This volume, that Jack Pardee terms 'a dissertation on six-man football', is not only the definitive rule book for the sport, but includes a thorough 65-year history of Texas six-man competition, the teams who have played, and the coaches who have developed and led them. Because of the continual sprinting, dodging, and aggressive contact demanded in every one of the 40 minutes of play, six-man games are won on conditioning. For this reason, the book includes a chapter on 'Getting the Team Ready Physically'. In this book, strategies for offence and defence are detailed, including the O'Brien Wing Set and the O'Brien Veer, with input, also, for speciality teams. The playbook of over 250 offensive plays from various Texas Six-Man offensive formations will prove useful to those who compete in the game of Six-Man Football.
Life-long educator C. H. UNDERWOOD first played six-man football while a student at O'Brien (Texas) High School, where in 1962 his team was the undefeated regional champion. After graduating from Midwestern State University, he returned to teach at O'Brien - and to coach six-man football. In 1997, Coach Underwood was inducted into the All-Americas Bowl Six-Man Hall of Fame. Today, he is a school administrator, living in O'Brien, Texas.