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Chapter 2: Friday Night Lights

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A Friday night football game at Antioch High School, where the sport still remains very popular despite declining interest statewide. (Adam Grossberg/KQED)

With the country’s No. 1 high school football recruit – Najee Harris – Principal Louie Rocha and the Antioch High School football team haven’t had it this good since 1978. It was a nearly all-white team then. It’s not that way anymore. And there have been racial tensions since the city started to change. Now, Rocha has a chance to change that. But only if he can bring the older generation back to cheer for a team that doesn’t look like them … on and off the field.


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