Deaf Football Team Wins First Championship in Decade

California School for the Deaf also made national headlines after being featured on Sports Illustrated.

Often underestimated, the California School for the Deaf's football team made it loud and clear that they're a force to be reckoned with on the field. 

Led by head coach Warren Keller, who is also deaf, the Eagles clinched the North Central II Bay League title — all while facing the challenge of being a 19-member team of deaf students, according to NBC Bay Area.

Their victorious season has placed them in local and national headlines.

Click here to watch NBC Bay Area's video filmed after the team won their first national championship in 10 years.

The team will also be featured on CBS 5 San Francisco's Early Edition Eye Witness News program on Thursday at 5:20 a.m. and 6:20 a.m., according to Akilah Bolden-Monifa, market communications director for CBS 5.

California School for the Deaf's football team was also featured in  which included a nearly 7-minute video that highlights the football team's challenges.

As part of that series, the team entered a national contest that offered them a chance to win a $25,000 grant, in which they placed second. 


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