Varsity Football - Coach Felder
One Book One Team
The MHS Monarchs and I Beat the Odds
The Manning High School Monarchs
football team will not only be getting big, faster and stronger this summer,
but we will also increase our brain power through reading and writing. “One
Book One Team” is a team approach of summer reading that will conclude by
expressing their opinion of the book through writing an essay.
The book and movie, The Blind Side, focuses on Michael
Oher’s accomplishments in football and his life with the Tuohy family. He played
football for and graduated from the University of Mississippi, was a
first-round professional draft pick for the Baltimore Ravens in 2009 and
currently plays for the Tennessee Titans.
The Monarch football team at
Manning High School will be reading Michael’s autobiography, I Beat the Odds, this summer. He and his siblings grew up in
poverty-riddled housing projects in Memphis, Tennessee, wondering where and
when they would have their next meal. Michael shares the story of his early
years in foster care, his mother’s addictions and the fears and confusion he
felt growing up. He shares his story to foster hope in children and young
adults; and to open the hearts of adults to make a positive difference in a
young person’s life.