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Think your team faces adversity? Not compared to this California HS team

When most players and coaches speak about overcoming adversity, they're mostly talking about it in a football-only sense. Maybe the team was overlooked in preseason rankings, plus some key injuries and maybe a suspension or two. In the insular world most of us live in, that constitutes adversity. 

For Mendota High School players from the admittedly down-trodden Mendota, Calif., adversity means living the type of life where a grueling football practice under the California sun is without a doubt the easiest part of their day. 

We've posted the trailer for this video, but this is the first time the full 24-minute video has made its way onto this website. It's well worth your time.