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Drive, determination at Mendota High

The inspiring story of a football powerhouse, its families and its town

Updated: February 16, 2014, 9:02 AM ET
By Scott Harves | ESPN.com

July 1, 2013

It's 3:45 a.m. in Mendota, Calif. The migrant farm worker town of 11,000, just 40 miles west of Fresno, is pitch-black. Within 30 minutes, the rumble of multipassenger vans and a stream of headlights will fill Highways 180 and 33 leading in and out of Mendota, a community that is 98 percent Hispanic.

Robert "Beto" Mejia, the Mendota High School football coach, has agreed to meet me and my camera crew and to show us how many of his football players spend their summers ...

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