Built on brotherhood: Fremont prep team more than the sum of its wins, losses

FREMONT — There's little yelling on the sidelines, no hollering in the huddle, zero trash talk on the line of scrimmage. But as the Eagles line up ...

November 18, 2022
9:34 PM

FREMONT — There's little yelling on the sidelines, no hollering in the huddle, zero trash talk on the line of scrimmage. But as the Eagles line up in formation and prepare for the kickoff, fingers are flying, hands are waving, signals are soaring. Throughout the season, the team is communicating, fast and furiously, and also, mostly, silently. They are deaf, but for them, deafness isn't a disadvantage. It's a superpower. California School for the Deaf head coach Herminio Gonzalez signs to Jaxon Dingel (55) and Deven Thornton (58) during their game against California School for the Deaf-Riverside in the second quarter at the California School for the Deaf in Fremont, Calif.

Martha Brennan