Powell Makes the Sports Book

New Times cover story that described a season with an inner-city Pop Warner football team will appear in The Best American Sportswriting 1998, the series' publisher announced last week. The anthologies have appeared annually since 1991.

"Coming of Age on the 50-Yard Line" (November 27, 1997), by staff writer Robert Andrew Powell, is one of 26 pieces in the book, which will be published October 30 by Houghton Mifflin, said company spokesman Peter Strupp.

Powell's story was among thousands of submissions. The final selections, which include work by New Yorker editor David Remnick and Washington Post writer Thomas Boswell, were made by National Public Radio commentator and volume editor Bill Littlefield.

 
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