Riverside California Deaf Schools cannot compete in state championships. The team lost to the Face Baptist 74-22 in the CIF Southern Section Division 2 Championship on Saturday night.
Until then, the school was undefeated and won all 11 games against the hearing team. Last week, the Cubs Varsity Soccer Team won the first division championship game in the school’s 68-year history.
“We can do anything. Hearing loss can do anything. We are not this stereotype out there,” said Enos Zornoza, a running back after the team’s victory on November 19.
Players and coaches rely on American Sign Language to communicate and speak with ABC7 via the ASL Translator.
This was the first time the school had won the championship season, and in some cases it never won the entire season.
They are the only public high school team for all hearing impaired in Southern California and sign each other’s plays without the understanding of other teams. Their coaches also use sign language from bystanders.
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