"There were two small groups of guys karate-kicking at each other outside the building"
Lockers Page 106
"They score most of the goals. Tino scored two goals last year. I think Victor scored sixteen, and Maya scored fifteen. They both made the All-County Team."
GOALLL! Or Not? Page 110
"We have exactly the same schedule, mostly advanced classes."
Muck Fire Page 112
"Another big kid, a different one, banged me into a locker."
"Driving the ball out of my hands and into the goal...Tino came up behind him, shaking his head, "That's no goal, man. That's bogus."" Commentary: Victor is the 'leader' of the Tangerine Middle soccer team and when he does something everyone assumes it's fine, and if they don't, then they fight like when Tino said the goal didn't count.
"The muck fire was particularly strong. I could actually see it, and feel it, and smell it swirling over and into our yard."