California School for the Deaf, Riverside, marks football victory with parade – Daily Bulletin

A parade welcomed the football team at California School for the Deaf, Riverside, after it brought home its first championship.

The Monday, Nov. 28, event celebrated the school’s eight-man football team’s California Interscholastic Federation championship win — the first in the school’s 70-year-history.

The parade started near the school on Arlington Avenue and ended at the campus’ administration building, where speeches occurred. Speakers included state Sen Richard Roth, D-Riverside, and his wife, Cindy Roth, the retired president/CEO of the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce. Football players walked down the street near campus, high-fiving students and hoisting a CIF championship plaque for all to see.

The Cubs pummeled 80-26 against Faith Baptist of Canoga Park on Friday, Nov. 18 in Van Nuys.

This was the school’s first year in Division 1. While the team experienced injuries, including broken legs for two players, it went undefeated this season, a school news release states.

At last year’s Division 2 title game, the Cubs lost their first game of the season in the championship game, 74-22 against Faith Baptist, losing their grasp on the championship title.

Since then, the school’s football team received its share of national media attention.

The school, which serves the Inland Empire and Southern California, received $25,000 to renovate its football field during a December episode of “The Kelly Clarkson Show.”

Earlier this year, four team co-captains were invited to be on the field during the Super Bowl LVI’s coin toss.

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