When Charlie Spagnuolo attempts to save his friend, Benny, from a close encounter with the school bully both boys end up in the principal's office. Determined to stay out of trouble, they shake on a truce—a game of backyard football, and if the sixth graders win, the physical taunting and boastful seventh graders have to stop bullying them.
It looks as though Charlie and his outmanned and undersized team will need a miracle to win.Luckily, the University of Chicago's football team is beginning their season practices, and Charlie runs into their famous coach after school. Coach Stagg and his team welcome Charlie and decide to help his team practice for the game. The boys learn all about this year's newest play—the forward pass—and decide this will be their secret weapon. But when Coach Stagg levels the playing field, will Charlie's team be able to pull out a win? Or will they be proven the less talented bunch, and continue to be bullied forevermore?See for yourself ifThe Maroon Knightshave what it takes!
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