Undefeated Season - Stories from Vanity aka Stoney SPICE ‘s grandfather Dennis Bearcloud of the Nisqually Indian Tribe in Washington.
Denny Thomas, a small boy growing up in a coastal mill town in Washington during the 1950s and 60s, is trained by his father “to be like Jim Thorpe,” the extraordinary Olympic champion. His uncle is also a mentor, and soon Denny, though only five-foot-six, begins to excel at many sports, including baseball, basketball, football, track and field, as well as horseback riding and animal showings. His excellence in football is matched by the skills and grit of his classmates, and in 1962, it all comes together as the Raymond High School Seagulls go undefeated to reign as state champions that year. But on the heels of an equally admirable basketball season, Denny makes a decision that brings serious consequences to the rest of his life.