Connecting the Pack at La Joya Community High School

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Connecting the Pack at La Joya Community High School

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Connecting the Pack at La Joya Community High School

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Football equals resilience

Sport Feature: Football
Marissa Miranda
Varsity Football

Our La Joya Community High School Football team, coached by Coach Beene, has done an outstanding job in this year’s 2023-2024 football season. Our Junior Varsity, Jv football team has made such remarkable progress as of lately and has grown with new players. Our Varsity football team is as good as ever. Our Football team is filled with such strong willed and minded students, each putting their all into practices and especially games. They all have special bonds with one another and that is what makes them such a successful, hardworking team. With our Senior football players leaving us soon, they sure have all left their mark on the field.

Jv Football (Marissa Miranda)

This year’s football season has been described as “Resilience, facing toughness, and obstacles” said one of our Varsity football players, Dorreon Sanders.

Varsity player #35 Christian Chavarria celebrating after getting a touchdown! (Marissa Miranda)

Varsity football player, Daves Pearson said that football has made him learn “Don’t take failure, I guess, as a negative thing cause you can always improve on it”.

Jv football player Ryan Carroll said that from his experience of being on the football team this year he’s learned “Discipline for sure”.


“Players and coaches pour it all out on the field in an effort to prevail. Fans pack the stands to support and cheer on student-athletes they know and have relationships with. There’s a genuine love and desire to see the team and players do well.”- There’s nothing like high school football, and we need to remember that (

“Participating in high school athletics has long-lasting, definitive benefits, especially when athletic leaders create an environment that challenges and rewards the growth mindset. When participants are supported in this way, they develop lifelong habits that transcend high school.”-

“Remember, there are two main factors at work when it comes to fielding a representative high school football team: a kid’s willingness to put himself through the rigors of the sport and his parents’ willingness to let him.”- Changing perceptions, participation in high school football – ESPN

“Physical development nerding out for a moment; one of the key metrics of athleticism is not just mobility but (motor) control.”- Journal of a Youth Coach 2023: Mobility, Coordination and Control of Movement (

“Being an athlete in high school allows students to experience rigorous physical activity while still maintaining high mental acuity. It is this focus that allows high school athletes to set a strong foundation for fitness habits that last long after graduation.”-

“Football is hugely popular sport. Whether you play competitively or just for fun, it helps keep you fit and brings you the health benefits of other aerobic activities as well as some strengthening exercises.”-Football | NHS inform



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Marissa Miranda
Marissa Miranda is an astonishing photographer and journalist at La Joya Community High School in Avondale, Arizona. She is a Sophomore currently taking the 2023-2024 Advanced Digital Communication Class and upcoming SkillsUSA competitor. She is taking the class in hopes of learning and enhancing her skills in photography and video. She has only been at La Joya for two years. A lot has happened to her over her time on campus here at La Joya Community High School that has helped her improve as a photographer. She plans to one day go on to competition for photography or video. She made a promise to herself that she would succeed and present the best work possible. Marissa one day hopes to purse a career in photography or art. She hopes that as she grows, she will get to observe the growth of her and her colleagues.

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