Series: Paradise football helps a devastated town heal
The hills that stretch above this grassy pasture were once ablaze, an apocalyptic fire consuming their homes, disrupting their families, melting their childhoods.
After losing everything in the deadly Camp Fire last year, the Paradise High football team leans on camaraderie and community to rebuild their lives.
It was a night of healing, filled with both mourning and magic for the Paradise High football team, playing in its first game since the Camp fire.
The Paradise High Bobcats, the football team from the backwoods Northern California town that burnt down, are undefeated and have outscored opponents 362-40.
The Paradise High football team’s title aspirations are in jeopardy after players are suspended by the CIF for running onto the field during a scuffle.
Brenden Moon witnessed the destruction of his hometown and his mother’s death in the same year. His strength inspired his Paradise teammates.
Paradise High’s football team propped up an entire community in the wake of the devastating Camp fire. But the Bobcats couldn’t ride their emotions to a championship.