California School for the Deaf – Riverside’s climb to the top is over. With an 80-26 victory over Faith Baptist on Friday, the Cubs won the CIF Southern Section eight-man Division 1 championship, avenging last season’s first sectional title in every sport played at the school, according to Press Enterprise.
It was a rapid rise for CSDR and its football team consisting of deaf players and coaches. Prior to last season, the team had never had a winning streak in a season; in 2021 the team broke through, reaching the division championship but falling to the same Faith Baptist team 74-22.
Head coach Keith Adams told the Press Enterprise through a translator that “the unfinished business is now complete.”
“It’s an honor to be the first team to win a title,” Adams said.
Quarterback Trevin Adams has been outstanding through the air, on the ground and on the defensive side of the ball for the Cubs. He passed for 202 yards and a pair of touchdowns, ran for 202 more yards and scored six times on the ground and had two pick-sixes. When all was said and done, he had 10 total touchdowns.
CSDR finished the season 12-0.
It’s the culmination of an incredible two-year run that has caught the attention of TV executives. Disney+ is developing a series based on the football team, and executive producer Marley Matlin attended Friday’s championship game.
Diversity there is more information about the upcoming series.