Heroes of the Week: The Riverside Cubs

Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week… Find out how you can nominate a Hero of the Week at the bottom of the page.

The California School for the Deaf, in Riverside, played in their first-ever championship football game last Saturday. The Riverside Cubs had lost every game for seven straight seasons, but this year, they’re a perfect 12-and-0 and had their first chance to go all the way to a division title. Normally this is not a big deal, but all of the players and coaches on the team are deaf!

The Riverside Cubs won their first semifinal game, 62 to 51, a week ago Friday. It was the first time in the school’s 68-year history that, not just football, but any team from the school had made it to a semifinal round. Saturday was the big title game with the potential for the Cubs to go all the way to a championship victory!

The head coach, Keith Adams, said that it feels overwhelming, and his email was blowing up with well wishes from community members to NFL coaches, including the Tennessee Titans!

In the CIF Southern Section Divisional title game, the Cubs had to face the defending champs Canoga Park’s Faith Baptist High School. Unfortunately, the team came up short as Faith Baptist won 74 to 22. But, despite that, the coaches, team, and its community can be proud of a putting together an inspirational season filled with great memories.

Learn more about this story as covered by NBC4 Los Angeles.

Nominate a Hero of the Week

Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!

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