossroads of their football careers. Coach Russo enlists the help of Rex to coach the girls’ basketball team where Rex not only finds guidance, but also falls for the team’s captain, Gina Mariselli.
This hard-hitting story takes a look at how the concussions in athletes often go overlooked until it’s too late. Will Rex become another statistic of the ongoing tragedies linked to concussions or will his football dreams come true?
RUSSELL ANTHONY DePERSIA graduated from Rutgers University School of Law and has maintained a criminal defense practice for twenty years in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He was an accomplished collegiate athlete. While pursuing his law career, he played semi-pro football and boxed professionally. He is a proud father of twins. In his first novel, Russell incorporates his love of football and his life experience to tell a story of change, challenge, and choices because so often in life it can be tough to cross the goal line.