Notre Dame’s Ian Book, left, runs the ball while North Carolina’s Malik Carney reaches for the tackle Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C. Book, an Oak Ridge High graduate, won in his first start at quarterback for the Irish.
Notre Dame’s Ian Book, left, runs the ball while North Carolina’s Malik Carney reaches for the tackle Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C. Book, an Oak Ridge High graduate, won in his first start at quarterback for the Irish. Gerry Broome The Associated Press
Notre Dame’s Ian Book, left, runs the ball while North Carolina’s Malik Carney reaches for the tackle Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C. Book, an Oak Ridge High graduate, won in his first start at quarterback for the Irish. Gerry Broome The Associated Press
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How Oak Ridge grad Ian Book channeled nerves and led Notre Dame in first start at QB

October 10, 2017 07:00 AM

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Joe Davidson has covered sports for The Sacramento Bee since 1988. He's an award-winning authority on high school sports, specializing in going behind the scenes to report on what makes teams and athletes unique. Though Davidson has been accused of being a graduate of Del Oro, De La Salle, Elk Grove, Franklin, Grant, Granite Bay, Jesuit, Oak Ridge, Rocklin, St. Francis and many other local schools, he attended high school in Oregon, where he participated in football and track.

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