The Golden Helmet

These kids been going to school together for almost ten years. Ain’t no reason we can’t play a football game without a big commotion over it all.



In the years just after school integration, a high school football game between the traditional Black high school and the traditional white high school gets scheduled. A few holdouts resistant to change try to maneuver to get the game cancelled, by warning of fighting and unearthing technicalities  A young player for the Black school who has to take his Calculus class at the white high school gets a taste of the tension felt on both sides of town.

Genre: Drama
: 1970s, a Southern city
Length: 130 pages
WGA Registration Number: 1531598