Paradise Strong: HS football team finishes regular season undefeated

Paradise Strong: HS football team finishes regular season undefeated


TOWN IS DRAWING HOPE FROM THIS
TEAM.>>THEY ARE THE HOMETOWN BOYS OF
PARADISE TAKING THE FIELD FOR
THE FINAL GAME OF THE REGULAR
SEASON. THE BOBCATS ATTEMPTING TO TAKE
HOME ONE MORE VICTORY AND FINISH
WITH A PERFEC UNDEFEATED
SEASON. IN JUST ONE WEEK, THE TOWN OF
PARADISE WILL MARKET THE
ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE
DEVASTATING CAMP FIRE.>>IT JUST DEVASTATED A
COMMUNITY AND THEY ARE TRYING TO
PULL BACK TOGETHER. I THINK IT IS PRETTY COOL.>>TRISTEN FLOYD LOST HER HOME
IN THE FIRE.>>IT IS EMOTIONAL. I AM REALLY PROUD TO BE HERE AND
HAPPY TO HAVE MY SON ON THIS
TEAM. THEY HAVE BEEN THROUGH A LOT.>>PEOPLE IN THE STANZA SAY
FOOTBALL HAS BEEN GOOD FOR THE
COMMUNITY.>>I THINK WHEN YOU ARE HERE YOU
KIND OF FORGET ABOUT THE FIRE. YOU ARE FOCUSED ON THE STUDENTS
COME ON HAVING FUN. I THINK THAT IS WHAT MATTERS
NOW.>>THE ONE THING THESE PEOPLE
HAVE HIS HEART.>>IT JUST GOES TO SHOW THAT,
YOU KNOW, PARADISE, NO MATTER
WHAT HAPPENS, IS GOING TO BE
UNSTOPPABLE. THERE’S NO WAY YOU ARE GOING TO
WIPE THIS TOWN OFF THE MAP.>>THE DAVIE TEAM HAS BEEN PLANE
TOGETHER SINCE JUNIOR HIGH AND
HAVE NOT LOST A GAME IN YEARS.>>THESE KIDS ARE 39-0 RIGHT NOW
ALL THE WEIGHT FROM JUNIOR
FOOTBALL. IT IS JUST HUGE.>>ALTHOUGH THEY HAVE NOT LOST A
GAME, THEY HAVE LOST A LOT. THE COMMUNITY REMEMBERING THAT
THEY STILL HAVE EACH OTHER.>>WITH ALL OF THE ANXIETY FROM
COMING UP HERE AND SEEING THE
DEVASTATION, THIS IS THE ONE
PIECE THAT FEELS NORMAL. COMING HERE AND BEING WITH ALL
THE PEOPLE THAT WE HOLD DEAR TO
OUR HEARTS, IT’S AMAZING.

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