Punt Formation

by Philip Harkins, is, like all Mr. Harkins’s books, tops in sports stories. As far as mortal woman can tell, this is the low-down on football. It is also a spellbinding story of intramural politics in an average high school, and an account of what kind of toughness is best in the long run. There are many ways of pointing a moral; we like Mr. Harkins’s way.