It happens every fall. On Friday nights all across the south. The lights come on and it changes everything. Adults forget about the bills, work and stress. Students forget about finals, peer pressure and those part time jobs.
There's something about the stadium lights in a small town that hold a special place in our hearts... and always will.
In this heartfelt novel filled with southern dialect and cliff-hanging decisions, Russell L. Estes shares the wins-and losses. Nostalgic and perhaps a little saccharine, "When The Lights Go Out" is filled with pride of community and school to which we all can relate.
Small towns have rhythms and cultures, common, yet as special as the sight of leaves changing colors, the smell of smoke wafting from chimneys, and the sound of players in pads popping under Friday night lights in the fall.
But football isn't the only collision found here. Two sides collide after a horrific accident changes everything and leaves a small-town teetering on more than a championship, and one young lady fighting for her life.
Sometimes we must find out how strong our faith is and sometimes, we get reminded that somewhere along the way, we lost it. In this tale of decisions to be made, young gridiron heroes are faced with more than points on the board. They must now let God lead them as the lights go out - for perhaps the last time.