...struggles to keep a firm grasp on its gloomy ghost.
—Tim Grierson LA Weekly
Yes it's as corny as Kansas in August, but this admittedly formulaic sports drama is base on a true story and has something important to say about the fate of many small Midwestern American towns whose popular sports teams fall victim to school consolidation.
—Ken Fox TV Guide
...destined to wander the cornfield of second-squad wannabes forever.
—Robert Newton Christian Science Monitor
Cliches, contrivances sink what could have been a decent baseball movie.
—John Grochowski Chicago Sun-Times
...every element of the film is more or less equally awful.
—Nick Schager Slant Magazine
...deserves to be benched -- permanently.
—Tim Knight Reel
Everybody?s a protagonist, if only for a few minutes.
—Tasha Robinson Chicago Tribune