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Injury ruins Jeremiah Martin's storybook comeback, but not his spirit
Injury ruins Jeremiah Martin's storybook comeback, but not his spirit

Having covered high school sports since the 1970s, I've learned the best way to project the future of an athlete on and off the field is to see how they respond to adversity. Winning is easy; losing tests the soul of a competitor. Jeremiah Martin, a senior quarterback from La Cañada St. Francis, was helpless last week when his previously unbeaten team lost to Whittier La Serna in a playoff game. Martin was on the sideline, his left arm in a sling after breaking his collarbone the previous game. There might not be a quarterback in Southern California who had a better 11-game season than Martin. He didn't throw an interception and completed 69% of his throws for 2,460...

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