California deaf football team, perennial underdogs, turns perceived deficit into gridiron strength


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The Cubs have been clashing with opponents this season.

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According to New York, the California School for the Deaf’s varsity football team is two games away from winning the first division championship in the school’s 68-year history. Times,

Led by the school’s deaf physical education teacher, Keith Adams, who has two sons on the team, the Cubs are not only undefeated, but they are also the highest-ranked team in their Southern California division, demolishing many of the opponents they’ve played. We do.


The report said it was too far-fetched for the athletic program, having previously been humiliated and ridiculed by opponents for his inability to listen.

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In the second round of the playoffs this past Friday, they defeated the Desert Christian Knights 84–12, a score that probably would have been even higher if they had not substituted their starters for their second-string players for the entire second half. Would have done

“Sometimes I still can’t believe how well we played this year,” Adams said. “I knew we were good, but I never dreamed we would dominate every game.”

The coaching staff cashed in on their perceived losses in an unmatched force.

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Soccer is a sport known for hand signals for plays, but other teams cannot compete with the Cubs without wasting time asking the coach or huddle for a pep talk. Can communicate with speed. between plays.

“I would say be careful in thinking you have an advantage,” warned Desert Christian Knights coach Aaron Williams, who suffered a one-sided loss this Friday.

“They communicate better than any team I’ve ever coached against.”

According to the Times, players use their advanced visual senses to their advantage, having a more acute sense of where they are on the field than their opponents.

According to players, parents and staff, the success of the program all stems from the deaf, thriving in an environment where they no longer feel alone, as they often do in mainstream settings.

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“Absolutely, it changed his life,” said Delia Gonzales, mother of Felix, a junior wide receiver on the team. “Now he’s one of the stars.”

Spectators watch them play in less than ideal conditions on bleachers that “look like they were salvaged from a collapsed stadium” with a scoreboard that is hard to read, while running on uneven grass surfaces under dim portable floodlights , “each with its own exhaust—spewing generators, the kind of equipment that might be deployed by a nightly construction crew to repair an interstate,” according to Times,

The Times’ San Francisco bureau chief Thomas Fuller says Hollywood is calling now.

“So who knows what’s next for the pride of Riverside?”

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