"He went out for football, but was too slender and too young yet to do anything but carry the team water buckets. This he did with enthusiasm; most afternoons he was seldom home before dark." Page 242
Ok, so we all know that Jem is trying out for the football team, and we all know that he does not make it, so he is just the water boy. If Jem made the football team, would are picture of Jem change and would the book change? Though, since he was "too slender and too young", would he kept trying out or just be the water boy? Also, if he did play, would he be amazing or just another player?