(Note: My fourth book, "Dusty, Deek, and Mr. Do-Right: High School Football In Illinois," published by University of Illinois Press, is currently available online through University of Illinois Press, Borders, Barnes & Noble and Amazon and at your local bookstore. To my knowledge, it is the first book ever written on the subject. So I wanted to cover everything. I wrote 150,000 words. The publisher wanted closer to 100,000. So, regrettably, I had to delete several stories from the final product. Beginning two weeks ago and continuing in the next several weeks, I will print those stories. I hope you enjoy them---and the book, too.)
Kelvin Hayden was playing in a junior college championship game in Georgia and someone asked him where he was from. Chicago, he said. "Chicago?" Do they play football in Chicago?" the inquisitive person responded. Hayden wasn't surprised. After all, Chicago is supposed to be a basketball town. Elton Harris wants to change that image.