Problems on and off the field arise as things heat up at Football High! On paper, Nick has settled into life at the National School of Football. He's made the rep squad and is playmaker for the NSF Canns. However, living in the shadow of his famous footballer father hasn't become any easier, especially since Nick is struggling to keep a secret from everyone at school- he doesn't even kw his dad! With Kane Kruger stirring Nick at every opportunity, the truth looks set to be exposed and with it his cool, his cred and his footballing ability. To top it off, there's also the little problem of girls - Grace won't give Nick the time of day and Lexi won't leave him alone. Can Nick find a way to igre all the distractions and kick some desperately needed goals for the Canns in the State Cup Kckout?
Patrick Loughlin is a high school English teacher and the author of the Billy Slater Rugby league series and the Glenn Maxwell cricket series.