A saga of twelve modern-day apostles as kids.
Twelve boys grow up together in small-town Monroe Falls learning about love, adversity and valor. Disaster strikes them in the form of a fiery team bus accident at the same time that the nation is horrified by the September 11 attack on the Twin Towers. The boys witness destruction and loss within their families, but never lose faith in their dream of reaching the state football championship. One man's love for his family is compromised by overwhelming forces that challenge his family business and his personal life. One woman's desire for independence and a powerful career alienate her family while another woman's seductive charms threaten to destroy all those close to her. Can the youthful energy and indomitable spirit of these twelve boys be the key to redemption for Monroe Falls and its struggling inhabitants?