- Available in: Paperback or Kindle
- Published: August 18, 2015
There’s a football team in Mundelein, Illinois, that wins a lot of games by executing the core fundamentals of the sport, But there is a bigger reason for the success at Carmel Catholic High School, where football and faith often intersect. It is reflected in the values of the Corsairs’ head coach, Andy Bitto.
“You are lucky people. You get to express your love for each other through the game of football. That is a gift.”
Sportswriter Jon J. Kerr’s gritty, in-depth narrative follows the “boys in brown” through an unforgettable season of lessons about team work, sacrifice, and dealing with life’s imperfections.
Their stories are our stories.
PRAISE FOR BOYS IN BROWN
“The Boys in Brown is a valuable addition to the family of football books that are about much more than football. Jon J. Kerr’s story gets to the heart of the community spirit and character building that’s become as much of a tradition as winning at Carmel Catholic High School.”
author of “When the Game Stands Tall.”
“It’s not a sports book. It’s not a civics book. It’s a story about people, about modern society and ancient values of family, community and sacrifice.”
Columnist, Daily Herald
“The Boys in Brown is about so much more than football. It’s about how the identity of young men are formed from old fashioned Midwestern principles of selflessness, honestly, and putting others needs ahead of their own.”
head football coach, Stevenson (IL) High School, 2014 8A state champion