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September 2, 2012

Football the West Point Way

Joe Drape profiles the football program at Army, where the players are soldiers first.

Tom Flynn

For Joe Drape's bestselling Our Boys, the New York Times reporter profiled a small-town Kansas high-school football team that strung together a record-breaking winning streak despite a town population of fewer than 2,000 and a correspondingly shallow talent pool. To study his subject, Drape relocated his family to Smith Center, Kansas, for an in-depth look at what constitutes success in football and life in small-town America.

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