Fading Echoes: A True Story of Rivalry and Brotherhood from the Football Field to the Fields of Honor

Front Cover
Penguin, Sep 1, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
0 Reviews
Now in paperback-a true story of hometown heroes.

In a state that prides itself on hard-hitting gridiron epics, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, was home to the greatest high school football rivalry: the Central Bucks West, captained by senior fullback/linebacker Bryan Buckley, versus the Central Bucks East, led by senior lineman Colby Umbrell.

Bryan and Colby would meet each other as opponents on the game field, but their dreams and devotion to their country led each of them to the conflict in the Middle East-Colby as an Army Ranger, and Bryan as a Marine.

Only one would make it back to Doylestown. And nothing about them, their families, or their hometown's connection to football would ever be the same
 

What people are saying - Write a review

Fading Echoes: A True Story of Rivalry and Brotherhood from the Football Field to theFields of Honor

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Although this book begins with the football rivalry between two Doylestown, PA, high schools, it's not really about football. It's more a story of the American small towns from which so many ... Read full review

Contents

CONNECTIONS
THE OPENING WEEKEND
RITUALS AND SACRIFICES
TRADITIONS
CLOSURE
DECISIONS
END OF AN AURA
TRAINING IN COLBYS WORDS
FALLUJAH
REMEMBRANCES
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2009)

Mike Sielski is a sports journalist and author. Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and raised just outside Philadelphia, Mike holds degrees from La Salle University of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He has been a sports columnist at the Philadelphia Inquirer since 2013 and was named the top sports columnist in America by the Sports Editors of the Associated Press. He is the author of Fading Echoes: A True Story of Rivalry and Brotherhood from the Football Field to the Fields of Honor and the coauthor of How to Be Like Jackie Robinson: Life Lessons from Baseball's Greatest Hero.

Bibliographic information