Paradise Bobcats Football Team Gives California Town Hope After Fires

One bright spot for the fire-devastated town of Paradise, Calif., is the high school football team. The Paradise Bobcats finished the regular season undefeated.
Kasten Ortiz plays right tackle on the offense, and says he's glad this football season has helped boost the community's sense of pride. Source: Eric Westervelt

A year after one of the country's most destructive wildfires ravaged Paradise, Calif., just 3,000 people have returned full time to a town that was once home to 27,000 . Many are commuting to school in Paradise from surrounding cities and towns, including almost all of the town's high school football team, the Bobcats.

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