Cut from the team

HOW could John not have made the seventh-grade soccer team? He had played soccer for as long as he could remember. Even his friends, who had all been selected to play, couldn't understand why the coach had cut him on the final day of tryouts.

He threw his backpack into the car and slumped down on the seat. "How was your day?" his mother asked. John swallowed hard before whispering, "I didn't make the team."

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